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Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata

Amata during a zoom committee meeting
Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed the announcement of over $685,000 in federal funds for American Samoa’s efforts to combat violence against women. These federal funds are from two grant programs administered by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) of the...
Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is providing an update on a development in Congress as part of the major budget reconciliation bill that would give new tax credit to businesses in American Samoa. If passed into law, the measure would allow deduction of 20 percent of wages and...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed two new appointees to the leadership team for the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA), as announced by the Department of Interior (DOI). “It’s good to have a strong team on board at the Department of Interior to devote their efforts to Insular...
Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. –— Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata took part in the conclusion of voting Thursday in the House Committee on Natural Resources regarding a proposed $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill that will continue to be debated in Congress. While aspects of the same legislation were being...
Amata with Capitol building in the background
Washington, D.C. — Thursday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata achieved major advancement for dedicated hospital funds in stimulus legislation marked up by the House Natural Resources Committee in a bipartisan agreement. American Samoa is expected to see a range of $120 million to $140 million over...
Amata at stand up desk
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata said the growing use of Telehealth will be a necessary part of the planning to come for a new hospital, and its role in how future health care is delivered, as she highlighted over $521,000 in newly announced Telehealth funding from Congress through...
Flag-draped caskets
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata released this statement honoring the US. Service Members slain in the attack last week in Afghanistan. “The United States lost 13 brave members of our all-volunteer Armed Forces, who were selflessly serving others and in Afghanistan to get others to...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata on Tuesday attended a Members-only Classified Briefing to inform Members of Congress more fully of the developments in Afghanistan, and U.S. efforts.  “Although the content of the briefing cannot be discussed publicly, it was helpful insight into...
Car attempting to drive through flood waters in Fagaima
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — There is good news for Fagaima residents and drivers — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is welcoming over $3.1 million in federal funding for a major storm water management and culvert project, called the Fagaima Flood Mitigation project. According to the congresswoman’s...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata and Gov. Lemanu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata has been in contact with the Pentagon, and put the following public statement on her congressional Facebook page:  “I am receiving inquiries regarding an American Samoan soldier. I want you to know I immediately began looking into this...

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