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April 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Thursday, President Trump signed S. 544 into law yesterday, which eliminates the termination date for the successful Veteran’s Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014.

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Congresswoman Amata with Chairman Roe and Vice-Chairman Bilirakis in the HVAC Hearing Room

April 18, 2017 Press Release

Pago Pago, AS –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced that during his visit Sunday, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will dedicate the Veterans Administration outpatient clinic to the memory of the late Congressman Eni F.H. Faleomavaega, who passed away in February at his home in Utah.  Upon his passing, Amata introduced legislation after consultation with the Governor and the concurrence of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House, to name the VA outpatient clinic in Faleomavaega’s honor.

April 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) held a hearing on the effectiveness of the actions the VA has taken to realign and rectify flaws in the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) program.  Fixing the VCL is a top priority of the House Veterans Affairs Committee.

March 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Capitol Hill this afternoon to examine ways the VA might improve their hiring practices, and retain good employees.

March 17, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, released the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 1367, To improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

March 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and the House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC), in conjunction with the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, held a series of joint hearings this week, regarding the budget requests of several major Veterans Service Organizations (VSO’s) including, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the Disabled Veterans of America (DVA), and the American Legion.

February 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, testified before the Military Construction/ Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee in the U.S. Capitol building this morning to speak on the needs and discrepancies in care for our veterans in American Samoa.

February 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and her fellow colleagues on the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health hosted a roundtable meeting with the national veterans’ service organizations (VSO’s) on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning to discuss the legislative goals and priorities for our nation’s veterans in the 115th Congress.

January 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, issued the following statement following her assignment to two Subcommittees on the House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) for the 115th Congress by Committee Chairman Phil Roe (TN).

January 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, issued the following statement in reaction to Dr. David Shulkin being appointed to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

I am happy to see that the President-elect has chosen Dr. David Shulkin to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Shulkin is currently serving as the Under-Secretary of Health with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and acts at the Chief Executive of the Veterans Health Administration in that role.