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Case Statement on Preliminary Report on Last Month's Fatal Tour Helicopter Crash on Kaua’i

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(Honolulu, HI) - Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) today issued the following statement on the National Transportation Safety Board’s Aviation Accident Preliminary Report issued today on the December 26, 2019, Airbus AS350 B2 tour helicopter crash on Kaua‘i that claimed the lives of all 7 onboard: “The rapidly mounting loss of life and ground risks from Hawai‘i air tour helicopter/small aircraft crashes... Read More »

Congressman Ed Case Issues Statement on Iran Crisis

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“There’s no mourning the death of an avowed and brutal enemy of our country and our friends. “But did that result justify these means? Was there a better way to achieve our overall goals with Iran and the Middle East with less overall risk? “Was there any good reason why Congress was not even consulted in advance, much less authorize this action, as required by the spirit if not the letter of the ... Read More »

Case Announces Winner of Congressional App Contest

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Congressman Ed Case (HI-01), home until January 6th, today announced the winners of his first annual Congressional App Challenge for Hawai‘i’s First Congressional District. “The Challenge is a great opportunity for our local students to focus their skills and creativity on developing, testing and analyzing new applications for real-world use,” said Case. “And results of my first Challenge prove t... Read More »

Case Issues a Statement following Tour Helicopter Crash

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Congressman Ed Case (HI-01), home until January 6th, issued the following statement following location of the wreckage of a Kaua‘i tour helicopter: “This is such a deep tragedy, not only for the seven lives feared lost, but that we must confront this reality in Hawai‘i for the third time in just one year. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those lost, and our thanks to ... Read More »

Case Introduces Bills to Attack Key Driver of Hawaii's High Cost of Living

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Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) has introduced three bills in Congress to reform the century-old Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (commonly referred to as the “Jones Act”), which is widely credited with artificially inflating the cost of shipping goods to Hawai‘i. The Jones Act mandates that all cargo shipping between U.S. ports occur exclusively on U.S., not foreign, flagged vessels. Additionally, the law... Read More »

Introductory Remarks for Jones Act Legislation

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Madam Speaker, today I introduce three bills to end a century of monopolistic closed market domestic cargo shipping to and from my isolated home state of Hawai‘i as well as the other island and separated jurisdictions of our country not part of the continental United States. In doing so, we will break the stranglehold on the peoples and economies of these exposed communities and their resulting sk... Read More »

Case Introduces Measures to Combat Invasive Species in Hawai‘i

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Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) today introduced a bill to require that all baggage and cargo transporting into the State of Hawai‘i by air or sea be inspected for invasive species and high-risk agricultural materials. Case’s colleague, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02), co-introduced the measure, entitled the Hawai‘i Invasive Species Protection Act . “We must act now because invasive species pose a... Read More »

Introductory Remarks for the Hawai‘i Invasive Species Protection Act

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Madam Speaker, I rise today to join my colleague, Representative Gabbard, in introducing our bill to protect one of the most unique and fragile environments on earth, our Hawai‘i, from devastating invasive species. Invasive species pose an especially grave threat to Hawai‘i’s unique ecosystems, natural resources and agricultural communities, in part due to Hawai‘i’s unique geography. Hawai‘i is th... Read More »

U.S. House Approves Federal Fiscal Year Bills Totaling $1.4 Trillion

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U.S. Congressman Ed Case (HI-01), a member of the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations responsible for all federal discretionary spending, today voted with a majority of his colleagues to pass two appropriations measures funding $1.4 trillion in federal operations for the current fiscal year. If approved by the Senate and signed into law by President Donald Trump as expected, the bills will aver... Read More »

Case Issues Statement on Impeachment Vote

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Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) today released this statement on his pending vote on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump: “Later this week I will vote in the full U.S. House of Representatives to impeach President Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The articles of impeachment now before the House charge that President Trump “abused the powers of the Presidency... Read More »

Foreign Affairs Committee Member Day Testimony

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Thank you, Chair Engel, Ranking Member McCaul, Chair Sherman, Aloha! Thank you for the opportunity to testify today in support of this Committee's and our Congress' legislative initiatives focused on the Pacific Islands, a critical region for my Hawaii and our country. The Pacific Islands and their exclusive economic zones encompass a vast area of the Pacific Ocean, larger than the land area of Ru... Read More »

Case Opposes Amendment Undermining Marine Mammal Protection Act

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Floor Debate on H.R. 729, the Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act December 10, 2019 The Acting CHAIR: The gentleman from Hawai‘i is recognized for 5 minutes. Mr. CASE: Mr. Chair, this amendment is not a coastal resilience amendment. This amendment has nothing to do with the underlying bill; in fact, it was a miracle that it was ruled germane. This amendment instead is simply an un... Read More »

Agriculture Member Day Testimony

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Thank you, Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member and members of the Committee. As a proud former member of the House Committee on Agriculture from 2003 to 2006, I appreciate your allowing me to share my thoughts on issues important to our agricultural community both nationally and in my home state of Hawai‘i. It was just as true then as it is today that American agriculture doesn’t much care about partisan... Read More »

Case Statement on Today's Announcement of Articles of Impeachment

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(Honolulu, HI) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (Hawai‘i – District 1) issued the following statement following this morning’s announcement of articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump: “I have supported the formal impeachment inquiry since the whistleblower’s report on the President’s dealings with Ukraine was provided to Congress in September. I have closely followed the inquiry, to inclu... Read More »

Case Calls on Federal Government for Full Reimbursement of Costs of Migrants from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia

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(Honolulu, HI) - Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) today said he has called on the federal government to fully reimburse Hawai‘i for the cost of providing public services to migrants from the Pacific island states covered by the Compacts of Free Association (COFA). These Freely Associated States (FAS) include the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), the Republic of Palau and the Federated States of M... Read More »

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