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March 24, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is announcing she is a cosponsor of the bipartisan Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, newly introduced this week to immediately help student Veterans during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. 

March 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming this week’s examination in the Veterans’ Affairs Committee of a bipartisan bill to strengthen oversight at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which was introduced in February by Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and Rep. Aumua Amata (R-American Samoa).

February 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04) and Aumua Amata (American Samoa) have introduced a bipartisan bill to strengthen oversight at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

February 6, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata hailed House passage of bill she cosponsored, H.R.4305, the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act.

Through this unique bill, Veterans will learn the art and science of training dogs. This can give the Veteran a new mission and new skills while gaining personal health benefits throughout time with a dog in training. Upon completion of the program, the veterans may choose to adopt their dogs to provide continuing therapy.

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed House passage of the Identifying Barriers and Best Practices Study Act, H.R. 4183. This bipartisan Veterans’ legislation was introduced by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), with Rep. Amata (R-AS) as the lead Republican on the bill and original cosponsor.

November 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she has cosponsored H.R.4305, the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act, introduced by Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH).

November 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata took part in a variety of hearings, including examining a fishing report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), reviewing efforts to protect Veterans from online fraud, along with hearings on supporting rural and remote small businesses, and updating child protection services in Native American communities.

November 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming House passage of a small business bill that also support Veterans.

On Wednesday, the House passed the bipartisan Verification Alignment and Service-disabled Business Adjustment Act, better known as the VA-SBA Act, H.R. 1615. Congresswoman Amata cosponsored this bill, introduced by Rep. Trent Kelly (R-MS). This bill came through the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and the Committee on Small Business, and she serves on both.

November 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming House passage of a bill honoring the World War II service of “Rosie the Riveter.”

The Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019, H.R. 1773, which Amata cosponsored, recognizes all the women in the United States who joined the workforce during World War II. The bill attracted widespread bipartisan support, and has a counterpart bill in the Senate.

November 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming House passage late Tuesday of a group of bipartisan and broadly supported Veterans’ bills, including two that she cosponsored.

“On the week of Veterans Day, the House is voting on a series of Veterans bills,” said Aumua Amata, Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. “Our nation has serious commitments to our Veterans for the rest of their lifetimes. These bills each address some aspect that’s important to a portion of our Veteran population.”