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US Representative Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen

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October 19, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed over $1.375 million in federal funds to American Samoa for LBJ Tropical Medical Center and other energy infrastructure.

“The Interior Department is releasing four different energy infrastructure grants to American Samoa, totaling $1,375,816,” said Aumua Amata. “Two of these are designated for LBJ hospital projects, another to the shipyard and another to American Samoa Power Authority.”

 

October 2, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement regarding the passing of Utu Abe Malae:

"I will miss Utu Abe Malae deeply, and I know that many of us share a heavy sense of loss. I’m saddened beyond words by this news, and my heart is with his family and those closest to him. He was a dear friend of many years, a superb man of decency and honor, and a highly respected and trusted public servant in American Samoa. A man of compassion, he cared for the people of American Samoa, and helped so many of our people over the years.

September 4, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed over $90,000 in federal funds for the American Samoa Department of Health to support preventive care.

“I’m pleased to welcome support for preventive care, because access to preventive services can result in better health and even savings in long term health care costs,” said Aumua Amata. “Federal assistance is of particular importance to American Samoa’s health systems.”

 

August 29, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed nearly $100,000 in federal funds through the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department for American Samoa’s Family Professional Partnership and Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) programs.

“This grant will ultimately benefit children and families with special health care needs,” said Aumua Amata. “I’m pleased to welcome health care assistance to American Samoa, an area where federal resources make a tremendous difference.”

August 2, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed Senate passage of a package of Appropriations bills, including Interior Appropriations, that contains her requests for the $718,000 increase for American Samoa Government, and provides for an official report to Congress on the condition of the LBJ Tropical Medical Center.

June 6, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomes another significant federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of $2,825,506 for American Samoa. The Pacific Basin Grant is offered under the Health Center Cluster Program of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

April 18, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomes another federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of $256,864 for American Samoa. The Pacific Basin Grant is offered under the Health Center Cluster Program of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

April 6, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a federal grant of $61,555.00 to LBJ Tropical Medical Center for emergency children’s healthcare programs.

“I appreciate this support for health care in American Samoa,” said Aumua Amata. “Access to necessary health services can sometimes be a challenge in American Samoa, so federal support like this helps assist underrepresented children and children with special health needs receive much needed care.”

January 23, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed Congressional action authorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years, and ending the unnecessary government shutdown late Monday. Congresswoman Amata is pleased that CHIP, a priority which helps ensure access to medical care for many children in American Samoa, is no longer dependent on short term authorization, but in place for the traditional six years. President Trump signed the bill into law immediately Monday night.

January 5, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a $2,321,000 federal grant for the American Samoa Department of Health, for the Pacific Basin Health Center Cluster program.

“I appreciate this funding for American Samoa,” said Aumua Amata. “Access to quality health services can be a major challenge in American Samoa, and federal support like this is part of the constant process of ensuring that care is available.”