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Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata announced she is an original cosponsor of bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan of CNMI that would allow unlimited federal funding for the Medicaid program in the U.S. territories, including American Samoa and the Marianas.
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata highlighted the signing into law of several priorities that she has supported for American Samoa, and said she would welcome rapid congressional action to boost direct payments to $2,000, and is monitoring that effort. Under the new law, $600 will be sent out.
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata hailed House passage of priorities that she has sought for American Samoa, part of major year-end government funding, health care and economic assistance legislation. The bill includes these key local objectives:
Washington, D.C. – Sunday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata said she was given the vaccine Saturday, and she encourages people to take the vaccine as it becomes available.
“It was not difficult and I have not felt sick,” Amata said. “I do think it’s the right thing for our people to do, so we can begin a return to more normal times.”
Washington, D.C. – Sunday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata highlighted Public Health Thank You Day, which recognizes on the Monday before Thanksgiving, the year-round efforts of public health professionals.
Washington, D.C. – Sunday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata is encouraged by a bipartisan congressional update provided Thursday by doctors and scientists involved in coordinating development efforts. She will continue to urge federal authorities to take into account the territories’ unique status in their distribution plans, and ensure they are fully included.
Pago Pago – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a health grant for maternal and child health services.
This discretionary grant of $97,104 is for American Samoa Department of Health from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which is part of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS).
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed the announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that once a COVID-19 vaccine is approved, it will be available for free to those depending on Medicaid or Medicare.
Pago Pago – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted National Pharmacy Week, which recognizes the contributions of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.