Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Natives held an oversight hearing on the status of LBJ hospital. The purpose of the hearing was to examine possible avenues of improvement for both the hospital and the people of American Samoa’s access to quality healthcare.
Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is pleased to announce that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has changed the eligibility levels of Medicaid qualification in American Samoa from 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL) to 400% FPL. The change will be effective on October 1, 2017.
Washington, D.C. –Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is pleased to announce that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded American Samoa a grant of $633,967 for cancer prevention and control.
“This grant is vital for the health of American Samoa. Being able to detect cancer early is vitally important in order to fight it,” stated Amata.
Washington, D.C. –Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs passed a series of bills out of mark-up yesterday including H.R. 3218, The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. H.R. 3218 will make several improvements for veteran and service member education covered under the G.I. Bill.
Washington, DC –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, introduced President Trump’s nominee for the position of Assistant Secretary of Insular Areas, Doug Domenech this morning in the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee hearing room.
Washington, DC –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata praised the work of subcommittee Chairman Ken Calvert, the other members of the subcommittee, and committee staff for their efforts to not only stave off the proposed Trump Administration cuts to ASG funding, but actually increased the funding for the first time since 1986.
Washington, DC –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata would like to extend her sincere congratulations and appreciation to Command Sergeant Major Charles M. Tobin, who retires from the United States Army this month after nearly 34 years of service. CSM Tobin is a native of Pago Pago, American Samoa and Lotopa Village, Samoa, and joined the Army in October 1983.
Annapolis, MD –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata wants to extend congratulations to Lusiaaveolelaeosomaiilematasaua Cole of Odenton, MD of who was sworn in as the student member of the Anne Arundel Board of Education. Anne Arundel County is the only county in the country that allows students who sit on the Board of Education to have full membership rights.
Washington, D.C. –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded American Samoa three grants totaling $2,000,000.
Washington, DC –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, the House Armed Services Committee included Congresswoman Amata’s bill which improves small business development centers, in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
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