Press Releases

March 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata took part in the first full Committee hearing of the 116th Congress in the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, which will help set up the legislative work for the year ahead and establish priorities. VA Secretary Robert Wilkie testified in a hearing titled, A Vision for the Future of the VA.

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February 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata took part in a Joint Senate/House Veterans hearing, attended by hundreds of Veterans at the U.S. Capitol. She also welcomed passage of a bill containing better Pacific volcano monitoring, and studying the possibility of future observatories in American Samoa, Guam and CNMI.

 

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February 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata attended the Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing, and welcomed the unity of message among the several Territories in the testimony on shared needs that include American Samoa, such as efforts to extend Medicaid funds.

February 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata attended the annual Interagency Group on Insular Affairs (IGIA), and delivered remarks in support of American Samoa’s needs.

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February 20, 2019 Press Release

Pago Pago—Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata discussed a variety of issues with seniors at a well-attended congressional town hall meeting.

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February 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata introduced a bipartisan bill to streamline citizenship for any U.S. Nationals from American Samoa who choose to convert their status to U.S. citizenship.

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February 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she is an original cosponsor of new bipartisan legislation to strengthen the future of fishing in American Samoa, and promote the development of the next generation of commercial fishermen with federal grant support. The Young Fishermen’s Development Act, H.R.

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February 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a health care grant for American Samoa from the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department for nearly $1.75 million.

This discretionary Pacific Basin Grant totaling $1,745,233 is offered under the Health Center Cluster Program of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

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February 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement regarding the passing of Rep. John Dingell at 92 years of age, the longest serving Congressman in the history of the country:

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February 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata supported the Veterans Access to Child Care Act, H.R. 840, which passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 400-9 including an amendment by Rep. Amata.

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