More on Budget
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed momentum for a bipartisan health bill, on which she is an original cosponsor, that would provide substantial new funding for Medicaid in American Samoa.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a federal health care grant for American Samoa from the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department.
The discretionary grant of $588,815 was awarded to the American Samoa Department of Health by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is an agency within HHS. This grant provides federal funding for immunization and vaccines for children.
Washington, D.C.- Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomes multiple federal grants from the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) through their Maintenance Assistance Program (MAP).
Multiple ASG departments received these federal grants. The Department of Public Safety received $287,000 for their Maintenance & Rehabilitation program. Additionally, the LBJ Tropical Medical Center received $1,359,000 to aid their Critical Infrastructure Projects. Finally, the Ronald Reagan Shipyard Authority received $80,000 for their Apprenticeship Training Program.
Uosigitone, D.C.- Tali sapai e le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata le tele o tupe maua mai le malo feterale mai le Ofisa mo Mataupu i Teritori e ala mai Porokalama e Fesoasoani i le Faamautuina o galuega.
E tele matagaluega a le malo o Amerika Samoa ua maua nei tupe mai le feterale. E $287,000 na maua e le Matagaluega e Puipuia le Saogalemu Lautele mo a latou porokalama mo le Faatumau ma le Toefaaleleia. Ae le gata i lea, na maua e le Maotagasegase a le LBJ le $1,359,000 e fesoasoani i a latou galuega faatulaga o loo matua manaomia. Na maua foi e le Pulega a le Falevaa Ronald Reagan le $80,000 auā le latou porokalama faaleaoaoga.
Washington, DC – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed final passage in Congress of a major disaster relief bill containing Amata’s $18 million provision for Storm Gita-based nutrition assistance in American Samoa, and her request for a 100 percent match for Medicaid providing significant savings to the Territory. The legislation is final, after passing with a large bipartisan majority, and has been sent to President Trump to be signed into law.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed this week’s first look at the House Interior Appropriations bill, which contains her request for a third straight yearly increase for American Samoa, which is over $2.5 million more than the federal budget proposal for American Samoa Government.
“The Committee recommends $24,120,000 for American Samoa Operations, $400,000 above the enacted level and $2,591,00 above the budget request,” states the Committee’s report on the bill.
Uosigitone, D.C. – Aso Lulu, Na talia e le Tamaitaifaipule le vaaiga muamua i le pili a le Maota mo Tupe Atofa a le Initeria, o loo aofia ai lana talosaga ua sosoo tausaga e tolu o faia pea e sii ai le tupe maua mo Amerika Samoa, e $2.5 miliona e sili ai i le paketi talosagaina a le feterale mo le Malo o Amerika Samoa.
Ua faapea mai le Komiti i se ripoti e uiga i le pili “Ua talosaga le Komiti i le $24,120,000 mo Galuega fai a Amerika Samoa, e $400,000 e sili ai i le aofai ua pasia ma e $2,591,00 e sili ai i le paketi ua talosagaina.
Washington, DC – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata offered an amendment to increase American Samoa’s additional Storm Gita-related nutrition assistance to $18 million, and the House passed Amata’s amendment by voice vote, making this new total part of the bill.
Uosigitone, DC – Aso Faraile, Na faaulu e le Tamaitaifaipule ia Aumua Amata se toetueteuga ia faaopoopo ai le tupe fesoasoani mo meataumafa mo Amerika Samoa ona o aafiaga o le Afā o Gita i le $18 Miliona ma na pasia e le Maota le toeteuteuga a Amata i le fofogaina o a latou palota ua avea ai le nei aofaiga fou ma vaega o le pili..
Washington, DC – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming federal funds for water infrastructure from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A grant of $154,000 is available to American Samoa through the program, which works to provide improved drinking water throughout the country. The legislation providing for these specific EPA programs are a result of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN Act).