More on Veterans
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.
Washington, D.C. –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata (R-AS) along with her colleagues Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (D- CNMI) and Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU) wrote to Chairman Phil Roe and Ranking Member Tim Walz of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs requesting an oversight hearing to examine the challenges facing veterans residing in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Independent Samoa, and the Freely Associated States.
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to attend the Inaugural Commemoration of the Day of Honor for American Veterans Disabled for Life at a special ceremony near the U.S. Capitol on their beautiful Memorial grounds.
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted the healthcare needs of American Samoan veterans in a Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee hearing to examine up to ten health-related bills that are under early consideration in the Committee, including draft legislation to improve the VA’s Health Professional Educational Assistance Program.
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, who serves on the Veterans Affairs Committee, welcomed the signing into law of the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (H.R. 2288), which she was proud to cosponsor.