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Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata

Amata and  Rep. Darren Soto
Washington, D.C. — Legislation directing Medicaid funding to American Samoa for the next eight years was introduced this week. Congresswoman Amata is an original cosponsor of this key bill, which locks in the nation’s best non-emergency federal matching rate, known as FMAP, at 83 percent for the...
Amata in her DC office wearing a facemask
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) has transmitted $16,718,000 in grant funding to the American Samoa government to support the operations of the hospital, the community college, public schools, and the judicial system in the territory.    “The Office...
Congresswoman Amata speaking with Secretary McDonough
Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, February 09, 2021 — Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata Aumua Radewagan welcomed the swearing in of the 11th United States Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Denis McDonough, and highlighted the importance of VA issues to Veterans. “I’m pleased VA leadership is in place, so...
Amata and other Representatives and Senators at the National Prayer Breakfast.
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata took part in the National Prayer Breakfast, her fifth time to participate. The annual bipartisan event has been held since 1953, when President Eisenhower became the first President to attend and bring widespread attention to the event,...
The Capitol Police Force honor guard with flag and ashes
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata released the following statement in honor of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick: “Congress today honored the life of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. This week, he lay in honor in the U.S. Capitol. We are saddened by his loss, and...
Amata wearing a face mask
Washington, D.C. — Monday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata released a welcome home message on the occasion of the first repatriation flight: “Talofa and welcome home everyone! First, I want to thank God for this blessing. I want to thank everyone at Hawaiian Air for taking you home on this flight...
President Joe Biden (who was Vice President at the time)
Washington, D.C. — Thursday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata sent a letter to President Biden identifying top congressional issues for American Samoa, alerting him to repatriation needs, and outlining numerous opportunities to work productively with his Administration in a bi-partisan manner in the...
Amata with others
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — NOAA-funded researchers, and partners have identified a new record size coral colony at Ta’u Island in American Samoa, even larger than the island’s Big Momma colony, one of the largest in the world. The colony was measured and described during a monitoring survey...
Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata attended the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., and Vice President Kamala Harris, and echoed the call for unity.  “I’ve been to a number of inaugurations, and each one is memorable because the beginning of a new presidency is a part of...
Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata welcomed the signing into law of the Malala Act, which she cosponsored. Passed at the end of the 116th Congress, the bipartisan Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act, H.R. 4508 promotes much-needed access to higher education for girls in Pakistan...

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