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Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata

Amata pictured here wit Director Chao and some of the VA health team in Honolulu
Washington, D.C. — After Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata's recent visit to Honolulu,  a notice from Honolulu VA Regional Director Sergio S. Chao announced that the Department of Veterans’ Affairs will place a permanent Veterans Benefits Counselor in American Samoa to assist Veterans.  “In our recent...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is co-sponsoring a bill that would encourage STEM education and reward STEM educators in American Samoa and the other insular areas.  The STEM Educator Awards Equity Act, H.R. 3795 would expand the annual Presidential Awards for Excellence in...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata talking with Close Up students
Washington, D.C. —Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed notification of several grants for youth education efforts in insular areas from the Interior Department’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA), along with a grant for linemen training. OIA is providing a grant of $1 million in Technical...
President Joe Biden points to Opal Lee after signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act
WASHINGTON (AP) — Black Americans rejoiced after President Joe Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday, but some said that, while they appreciated the recognition at a time of racial reckoning in America, more is needed to change policies that disadvantage too many of their brethren. “It’s great,...
Amata with Peter Anaya and others a Veterans Day wave
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata said her American Samoa congressional office has a fellowship opening for a wounded warrior or medically retired veteran.  The person chosen for the special fellowship will work directly with military and veteran constituents to handle veterans-...
U.S. Federal District Court of Appeals in Denver CO
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Uifa’atali Aumua Amata’s concerns over the impact and effect on the fa’a Samoa, or Samoan culture, with extending US citizenship to persons born in American Samoa was well accepted by the US Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals...
Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata speaking on screen
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is an original cosponsor of legislation supporting establishment of a new committee of Veterans from throughout the five U.S. Territories and the three Freely Associated States to better advise the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) on...
Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata released the following statement regarding the appellate decision on the citizenship case: “Thank you first of all to the judges for their considered opinion that respected the people of American Samoa and the Samoan Way. Thank you to Mike...
1957 photo of Gov. Uifa’atali Peter T. Coleman in Tutuila
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Seen here is the United States Flag prominently displayed in this historic 1957 photo of Gov. Uifa’atali Peter T. Coleman in Tutuila. On Monday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata released the following statement and photo in celebration of 244 years of the US Flag. “In...
Aerial view of main road in American Samoa
Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata highlighted a proposed increase in highway funding for American Samoa that would implement a yearly boost in federal road-related funding of more than $6.8 million, taking it from the current $4.2 million to over $11 million. This would...

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