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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).
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.”
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.
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a health care grant for American Samoa from the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department for nearly $1.75 million.
This discretionary Pacific Basin Grant totaling $1,745,233 is offered under the Health Center Cluster Program of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed important congressional news for American Samoa. The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 268, an Emergency Appropriations bill for Disaster Assistance for the many States and Territories suffering from wildfires, hurricanes, flooding and other disasters including Cyclone Gita which devastated American Samoa.
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a federal health care grant for mothers and children in American Samoa.
“Federal funds make specialized programs possible, in this case serving our mothers, infants and young children,” said Aumua Amata. “The accumulation of federal funding, whether a grant is large or small, combines to make a big difference for our islands, and I’m pleased to pass along news of this grant.”
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.”
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.
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.”
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.”