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Amata welcomes Trump’s executive order on economic empowerment for Asian Pacific Islanders

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Office of the American Samoa Congressional Delegate) — On Monday, U.S. Congresswoman Aumua Amata joined President Trump, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and other leaders at the White House for the signing of the president’s executive order promoting the economic empowerment of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans or APIA.

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Congresswoman Amata of American Samoa joins President Trump and dignitaries in the Oval Office as he signed the executive order.  Office of the American Samoa Congressional Delegate photo

“This is a welcome and important executive order for all of our Asian and Pacific Islander communities throughout the country,” said Aumua Amata. “Thank you, President Trump, for this executive order and this dual effort to support economic growth and development among all Americans of APIA heritage, as part of a clear focus on jobs and opportunity for all Americans.”

As President Trump states in his executive order: “Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made important contributions to science and technology, culture and the arts, and the professions, such as business, law, medicine, education, politics, and economics. Their shared accomplishments and legacies are an inspirational, significant, and celebrated part of the American experience.”