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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.
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, who serves on the Veterans Affairs Committee and its Health Subcommittee, welcomed the signing into law of the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata, who serves on the Veterans Affairs Committee and its Health Subcommittee, today welcomed an invite to the White House announcement of action to make healthcare more readily available to the veterans of American Samoa.
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.