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Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata

Amata speaking at Veterans event
Washington, D.C. — Uifa’atali Amata spoke Thursday at a U.S. Capitol event urging for more complete Veterans services for Veterans who served from the territories or freely associated states. The event was organized by Puerto Rico Veterans and specifically highlighted their interest in statehood...
Amata and Young
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed House passage Tuesday of S.497, the Senate companion bill to the House version she helped introduce, the American Fisheries Advisory Committee Act of 2021, H.R. 3128. In June, the bill was sponsored in the House by the late Congressman Don...
Amata and CODEL
Washington, D.C. —  Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata took part this past week in a Congressional Delegation (CODEL) that included a series of meetings in Papua, New Guinea, as part of a wide-ranging trip to several Pacific region countries that have strategic alignment with the United States. In...
Chairman Grijalva in a remote hearing Amata n others
WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata, along with of the Representatives of the five U.S Territories, took part in the letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), led by Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) — in a bipartisan effort to identify gaps in...
Congresswoman Amata testifying remotely
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata testified Thursday before the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee regarding American Samoa’s Operations funding derived from the Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA), in which she requested an increase based on inflation...
Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is welcoming notice of nearly $1.5 million in Fiscal Year 2022 in federal funding for transportation.  Specifically, American Samoa will receive $1,488,150 in funding through Federal Transit Administration (FTA) formula programs this year. These...
Women's History Month banner
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is drawing attention to Women’s History Month, along with International Women’s Day (March 8), and honoring the women of American Samoa:  “Women’s History Month has begun, and it’s a wonderful chance to express our heartfelt appreciation to all the...
The Runit Dome
Washington, D.C. — Uifa’atali Amata is an original cosponsor of legislation to formally apologize for the U.S. nuclear legacy in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The Resolution was introduced on March 1, a key anniversary of the Cold War-era nuclear testing program with the most powerful...
Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata released the following message in Samoan and in English reacting to news of community transmission of covid-19: “American Samoa has been deeply blessed to have had so many months without Covid on our shores, particularly during seasons when some of...
MICHAEL SUN IN FRONT OF SOUTH PACIFIC ACADEMY
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is delighted to announce that Michael Sun has been accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, one of the nation’s prestigious Service Academies. He is the first acceptance of this year’s group of student nominees from American Samoa.  “I’m...

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