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September 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata took part in a markup of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee (HVAC) to develop the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) portion of the reconciliation bill, S. Con. Res 14, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2022. Congresswoman Amata urged more attention on Afghanistan Veterans, and advocated a specific outreach plan to ensure they are fully made aware of all the VA care and benefits that they can access.

September 3, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata cosponsored newly introduced legislation honoring the 13 Service Members who lost their lives recently serving in Afghanistan with the Congressional Gold Medal — the highest honor or expression of national appreciation that Congress can bestow.

August 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata released a statement honoring Veterans of Afghanistan, and a reminder of ways to access any needed mental health or counseling resources:

August 11, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is hailing final passage through Congress of the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act. Amata is an original cosponsor of H.R.1448, and supported a similar effort in the previous Congress. The Senate passed the bill this week, following up on House passage in May, so the bill has been sent to President Biden to be signed into law.

July 29, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed House passage Thursday of the Alexander Lofgren Veterans in Parks (VIP) Act, H.R. 4300, which she cosponsored to thank and honor Veterans.

In national appreciation of their service and sacrifice, the legislation provides free lifetime access to all U.S. National Parks, and other National Forests and public lands for the nation’s servicemembers, veterans, and Gold Star families.

 

July 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata took on the role of Ranking Member in Tuesday’s hearing of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee to examine the topic, “Aging in Place: Examining Veterans’ Access to Home and Community-Based Services.” Members of Congress discussed building on successful methods such as the Veteran Directed Care program.

July 14, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata voted Wednesday for the Veterans in Parks (VIP) Act, H.R. 4300which was passed by the full Committee on Natural Resources with bipartisan support. Amata cosponsored the legislation to honor Veterans with free lifetime access to all U.S. National Parks, and other National Forests and public lands.

July 1, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Thursday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is a cosponsor of bipartisan legislation that honors Veterans with free lifetime access to all U.S. National Parks. The Veterans in Parks (VIP) Act is a bipartisan bill that honors the nation’s service members, veterans, and Gold Star families as VIPs in National Parks and other public lands. The bill is led by Representatives Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) and Ruben Gallego (D-AZ). 

June 23, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata hailed a notice from Honolulu VA Regional Director Sergio S. Chao that the Department of Veterans’ Affairs will place a permanent Veterans Benefits Counselor in American Samoa to assist Veterans.

June 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata said her American Samoa congressional office has a fellowship opening for a wounded warrior or medically retired veteran. 

The person chosen for the special fellowship will work directly with military and veteran constituents to handle veterans-related casework, and act as a facilitator between Veteran constituents and federal agencies.