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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).

August 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomes a federal Pacific Basin health grant. This discretionary funding of $167,000 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is designated to the American Samoa Department of Health.

“Thank you to Director Motusa Nua and Seiuli Elisapeta Ponausuia for their work with the Pacific Basin program,” said Aumua Amata. “Cumulative health funding from the federal government is necessary to meet the medical needs of our people, and provides important support for our health care professionals.”

July 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed the continuing rapid progress for a bipartisan health bill, introduced just last week, that would provide tens of millions in funding for Medicaid in American Samoa.

July 17, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Uosigitone, D.C. – Aso Lulu, Na fiafia lava le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata i le vave o le faaauauina o le faagasologa mo le pili aufaatasi a itufaaupufai mo le soifuamaloloina, na faauluina i le vaiaso ua mavae, e maua ai faitau fia sefulu miliona o tupe mo le Medicaid i Amerika Samoa.

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).

July 15, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Congresswoman Aumua and Director Motusa NuaUosigitone, D.C. – Aso Gafua, Na talia e le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata  tupe feterale i le aofa’i e $2,327,753 mai le Matagaluega o Tautua mo le Soifuamaloloina ma Tagata a le Iunaite Setete mo le Matagaluega o le Soifuamaloloina a Amerika Samoa. O nei tupe mo le Pasefika o loo auina atu i lalo o le Porokalama mo le Soifuamaloloina a le Taupulega mo Alamanuia mo le Soifuamaloloina ma Tautua (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.