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Washington, DC –Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s signing of the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act into law. As a Member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, and an original cosponsor of the House version of the landmark legislation, Congresswoman Amata was invited to attend along with other Congressional and federal leaders.
Washington, D.C. –Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata gave moving remarks last Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery’s - Women’s Memorial in recognition of Memorial Day and the service and sacrifices that women have given to the United States Military. The Congresswoman was honored to be invited to speak at the event as the representative from the House Veterans Affairs Committee. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues laying a wreath at the memorial.
Washington, D.C. –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, attended a House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) breakfast Tuesday morning where she met with VA Secretary, David Shulkin, and highlighted some of the issues affecting our veterans in American Samoa.
Pago Pago, AS –Monday, at the request of Congresswoman Amata, Vice President Pence and the Second Lady stopped in American Samoa Sunday on their way back to Washington, D.C. from the V.P.’s tour of Asia, where he met with strategic partners in the region to bolster economic and military cooperation.
Washington, DC –Thursday, President Trump signed S. 544 into law yesterday, which eliminates the termination date for the successful Veteran’s Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014.
Congresswoman Amata with Chairman Roe and Vice-Chairman Bilirakis in the HVAC Hearing Room
Pago Pago, AS –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced that during his visit Sunday, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will dedicate the Veterans Administration outpatient clinic to the memory of the late Congressman Eni F.H. Faleomavaega, who passed away in February at his home in Utah. Upon his passing, Amata introduced legislation after consultation with the Governor and the concurrence of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House, to name the VA outpatient clinic in Faleomavaega’s honor.
Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) held a hearing on the effectiveness of the actions the VA has taken to realign and rectify flaws in the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) program. Fixing the VCL is a top priority of the House Veterans Affairs Committee.
Washington, D.C. –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Capitol Hill this afternoon to examine ways the VA might improve their hiring practices, and retain good employees.
Washington, D.C. –Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, released the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 1367, To improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
Washington, D.C. –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and the House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC), in conjunction with the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, held a series of joint hearings this week, regarding the budget requests of several major Veterans Service Organizations (VSO’s) including, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the Disabled Veterans of America (DVA), and the American Legion.