Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Sunday, November 15, 2020
COVID Aviation: Long Flight Back to DC for American Samoa Rep Aumua Amata
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 765 Views :: Congressional Delegation, COVID-19

Amata Back in Washington as Congress Resumes

News Release from Rep Aumua Amata, R-AS, Nov 15, 2020

Washington, D.C. – Sunday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is back in Washington, D.C., after piecing together a lengthy flight plan around the Pacific. Congress will be in session this week, and could continue consideration of further COVID-19 response or economic relief legislation to close out the year. Members of the House are also organizing for the 117th Congress to begin in January, setting the stage with leadership elections and plans for Committees.

Congresswoman Amata was able to take the charter aircraft to Apia, specifically approved by Congress. From there, the only available route to start her trip was a flight to Auckland. The next step was a connection to Seoul, South Korea. Finally, she was able to travel on to New York City, then DC.

“On behalf of our people having representation in Washington, I want to express appreciation to Prime Minister Tuilaepa Malielegaoi and Governor Lolo Moliga for that initial flight to Apia,” said Aumua Amata. “I am optimistic of bipartisan developments in Congress to close out this year. Over these weeks, I will be working to secure more economic aid and preserve American Samoa’s interests in government funding bills, so it was important to be in DC.”

“Next year, Congress will have narrow majorities, with one of the closest margins in the House of the past century,” she continued. “My vote for American Samoa in the committees on which I serve will be more important than ever. Seniority as Vice Ranking Member on both the Veterans and Small Business Committees will ensure our local priorities and needs are addressed.”

Amata is currently Vice Ranking Member in both the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and the Small Business Committee, and serves on the Natural Resources Committee.



TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote


808 Silent Majority

ACA Signups Hawaii


Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni


Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii

Blaisdell Memorial Project

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

Coffee Break

DVids Hawaii

E Hana Kakou Kelii Akina


Fix Oahu!

Follow the Money Hawaii

Frank in Hawaii

Front Page Magazine

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Life Alliance

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

Heritage Foundation



Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

I Vote Hawaii

If Hawaii News

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Iowa Meets Maui

Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

July 4 in Hawaii

Kahle v New Hope

Kakaako Cares

Kau TEA Party

Kauai Co GOP

Keep Hawaii's Heroes


Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii


National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Hawaiian

New Zeal

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

ObamaCare Abortion Hawaii


OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Pacific Aviation Museum

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii


Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Save Dillingham Airfield

School Choice in Hawaii

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii