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U.S. TERRITORIES

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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The U.S. Social Security Administration yesterday announced the most popular baby names in American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands for 2021. According to the list, Ethan is the most popular name for boys followed by Caleb, Aiden,...
The Diamadi family
Honolulu, HAWAII — When David Diamadi and his wife Joyce debated moving from Florida back to Joyce’s home island of Guam more than a decade ago, they considered what would be best for their daughter Haley, who has Down syndrome. Living on the U.S. island territory would bring them closer to many...
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WASHINGTON — Over the next several weeks the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether denying Supplemental Security Income benefits to residents of U.S. territories is unconstitutional, and Congress will decide whether to include the extension of SSI benefits to residents of U.S. territories in the...
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WASHINGTON —  The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) announced $8,500,000 in grant awards provided through the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs’ Energizing Insular Communities program to support energy initiatives in the U.S. territories.  “...
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Washington, D.C. — Imagine a health care system that serves over 3.5 million U.S. citizens (more than the state of Utah) facing up to an 85 percent cut to its federal funding allocation every few years. This is the case for the five U.S. territories — American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the...
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Washington D.C. — Connecticut Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of 18 attorneys general urging the Supreme Court to reject the exclusion of Americans living in territories from nationwide federal aid programs. In an amicus brief filed in United States v. Vaello-Madero, a case...
Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is welcoming a response letter from the Biden Administration directly expressing President Biden’s support for a Medicaid priority that is shared by the Territories, as introduced legislatively earlier this year with the unanimous bipartisan backing...
Congresswoman Amata and Congressman Gus Bilirakis
Washington, D.C. —  Saturday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed an agreement in Congress to move forward with legislation that would stabilize Medicaid funding for the Territories through an eight-year plan for American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U....
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Washington, D.C. — The Social Security Administration on Friday announced the most popular baby names in American Samoa, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands, for 2020.  Gianna and Elijah topped the list.  Some of the top boys and girls names for 2020 in American Samoa, Guam, and Northern Mariana...
Chairman Grijalva speaks in a remote hearing
Washington, D.C— Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata has urged an expansion of access to federal programs in U.S. Territories as part of a bipartisan effort in which Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and the five territorial Members of Congress wrote to Acting Director of the...

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