Amata Also Named Vice Ranking Member of Veterans’ Affairs Committee

February 7, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she has been named Vice Ranking Member of the full Veterans’ Affairs Committee for the 116th Congress. This is in addition to an earlier announcement of the same Vice Ranking Member position for the Small Business Committee.

“I am thrilled to have Congresswoman Radewagen serve as the Vice Ranking Member of the Committee,” said Ranking Member Dr. Phil Roe (R-TN). “She has been with the Committee longer than most and has remained a steadfast advocate for veterans. She has a strong passion for veterans’ issues and has always brought joy and strength to the committee. I know that she will be a great leader and role model for all members.”

Amata at Veterans' press conference at U.S. Capitol.
Rep. Amata speaking at a Veterans Committee press conference led by Dr. Roe (right)


Vice Ranking Member Amata will also serve on two Subcommittees: The Veterans Health Subcommittee, her top Subcommittee selection on behalf of American Samoa’s Veterans, and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. The complete announcement from Ranking Member Roe is available here.


Rep Amata (left) in Joint Senate-House Veterans Hearing in late 2018Congresswoman Amata (at the left) in a Joint Senate-House Veterans Hearing in late 2018.


“I’m so pleased to continue our work on behalf of our Veterans here in American Samoa, and wherever they live, now as Vice Ranking Member,” said Rep. Aumua Amata. “I greatly appreciate this Committee’s commitment to honor our Veterans, and the efforts that are underway to continue reforming the VA and improving services. I’d especially like to thank Ranking Member Roe for this opportunity, and more importantly, for his leadership and his track record of dedication to Veterans.”


Amata Roe and Bilirakis
Rep. Amata with Ranking Member Dr. Roe (left) and Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Ranking Member of the Veterans Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity