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V.P. Pence, commissioners and cabinet members
WASHINGTON – On Monday, January 27, 2020, Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office to members of President Donald J. Trump’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at the White House in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Key Administration officials speaking...
Taulapapa William Sword, National Committeewoman and Congresswoman Aumua Amata & Frank Barron
The Republican Party of American Samoa was in South Florida at Trump National Doral Resort for the winter RNC Meeting.  Attending on behalf of American Samoa is RPAS Chairman Taulapapa William Sword, National Committeewoman and Congresswoman Aumua Amata & Frank Barron as proxy for National...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, DC – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement regarding impeachment and several legislative successes over the past two weeks for American Samoa: “Throughout the impeachment process, I’ve deliberately kept my focus on the needs of the people of American Samoa,...
We are disappointed by the opinion of the Utah federal court in the Fitisemanu case. It will certainly come as a surprise to tens of thousands of American Samoans that a federal judge in Utah has ruled that they are now United States citizens. Because the residents of American Samoa have vibrant...
Congresswoman Amata with Admiral Phil Davidson,
Washington, D.C. — This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. This major annual legislation authorizes Pentagon operations, a pay increase for the troops, increased survivor benefits for military families, and...
U.S. Federal District Court building Salt Lake City, Utah
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Persons born in American Samoa are citizens of the United States by virtue of the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment,” declared US District Court Judge Clark Waddoups of the federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah, in a 69-page opinion issued yesterday. Under...
Congresswoman Amata with the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Seema Verma.
Washington, D.C. —  Congresswoman Aumua Amata is hailing a breakthrough Medicaid agreement that would provide major increases and years of stability for American Samoa’s Medicaid services. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) have announced an...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata advised constituents of more details regarding the growing U.S. and international response effort to provide medical support to Samoa and help prevent the spread of measles. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced $200,000 to...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming federal funds for American Samoa through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This $23 million grant is part of the federal government’s long term disaster recovery process following 2018’s severe Storm Gita, and is...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata with U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, Hon. Scott Brown; and DCM and  Charge D'Affaires Antone Greubel
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed news of U.S. and international steps to combat measles in Samoa. Congresswoman Amata has reached out to U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand Scott Brown and his staff in Apia, and various government agencies for updates, and to learn about U.S....

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