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Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata

Congresswoman Amata and Kelley Anderson Tagarino
Washington, D.C — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata focused on coral reef health in a Tuesday hearing of the Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife (WOW). Congresswoman Amata is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan Restoring Resilient Reefs Act of 2021, H.R. 160,...
Amata and firefighters
Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata highlighted Firefighter Appreciation Day, also known as International Firefighters’ Day:  “On Firefighter Appreciation Day, I want to say thank you to our firefighters for their readiness and responses. They help educate us to prevent...
 Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed a $100,000 health grant from the American Rescue Plan Act, passed by Congress this year and signed into law in March.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed a $100,000 health grant on Monday from the American Rescue Plan Act, passed by Congress this year and signed into law in March. The discretionary grant to the American Samoa Department of Health for home visiting is from the U.S. Department...
Head Start logo
Washington, D.C. — Monday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed a grant of over $400,000 for American Samoa’s Head Start program through the U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS). Specifically, the discretionary grant of $400,891 is directed to the American Samoa Department of...
Congresswoman Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata again emphasized health infrastructure in a Wednesday hearing of the Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples, stating for the record that LBJ Tropical Medical Center is “in dire need of replacement or repair.” The oversight...
Congresswoman Amata, U.S. Mint Director David Ryder,Park staff
Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata highlighted the National Park of American Samoa as part of National Park Week (April 17-25), an initiative of the National Park Service (NPS) and the National Park Foundation. The NPS is part of the Department of the Interior, and within...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan Trillion Trees Act of 2021, introduced this week with Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Bruce Westerman, who is a licensed forester, and the support of more than 70 Members.   “In American Samoa,...
Congresswoman Amata taking part remotely in HASC hearing
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is an original cosponsor in the 117th Congress of H.R. 1448, the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act. This unique therapy bill, which pairs Veterans and service dogs to treat mental illness, was examined Thursday...
Amata dancing Flag Day 2012
Washington, D.C. —  Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is commemorating Flag Day 2021: “Happy Flag Day to everyone in American Samoa! This holiday means so much to our people. On this day (April 17), our ancestors first raised the American flag in our islands. We celebrate being part of the United...
Congressional Art Show participants with their paintings
Washington, D.C. — Monday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata was delighted to announce the winners of the Malofie Congressional Art Competition. This year’s first-place winner is Martin Peresetene of Leone High School, and his art will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for a year. The second-place...

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