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U.S. House Committee on Budget Member Day Testimony

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Chair Yarmuth, Ranking Member Smith, members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to share thoughts with you today. I need not dwell on the state of our national budget. By any measure – annual deficits, total debt, debt-to-GDP, interest as a percentage of on and on – it is severe and worsening. The only measure cited as positive – year-over-year deficit improvement – is meaningless aga...

Case Announces More than $14 Million In Further Federal Assistance To Boost Endangered Species Protection Programs In Hawai‘i

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(Honolulu, HI) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (Hawai‘i – District 1) today announced that more than $14 million in federal assistance from the U.S. Department of the Interior will go to conservation programs in the State of Hawaiʻi as a priority distribution from the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Package (BIP) enacted last year. “The funding will assist the state in combating mosquitoes that...

Remarks by Congressman Ed Case in Support of S. 1760 (Daniel Kahikina Akaka Department of Veterans Affairs Community-based Outpatient Clinic)

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Madam Speaker, I rise today to join my colleagues in strong support of House passage of S. 1760, introduced by my colleague, Senator Mazie Hirono, and passed unanimously by the Senate. This critical measure, companion legislation to HR 3406, which I co-introduced in the House with its principal sponsor, Congressman Kaiali’i Kahele, will designate the new community-based outpatient clinic of the De...

Case Announces Winners Of His 2022 Congressional Art Competition

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(Honolulu, HI) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (Hawai‘i – District 1) today announced the winners of his Hawai’i District 1 2022 Congressional Art Competition at Bishop Museum, where entries were on public display. “All of this year’s contestants have earned our admiration for participating so fully just as our schools are returning to some normal,” said Case. “The quantity, quality and diversity of th...

Testimony of Congressman Ed Case on FY2023 National Defense Authorization Act

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Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Rodgers and Members of the Committee. Aloha, and thank you for the opportunity to focus on the national security challenges and opportunities that face us in my part of the world - the Indo-Pacific – and Hawaii’s continued critical role. Today I’d like to address three specific issues: the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility crisis; the Pacific Deterrence Initiative;...

Joint Statement: Gallego And Case On Congressional Delegation To Pacific Islands Countries

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PALAU – Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations of the House Armed Services Committee, joined by Congressman Ed Case (D-HI), Co-Chair of the Pacific Island Caucus and member of the House Committee on Appropriations, led a bipartisan delegation of lawmakers to key Pacific Islands countries this week to meet with allies and partners in th...

Case Announces $61 Million Of Additional Federal Funding For Hawai’i Transportation Programs

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (HI-01), a member of the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations, announced that Hawai’i will receive $61,101,570 from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration. “The funds will enable transportation agencies throughout our state to buy new buses, address their repair backlogs, modernize thei...

Case Votes to Strengthen Hawai‘i Residents' Long-Term Financial Security With Transformative Retirement Bill

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) voted today for bipartisan legislation he cosponsored to bolster and protect the people of Hawaii’s retirement savings. “By expanding retirement plan coverage and providing more saving options, our Securing a Strong Retirement Act will ensure more people can retire with dignity and stability after a lifetime of work”, said Case. “This measure wil...

Case Supports Defense Department's Proposed Additional $1 Billion Fund To Address Red Hill Water Crisis

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(Washington, DC) - Congressman Ed Case (HI-01), a member of the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations responsible for all federal discretionary spending, today endorsed the Biden Administration’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget proposal to allocate $1 billion more to address the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility water contamination crisis. “Full remediation, defueling and closure of Red Hill and identi...

Case Secures $500,000 In Federal Fiscal Year 2022 Funding To Boost Incubator Project For Leeward O’ahu Small Businesses

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(Washington, DC) - Congressman Ed Case (HI-01), a member of the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations responsible for all federal discretionary spending, announced today that H.R. 2471, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 signed into law by the President on March 15, 2022, included his request to provide $500,000 in federal funding for the Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture ...

Testimony of Congressman Ed Case in Support of S.R. 32

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Senator Clarence Nishihara, Chair, Senator Lynn DeCoite, Vice Chair, and members of the Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs: Thank you for holding this hearing today on a resolution that would honor the memory and the extraordinary heroism of Telesforo Trinidad. As I and several of my colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives stated in a letter last May ...

Federal Fiscal Year 2022 Funding Measure Includes Millions Sought By Case To Support Education And Health And Strengthen Social Safety Net In Hawai’i

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Washington, DC) – Congressman Ed Case (HI-01), a member of the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations responsible for all federal discretionary spending, today announced that H.R. 2471, the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2022 that passed Congress and was signed into law by the President earlier this month, included millions in funding and additional studies he sought to improve education, health ...

Case Secures $975,000 To Build Hawaii's Workforce For The Digital Economy

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(Washington, DC) - Congressman Ed Case (HI-01), a member of the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations responsible for all federal discretionary spending, announced today that H.R. 2471, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 signed into law by the President on March 15, 2022, included his request to fund increased training for Hawai’i residents in skills necessary for work in our growing digit...

Case Secures Millions Of Federal Funding To Help Hawai‘i Small Businesses and Tourism

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(Washington, DC) – Congressman Ed Case (HI-01), a member of the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations responsible for all federal discretionary spending, today announced millions in funding and other actions he sought and secured to strengthen Hawai‘i’s economy as part of the current 2022 fiscal year (FY) funding bill. H.R. 2471, the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2022, passed Congress earlier t...

Congressman Case Accepting Submissions For 2022 Congressional Art Competition

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(Honolulu, HI) – Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) announced today that he is now accepting submissions for his 2022 Congressional Art Competition. “Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives,” said Case. “The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, including m...