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Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata

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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is recognizing National Military Appreciation Month, and released the following statement:  “This Military Appreciation Month and in honor of Armed Forces Day (May 16), we send out our deep appreciation to all who serve. “In American Samoa, we are...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata speaking with an unidentified woman
Washington, D.C. — American Samoa is to receive over $479 million ($479,135,254) in federal funds resulting from this year’s legislation known as the American Rescue Plan, according to Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata. Uifa’atali noted that the U.S. Treasury announced this week that the funds from...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Thursday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed House passage of H.R. 1448, the Puppies Assisting Wounded Service members (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act. Amata is an original cosponsor and supported a similar effort last Congress. This unique therapy bill, sponsored by Rep....
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Thursday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed official notice of a Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant for the airport at Fitiuta, Ta’u, designated to the runway lighting project. The grant totaling $338,888 includes $33,888 from...
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Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Lieutenant Governor Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale and Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata took part in a congressional hearing, in which the Lieutenant Governor testified in “strong opposition” to a proposed Insular Cases Resolution. The Congresswoman agreed and supported...
President Biden and Congresswoman Amata fist-bump
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata met with White House officials this past Friday to highlight American Samoa’s needs. In a meeting with White House Associate Director for Puerto Rico and other Territories Gretchen Sierra-Zorita and Special Assistant to the President and House...
Amata with police officers
Washington, D.C. — On Monday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata honored American Samoa’s police and highlighting National Police Week (May 9-15): “A heartfelt thank you to all of our law enforcement officers during this National Police Week. We all look to our professional police and law enforcement...
Educators from American Samoa with Amata
Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata thanked teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3-7):  “This week is a great time to let a teacher know they are truly appreciated. Our teachers care about our children, teens, and young people in college or vocational school. Teachers...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is highlighting a new federal assistance option for American Samoa’s restaurants available now through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. This is an assistance option that was passed by Congress in the most recent COVID response legislation, the...
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Washington, D.C. — Thursday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata released the following statement in recognition of the National Day of Prayer: “The National Day of Prayer is a beautiful yearly tradition. This year’s theme is ‘Lord, pour out your love, life and liberty.’ It is based on II Corinthians 3:...

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