More on Veterans
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed this week’s combined hearing of two Subcommittees of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs regarding the needs of the veteran homeless population.
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program will be considering applications from a wounded warrior or medically retired veteran for a position at her American Samoa office in Pago Pago. To be considered, all applications must be directed to the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program via the USAjobs.gov website.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata cosponsored and highlighted a bill unanimously passed by the Natural Resources Committee to expand and improve the Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) program. The bill creates more opportunities for veterans, strengthens national parks, encourages outdoor activities, and offers interesting career pathway experiences for youth.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted veterans’ legislation that passed the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs in the Committee’s final votes of 2017. The bill was introduced in early November with the support of Congresswoman Amata as an original cosponsor of the legislative effort, and strengthened by an amendment in markup to better assess health care in U.S. territories, including American Samoa.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day 2017:
God bless our veterans!
“Thank you to everyone who has served in our nation’s armed forces, and thank you also to every family of those who served.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted a week of veterans’ legislative activity as the nation prepares to observe Veterans Day this weekend.
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed the introduction of bipartisan veterans’ health legislation introduced to improve community care options. She is an original cosponsor of the VA Care in the Community Act, introduced today by Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed and attended this week’s special ceremony and Congressional Gold Medal presentation to Filipino World War II veterans who fought under the flag of the United States.
Washington, D.C. –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed news that a veterans hearing will be scheduled sometime in the second session of the 115th Congress to examine the challenges of veterans in Pacific insular areas.
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata focused attention on the healthcare needs of American Samoan veterans in a hearing of the Committee on Veterans Affairs to examine draft legislation of nine bills that propose a variety of upgrades and reforms at the VA.