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August 10, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata recognized Purple Heart Day 2020 and honored American Samoa’s Purple Heart Veterans. 

July 31, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata and Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02) worked together in introducing the bipartisan Recovery Engagement and Coordination for Health – Veterans Enhanced Treatment Report Act (the REACH VET Report Act).

Their legislation would seek improvement and require the Veterans Administration (VA) to report in detail on REACH VET, an important predictive analytics suicide prevention program they manage. 

July 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata  took part in a vote and mark up of bills in the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee (HVAC). She highlighted four Veterans bills she recently cosponsored, including two passed Thursday by the Committee.

“These bills support our Veterans in several ways,” said Aumua Amata. “These include a job skills program, innovative mental health efforts, the overall mission of the VA, and an expansion of who qualifies as a Vietnam Veteran. We have a national commitment to our Veterans.”


July 13, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata worked with lead sponsor Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Rep. Greg Walden (OR-02), and Rep. Colin Allred (TX-32) in introducing bipartisan legislation to re-authorize a successful Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) work-study program in congressional offices, allowing veterans to assist their fellow veterans with accessing the benefits and services they’ve earned.

July 2, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata took part in a hearing with the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, in conjunction with the Women Veterans Task Force, entitled, “Veterans’ Access to Reproductive Healthcare.”

June 27, 2020 Press Release

Pago Pago – Saturday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released a statement observing PTSD Awareness Month (June) and PTSD Awareness Day (June 27):

PTSD Month

June 27, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata has taken part in a recent oversight hearing in the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to evaluate the effectiveness of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) in response to COVID-19.

April 30, 2020 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Congresswoman Amata with Chairman Takano and Ranking Member Dr. Roe Laumua i Uosigitone—Ua talisapaia e le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata i le vaiaso nei le sainia e le Peresetene ia Trump e avea ma tulafono se pili sa suilagolago ai le tamaitai e fesoasoani ai i Vetereni o loo aooga ua felavei a latou aoga ona o le ma’i pesi. O lea Pili faifaatasi a itufaaupufai e Tali i le Coronavirus Vetereni o loo Aooga i le 2020, H.R. 6322, na faauluina i le faaiuga o Mati i totonu o le Komiti a le Maota i Mataupu tau Vetereni ua avea nei o se tulafono.   E maua e Vetereni o loo aooga e le gata i le taimi nei faapea pe a mae’a le COVID-19 o loo faatuai ai a latou fuafuaga faaleaoga se fesoasoani fou mai lea tulafono.



April 30, 2020 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Congresswoman Amata took part in first of its kind bipartisan remote forumLaumua i Uosigitone – O le vaiaso nei na auai ai le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata i se taeao iloga i le talaaga o le Maota o Sui a le Iunaite Setete, e pei ona feagai ai le Komiti o Mataupu tau Vetereni ma le uluai usugafono faifaatasi a itufaaupufai e le auai le tino ae fesootai i komipiuta (virtual forum).



April 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming President Trump’s signing into law a bill she cosponsored helping student Veterans whose educations have been interrupted by the pandemic. The bipartisan Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, H.R. 6322, introduced in late March in the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is now law. This Act provides new assistance to student Veterans during and after the COVID-19 delay in their academic plans.