Press Releases

October 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is highlighting an opportunity for the Veterans of American Samoa to speak to the Chairman of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and Members of Congress.

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October 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a grant of $536,964 for American Samoa’s coral reef conservation through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

October 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced the introduction of H.R. 4589. This bill, sponsored by Rep. TJ Cox (D-CA) with Reps. Aumua Amata (R-AS), Susie Lee (D-NV), and Greg Steube (R-FL), would give permanent authorization for the VA Grant Program for the Transportation of Highly Rural Veterans.

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October 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced the introduction of H.R. 4588 Modernizing VA’s Records Management Program Act. This bill, sponsored by Rep. T.J. Cox (D-CA) with original cosponsors Reps. Aumua Amata (R-AS) and Greg Steube (R-FL), would treat digitized records as originals with respect to claims administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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October 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed two discretionary federal grants for American Samoa, each through the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department, for a total of nearly $520,000.

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September 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed the advancement of her request for a third straight year of additional funds for American Samoa’s operations, as the Senate joined the House in including American Samoa’s increase in the appropriations bill for the Interior Department.

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September 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata hailed Senate passage of an extension for American Samoa’s 100 percent federal Medicaid match through November 21, 2019. This follows last week’s vote in the House and sends American Samoa’s additional assistance to President Trump to be signed into law.

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September 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed progress for the Small Business Development Centers Improvements Act, H.R. 4406. She cosponsored this legislation, and the Committee on Small Business passed the bill with bipartisan support.

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