More on Veterans
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata supported the Veterans Access to Child Care Act, H.R. 840, which passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 400-9 including an amendment by Rep. Amata.
Washington, DC – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she has been named Vice Ranking Member of the full Veterans’ Affairs Committee for the 116th Congress. This is in addition to an earlier announcement of the same Vice Ranking Member position for the Small Business Committee.
Washington, DC – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced that she will continue to serve and gained seniority on three Committees for the 116th Congress: the Natural Resources Committee, the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and the Small Business Committee.
Pago Pago – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata held a town hall meeting with Veterans in American Samoa to discuss the status of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other federal services, including the partial federal government shutdown. The purpose of a town hall meeting is to speak face-to-face with constituents, hear their concerns directly, and update them on the work being done in Washington that affects American Samoa and Veterans.
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed Senate final passage of a bipartisan House bill that she cosponsored, the No Hero Left Untreated Act, H.R. 1162, a Veterans health care initiative. The bill has been sent to President Trump to be signed into law, and it builds an important groundwork for more future treatment for Veterans who have suffered trauma, starting with a pilot program.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata joined Members of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in a Joint Veterans Hearing at the Capitol. During this hearing, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie stated his intention to visit American Samoa, and lauded our many Pacific Islander Veterans living throughout a 4.5 million square mile expanse of the Pacific Region.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata and other members of the Veterans Affairs Committee examined the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) efforts to implement the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, often called the AMA.
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed House action passing a series of bills which she supported in the House Natural Resources Committee, along with a Veterans’ bill as Congress works to wrap up more of the year’s final business.
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata and other members of the Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs examined the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) efforts to implement new policies.
Pago Pago – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day 2018:
“Veterans Day is a special milestone for the whole nation to join together in recognizing all our Veterans, their service and sacrifice, and what they mean to our Country and our Territory. Ultimately, Veterans Day is also a celebration of the great cause of freedom, which unites us all. The strength of our nation’s Armed Forces helps guarantee that freedom and peace for the next generation.