Press Releases

July 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomes a federal grant of $2,327,753 from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the American Samoa Department of Health. The Pacific Basin Grant is offered under the Health Center Cluster Program of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

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July 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed momentum for a bipartisan health bill, on which she is an original cosponsor, that would provide substantial new funding for Medicaid in American Samoa.

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July 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata sent a letter to United States Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross expressing the importance of fully counting U.S. Nationals in the United States Census.

July 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is pleased to announce that the winning piece of the Malofie Art Competition, Katie Godinet’s Ava Ceremony, is now displayed in the United States Capitol. Katie’s painting will be displayed for one year, until next year’s art winner is chosen.

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June 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata took part in a House Veterans’ Affairs Committee (HVAC) hearing that focused on whistleblowers at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA).

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June 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata joined lead sponsor Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) and other original cosponsors Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA), Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA), Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ), and Rep. Donna E.

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June 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to confirm that the House Natural Resources Committee has reaffirmed their commitment to hold a hearing to examine the need for a streamlined citizenship choice for those individual U.S. Nationals in American Samoa that want citizenship.

June 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata attended a hearing of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Health, examining ways to strengthen health care in the U.S. Territories.

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June 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata believes that Justice must be served in the court proceedings of StarKist, but that the people of American Samoa who rely on the cannery must be treated justly as well.

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June 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a federal health care grant for American Samoa from the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department.

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