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U.S. TERRITORIES

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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.  “...
U.S. Capitol building
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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Washington, D.C. — Next week the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee is set to hold a hearing on territorial Medicaid programs. This policy area is one you’re likely to hear more about as the year progresses because the territories—American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana...
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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Nonprofit organization and parity advocate Equally American has urged the House Committee on Ways and Means in the U.S. House of Representatives to urge their support for including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa in the Supplemental Security Income...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The governors of American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas and Guam have requested the US National Marine Fisheries Service to provide an additional 90-days for public comments on the proposed rule to designate critical habitat for seven threatened corals in...

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