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Amata and James P. McGovern
Washington, D.C. — Uifa’atali Amata spoke Tuesday before the House Committee on Rules in a roundtable on food security to explain American Samoa’s needs regarding food and nutrition. The roundtable was titled, Ending Hunger in America: Examining Hunger in U.S. Territories, and its purpose was to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (USDA FNS), has approved an additional one-time payment of bonus benefits in the amount of $54 for all recipients of the American Samoa Nutrition Assistance Program (ASNAP) or the Food Stamp Program. The...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local residents who receive benefits under the American Samoa Disaster Relief Fund Assistance (ASDRFA) administered by the Dept. of Human and Social Services (DHSS) are advised that benefits for this month will be disbursed beginning July 20th. This, according to DHSS...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Until the weather improves — and for the safety of the general public — the Department of Human and Social Services (DHSS) will suspend providing tent services for those who have not received updated MMR (Mumps, Measles, Rubella) shots. Moreover, because of this reason,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Human and Social Services is working with its authorized vendors for the food stamp program, as well as wholesalers, to ensure that store shelves remain well stocked when DHSS starts issuing vouchers for the federally-funded Additional Supplemental...
Department of Human and Social Services director, Muavaefa’atasi John Suisala shaking hands with lawmakers
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Department of Human and Social Services director, Muavaefa’atasi John Suisala testified Wednesday before the Fono Joint Budget Committee on his department’s fiscal year 2020 budget of $25.77 million — which is 100% federally funded. Responding to committee questions on...
Department of Human and Social Services (DHSS) director, Muavaefa’atasi John Suisala and Lagi Tuala, head of the Food Stamp Division
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A ‘war of words’ erupted in the House chamber yesterday after a hearing with officials from the Dept. of Human and Social Services (DHSS) to discuss food stamp issues. DHSS director, Muavaefa’atasi John Suisala and his deputy director appeared to testify on the issue,...
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Washington, D.C. — The partial government shutdown glided into its third week Saturday with no end in sight. If the government is not reopened before February, millions of Americans who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) -- the nation's food stamp program --...