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Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata

Cong. Uifaatali Amata at her standup desk
Washington, D.C. —Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata welcomed today the announcement of a grant of $67,148 for the American Samoa Department of Homeland Security. The grant is part of the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness program, which is awarded by the US Department of Transportation’s...
Cong. Uifaatali Amata
  Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata is welcoming the announcement of $950,000 in federal funds for programs that seek to identify, assess, and respond to instances of domestic violence and sexual assault. This grant, administered by the US Department of Justice’s Office on Violence...
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...

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