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Rep. Aumua Amata

Delegate for American Samoa’s At-Large District

pronounced OW-moo-uh // u-MAH-tuh

Amata is the delegate from American Samoa and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 6, 2015. Amata is next up for reelection in 2018.

Because American Samoa is a territory of the United States, and not a state, its representative in the House of Representatives is a delegate with limited voting privileges — Amata can vote in committee but not on the House floor, including not on the final passage of bills. Delegates have a marginalized role in Congress and their constituents are not represented in Congress in the same manner as most citizens.

Photo of Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0]


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Committee Membership

Aumua Amata sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Amata was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Amata sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Labor and Employment (24%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (19%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Commerce (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Health (10%) Immigration (10%)

Recent Bills

Some of Amata’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Primary Sources

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