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Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata

Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata took part in Tuesday’s legislative hearing of the Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP), and has cosponsored legislation introduced by Congressman Kaiali’i Kahele: H.J. Res 55, the Prince Jonah...
In September and October, Congress has been working on perhaps the most new federal funding that has ever been considered at one time, $4.7 trillion in two major bills. As you might imagine, that generates enthusiasm from some, strong opposition from others, and some moderates in the middle want to...
Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata said that there were developments in Washington on Tuesday improving prospects for a short-term extension of the current Medicaid federal match (FMAP) of 83% for American Samoa, potentially avoiding an upcoming deadline sometimes called a Medicaid...
Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed the announcement $344,292 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and congratulated the American Samoa Criminal Justice Planning Agency. “Like this past week’s grants to help prevent domestic violence, this grant to...
U.S. Air Force birthday logo
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is honoring the anniversary of the United States Air Force’s founding as a Service, officially on this date in 1947. She released the following statement: “Congratulations to the United States Air Force, and the Air National Guard! The U.S. Air...
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...

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