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Cong. Uifaatali Amata

Congresswoman Amata meeting with Ag Committee Ranking Member Glenn Thompson
Washington, D.C. –  Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is welcoming a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the American Samoa Department of Agriculture (ASDOA) and the benefit of local farmers. Congress authorized this funding program in a recent Congress (the 115th) as...
Congresswoman Amata with Congressman Joe Wilson
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022. This major annual legislation authorizes Pentagon operations across the board, including priorities such as a 2.7 percent pay increase for our troops, and...
Mariana Timu-Faiai
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is welcoming the announcement of $454,543 in federal funds for American Samoa’s criminal justice system. The funds are part of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funding program of the US Justice Department’s Office of Justice...
Congresswoman Amata with Congressman Joe Wilson, a senior Member of the Armed Services Committee.  [courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022. This major annual legislation authorizes Pentagon operations across the board, including priorities such as a 2.7 percent pay increase for our troops, and...
Toa o Samoa with Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Remarks made by Sen. Soliai Tuipine Fuimaono during a Senate session last week, sharing with his colleagues that he had been informed by Acting Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale that a Toa O Samoa from American Samoa had been captured in Afghanistan and was being held in...
Amata with troops in the Middle East
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata released a statement to veterans of Afghanistan, and a reminder of ways to access any needed mental health or counseling resources:  “Many of our friends and family members from American Samoa have served in Afghanistan over the past 20 years. You’...
Lt. Governor Talauega Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — When the U.S. House of Representatives passed a “minibus” appropriations bill on July 29, 2021, the legislation took funding approved to various federal government agencies, including The Department of Interior one step closer to reality. Of particular importance to...
Cong. Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata congratulated Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa on her historic leadership role as the first female Prime Minister of the Independent State of Samoa, which has been publicly recognized by statements from the U.S. Department of State...
Congresswoman Amata with Frank Pallone
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed passage Wednesday by the full House Energy and Commerce Committee of legislation to establish key Medicaid funding for American Samoa for eight years. The bill next moves on for consideration by the entire House of Representatives....
Amata with VA doctors and personnelDirector Sergio S. Chao of the Honolulu Regional Office and VA Clinic Director Dr. Adam Robinson
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata last week, as part of a series of meetings while she was in Honolulu, also met with the leadership of the Spark M. Matsunaga Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Medical Center associated with Tripler Army Medical Center that serves so many Veterans...

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