Amata backs Real ID Act improvements


Delegate Aumua Amata (R-A.Samoa) poses with Republic of the Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine in the American Samoa Congressional office when she visited Washington, DC. (Contributed Photo)

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Delegate Aumua Amata (R-A.Samoa) has supported the Real ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act (H.R. 3398), which she cosponsored, including a statement for the Congressional Record urging this action.

On Thursday last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed this bipartisan bill to help citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia that live in the United States obtain necessary identifications and driver’s licenses.

“I’m pleased to see this change for U.S. residents from the Freely Associated States, among our nation’s closest friends and allies,” said Amata. “I lived in the RMI for eight years, and it is home to The Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll, which I recently visited on a [congressional delegation], and all three nations play a key role in U.S. national defense and strategy.” (PR)

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