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Case Joins the Bipartisan U.S. House Problem Solvers Caucus

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(Honolulu, HI) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (Hawai‘i – District 1) today announced that he has joined the U.S. House Problem Solvers Caucus, a bipartisan coalition of U.S. Representatives committed to forging nonpartisan solutions on key national issues. “In our deeply divided and polarized country, it is more critical than ever that we move past the politics of all-or-nothing and forge a better pat... Read More »

Member Day Testimony to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

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Member Day Testimony to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Representative Ed Case (HI-01) Friday, March 26, 2021 Chair Meeks, Ranking Member McCaul, members of the Committee: Aloha from my office in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Thank you for the opportunity to again testify before the Committee. In my last Member Day testimony in December 2019, I highlighted the importance of the Pacific Islands region ... Read More »

Statement Before Hawai'i State Legislature on Tour Helicopters

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Chair Lee, Vice Chair Inouye and members of the Committee: First, mahalo for highlighting and pursuing a critical issue that increasingly risks the public safety and disrupts the daily lives of residents and visitors in all corners of our Hawai’i: the virtually unregulated operations of commercial tour helicopters and small aircraft. Based on my constituents’ continued concerns on this issue, I fu... Read More »

Statement to the House Budget Committee Regarding a Fiscally Responsible Budget

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Mr. Chair, Ranking Member and Colleagues: Mahalo for the opportunity to testify before you today in support of a fiscally responsible budget. At the outset, let me say that I reject the view that federal deficits and debt no longer matter, that we can continue to endlessly spend far more than our revenues, endlessly increase our national debt, with no consequence. Our debt now exceeds $28 trillion... Read More »

Ensuring the Full Inclusion of Native Hawaiians in VAWA

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Madam Speaker: I rise today to express appreciation to my House colleagues who voted for my amendment to our recently passed Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) to ensure the full inclusion of American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians in key parts of VAWA. My amendment requires key data for full implementation of VAWA about our nation’s indigenous peoples that has previou... Read More »

Statement before the House Celebrating Women’s History Month

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I rise today to honor the women of our nation and my home state of Hawai‘i past, present and future as we again celebrate Women's History Month. Each year during the month of March, we remember and honor the extraordinary American women who have made such lasting contributions to our culture, history and society. Long before they finally gained the right to vote in elections and before they broke ... Read More »

Kahele, Case Pursue National Heritage Sites For Hawai‘i

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(Washington, DC) – Hawaiʻi’s U.S. House delegation today jointly introduced two measures to pursue creation of the first National Heritage Areas (NHA) in the State of Hawaiʻi. Congressman Kaialiʻi Kahele (HI-02), joined by Congressman Ed Case (HI-01), is calling for a feasibility study to determine whether the South Kona coastline on the Island of Hawaiʻi should be designated as an NHA, while Case... Read More »

$1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan COVID-19 Relief Bill Wins Final Approval By Congress

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(Washington,DC) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) joined a majority of his colleagues today in voting for final passage of the American Rescue Plan, the $1.9 trillion measure to deliver further federal emergency assistance to confront the ongoing health, economic and social crisis of COVID-19. “This bill, the eighth bill the House has passed with my support since the onset of COVID-19, is the cri... Read More »

Remarks on H.R. 1, the For the People Act

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Madam Chair: I rise in strong support of H.R. 1, the For the People Act I am proud to have co-introduced, which includes my amendment to further facilitate voting by all eligible Americans through the best-practices expansion of vote-by-mail elections. Our For the People Act is a truly revolutionary bill that will implement many of the most critical government reform efforts we need to get governm... Read More »

U.S. House Passes Major Government Reform Measure

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(Washington, DC) – Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) announced today that his amendment to strengthen mail-in balloting was included in the landmark H.R. 1 “For the People” measure that he co-introduced this year and once again passed the full U.S. House of Representatives. In remarks to the full House, Case said: “Our ‘For the People Act’ is a truly revolutionary bill that will implement many of the mo... Read More »

U.S. House Passes $1.9 Trillion Federal Funding Bill

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) joined a majority of his colleagues tonight in supporting U.S. House of Representatives passage of a $1.9 trillion measure to deliver further federal emergency assistance to confront the ongoing health, economic and social crisis of COVID-19. “This bill, the eighth bill the House has passed with my support since the onset of COVID-19, is the crit... Read More »

Case Earns 100% Ranking By Key National Environmental Organization

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(Honolulu, HI) – One of the country’s leading environmental watchdog organizations today released its 2020 National Environmental Scorecard and gave U.S. Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) its top ranking of 100%. The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), whose motto is “Our Earth Is Worth Fighting For,” ranked Case’s record last year on key national initiatives to achieve climate action, environmental ju... Read More »

Congressman Case On His Vote on Feb. 3, 2021 on House Concurrent Resolution 11

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(Honolulu, HI) - First, I fully support further specific targeted additional COVID-19 emergency assistance up to the $1.9 trillion requested by President Biden, just as I voted for every COVID-19 assistance bill brought before and passed by the full U.S. House during the just-concluded 116th Congress, including the following: · I voted for the first COVID-19 measure in early-March of 2020, which i... Read More »

Case Pursues Strict Regulation of Unsafe and Disruptive Commercial Air Tour Operations

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (Hawai‘i – District 1) today re-introduced his Safe and Quiet Skies Act, a measure he first introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 116th Congress (2019-2021), to impose strict safety and community disruption regulations on commercial air tour operations to include helicopters and small planes. “In 2019 alone, there were 17 sightseeing tou... Read More »

Remarks on Hawai‘i Invasive Species Act

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Madam Speaker, I rise today to join my colleague, Representative Kahele, 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 Hawaii’s unique ecosystems, natural resources and agricultural communities, in part due to Hawaii’s unique geography. Hawai‘i is the m... Read More »

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