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July 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomes a federal grant of $2,327,753 from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the American Samoa Department of Health. The Pacific Basin Grant is offered under the Health Center Cluster Program of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

June 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata attended a hearing of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Health, examining ways to strengthen health care in the U.S. Territories.

This follows a similar hearing in the House Committee on Natural Resources committee held on May 23 in which all 5 Medicaid directors from each of the territories testified, including American Samoa Medicaid Director Sandra King-Young.

June 20, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Amata at Medicaid hearingUosigitone, D.C.- Aso Tofi, Na auai le Tamaitaifaipule ia Aumua Amata i se iloiloga a le Komiti a le Maota i le Enetia ma le Komiti Lagolago a le Fefaatauaiga i le Soifuamaloloina, na iloilo ai auala e faamausali ai tausiga faasoifuamaloloina i Teritori o le Iunaite Setete.

June 19, 2019 Press Release

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.

June 19, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Congresswoman Aumua and Director Motusa NuaUosigitone, D.C. – Aso Lulu, Na talia e le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata se vaega tupe mai le feterale mo le tausiga faasoifuamaloloina mo Amerika Samoa mai le Matagaluega mo le Soifuamaloloina ma Tautua mo Tagata a le Iunaite Setete.

May 27, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Congresswoman Amata urging her $18 million amendment before the HouseUosigitone, D.C. – Aso Faraile, Ua fiafia le Tamaitaifaipule ia Aumua Amata e faailoa atu i lana vaega le pasia e le Senate a le Iunaite Setete le pili e fesoasoani i faalavelave o loo aofia ai le talosaga a Amata mo le $18 miliona e fesoasoani i meataumafa mo Amerika Samoa, ma lana talosaga mo le 100% mo le Medicaid.  I lalo o lea pili fou, o le tupe atoa mai le Medicaid e oo atu i le iva masina ma e telē le faasaoina mai ai o le Teritori.

May 27, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Congresswoman Amata with Administrator Seema Verma of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)Uosigitone, D.C. – Aso Tofi, Na talia e le Tamaitaifaipule ia Aumua Amata le tala ua talia e le Ta’ita’i o le Ofisa Tutotonu mo le Medicare ma le Medicaid ia Seema Verma le talosaga e mafai ai e Amerika Samoa ma isi Teritori ona faaaoga se aofaiga o tupe totoe mai le ACA na faatulaga e faamuta ia Tesema o le tausaga nei.  O le masani na sau ai e mua’i faaaoga e Amerika Samoa le tupe maua faaletausaga a o le i faaaogaina le tupe fesoasoani lea.

May 8, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Uosigitone, DC – Aso Gafua, Faailoa e le Tamaitaifaipule ia Aumua Amata o le a usuia se fonotaga a le Komiti atoa mo Alamanuia Faalenatura e taga’i ai i le mataupu o le e faatatau i le Medicaid mo Atumotu (Insular Areas Medicaid Cliff).

May 6, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced that the full Committee on Natural Resources will be holding an upcoming oversight hearing on the topic of the Insular Areas Medicaid Cliff.

“This is an important and timely topic for American Samoa,” said Aumua Amata. “I appreciate the leadership of the Natural Resources Committee devoting this hearing to our insular areas and Medicaid, including my friend, Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, who serves as Vice Chairman for Insular Affairs.”

March 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a federal health care grant for American Samoa from the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department.