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December 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata advised constituents of more details regarding the growing U.S. and international response effort to provide medical support to Samoa and help prevent the spread of measles. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced $200,000 to provide immediate financial and technical assistance from the United States, by way of the World Health Organization (WHO), which is coordinating the international response teams.

December 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed news of U.S. and international steps to combat measles in Samoa.

Congresswoman Amata has reached out to U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand Scott Brown and his staff in Apia, and various government agencies for updates, and to learn about U.S. activities as part of the effort to support Samoa in containing the spread of measles.

December 2, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Laumua i Uosigitone – Aso Gafua, Na talisapai e le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata faasalalauga i taumafaiga Faavaomalō ma le Iunaite Setete e tete’e atu ai i le misela i Samoa.  welcomed news of U.S. and international steps to combat measles in Samoa.

November 20, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Congresswoman Amata with Administrator Seema Verma of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)Laumua i Uosigitone – Aso Lulu, Na saunoa le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata na pasia e le Maota le faaloaloaga o aso mo tupe faaalu faatulaga a le malo feterale e aofia ai le masina faasili mo le 100 pasene o le tupe faafetaui mai le feterale i le Medicaid mo Amerika Samoa, lea ua toe faaopoopo le isi 30 aso e o’o atu ia Tesema 20, 2019.

November 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata said that the House has passed an extension of level federal government spending that includes an extra month for American Samoa’s 100 percent federal Medicaid match rate, now extended another 30 days through December 20, 2019.

October 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed federal funds for American Samoa through the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department. This discretionary grant is designated to the American Samoa Department of Health.

The grant provides about $70,000 (specifically $69,976) in support for maternal and child health services.

October 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed two discretionary federal grants for American Samoa, each through the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department, for a total of nearly $520,000.

The larger of the two grants will provide $400,000 in social and economic development support in American Samoa through the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), an agency of HHS. The recipient is Empowering Pacific Island Communities, and the title of the grant is the Healthy Amerika Samoa Community Development project.

September 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata hailed Senate passage of an extension for American Samoa’s 100 percent federal Medicaid match through November 21, 2019. This follows last week’s vote in the House and sends American Samoa’s additional assistance to President Trump to be signed into law.

September 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata hailed House passage of an extension for American Samoa’s 100 percent federal Medicaid match through November 21, 2019.

August 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed two federal health care grants for American Samoa, each through the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department, for a total of nearly $1.1 million. These discretionary grants are both designated to the American Samoa Department of Health.

The larger of the two grants provides $1 million in social services support for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home-visiting Program in American Samoa through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).