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Amata with  members of the House Armed Services Committee
Washington, D.C. — Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced that last week she took part as an original cosponsor in the introduction of new legislation to help military families as they fight COVID-19, the COVID-19 Benefits for Active Duty Servicemembers, the Reserve Components, and their...
Congresswoman Amata with VA Secretary Robert Wilki
Washington, D.C. –  Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata worked with lead sponsor Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Rep. Greg Walden (OR-02), and Rep. Colin Allred (TX-32) in introducing bipartisan legislation to re-authorize a successful Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) work-study program in...
Congresswoman Amata in HVAC hearing remotely with Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Julia Brownley on screen.
Washington, D.C. — This past Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata took part in a hearing with the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, in conjunction with the Women Veterans Task Force, entitled, “Veterans’ Access to Reproductive Healthcare.” This hearing examined the full...
Congresswoman Amata with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma,
Washington, D.C.—Saturday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is highlighting an increase in the federal share for the Territory’s Medicaid. As a result of Coronavirus response legislation, the federal share for American Samoa will rise from 83 percent to 89.2 percent (trimming the local match to 10.8...
Members of The Veterans’ Affairs Committee including Cong. Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming this week’s examination in the Veterans’ Affairs Committee of a bipartisan bill to strengthen oversight at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which was introduced in February by Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and Rep. Aumua Amata (R-...
Penikila Kesi Leakage lll with Terry Bradshaw
O se tasi o Toa o Samoa o lo’o ua fetaui ma se tasi e lauiloa tele i le Football, tulaga o le Quarterback i ona foi vaitau ao ta’alo le alii o Terry Bradshaw. O ia lea o Penikila Kesi Leakage lll. O loo auai o ia i a’oha fa’apitoa e avea ai ma Warrant Officer i Quantico, VA. Malo le tautua ma le...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While most military veterans in the US Pacific islands received timely primary and mental heath care, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that some delays and weaknesses in the referral process to community providers such as inconsistent guidance of staff...