American Samoas US Congresswoman, Aumua Amata Radewagen, is pushing for the incoming US Government to overturn President Obamas decision to create marine monuments in the Pacific.

Amata Catherine Coleman Radewagen was born December 29, 1947. She is the Delegate for the United States House of Representatives from American Samoa. Radewagen, a Republican, was elected on November 4, 2014, defeating Democratic incumbent Eni Faleomavaega. She began her tenure on January 3, 2015.

The Remote Islands Monuments comprise the largest marine protected area in the world and encompas commercial fishing areas that American Samoas fishing industry regard as vital for its survival.

Aumua Amata Radewagen met with Vice President Mike Pence.

She said she made clear the need for President Donald Trump to rescind President Obamas executive orders creating and expanding the marine reserves.

"So these repeals will be a huge win for us in American Samoa and our fishing community. And I know that the Governor and I are united to reverse these misguided designations."

Aumua said she is also pressing for the new administration for American Samoa to get its fair share of new infrastructure dollars Mr Trump had promised for the modernisation of Americas outdated highways, airports and hospitals.
And she said federal air service restrictions could soon be lifted in American Samoa.