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Amata keeps subcommittee chairmanship

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Source: Media release, office of Congresswoman Aumua Amata

Washington, D.C.— House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (OH), released the names of the Subcommittee Chairmen for the 115th Congress, including Congresswoman Amata, who will continue to serve as the Chairman of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Health & Technology.

Along with the announcement, Chairman Chabot commented, “I’m so glad Aumua Amata is returning as chair of our Health and Technology Subcommittee. We need her unique and thoughtful perspective as we look for solutions for the 28 million small businesses across America, and I’m looking forward to working with her as we get down to business as soon as possible.”

Joining Amata are Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO) as Vice-Chair of the Committee, Rob Blum (IA) as Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade Chairman, Dave Brat (VA) as Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access Chairman, Trent Kelly (MS) as Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversights and Regulation Chairman, and Steve Knight (CA) as Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Chairman.

Following the announcement, Amata said, “I could not be more pleased to continue to serve as the Chairman of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology, and look forward to working with Chairman Chabot, and my other colleagues on committee to ensure that the nearly 30 million small businesses in the United States can thrive. 

“Particularly, I look forward to bringing the territories to the forefront of committee business, as so many of our businesses qualify as a small business, and need special considerations when it comes to the laws that affect them,” she concluded.


Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata, issued the following statement following her assignment to two Subcommittees on the House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) for the 115th Congress by Committee Chairman Phil Roe (TN).

I am delighted to be selected to serve on my top two choices for subcommittee assignments on the House Veterans Affairs Committee. I have been named to the Subcommittee on Health as well as the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.

Both committee assignments will allow me to continue to fight for American Samoan veterans.  Specifically, I will have more influence on the bills that affect our veterans’ health care benefits and services, and I am excited to get to work.

I look forward to working with Committee Chairman Roe (TN), Vice-Chairman Bilirakis (FL), and Subcommittee Chairmen Mike Bost (IL) and Brad Wenstrup (OH), as well as my other colleagues on the committee to ensure that our veterans in the territories are afforded the same benefits and services as their counterparts in the states.