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Hawaii Is Designated For The Most Military Construction Funding Of Any State In The Upcoming Fiscal Year Under U.S. House Appropriations Committee-Approved Measure

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) reported that the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, approved today by the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations, includes over $1.55 billion in military construction projects for Hawai‘i, the most of any state. “This major funding for critical Hawai‘i projects underscores all ...

Case Praises New Partnerships Among Twenty Federal, State, Local and Non-Governmental Entities And Congress To Help Conserve Two Million Acres In Hawai‘i

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(Washington, DC) – Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) announcement today the designation of two million acres throughout the State of Hawai‘i as a Sentinel Landscape, a federal program that makes these lands eligible for millions in funding to support conservation efforts. The program creates partnerships between federal agencies, state and local governments, private landowners, land managers and non-pro...

Case Announces Winners Of His 2024 Congressional Art Competition

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(Honolulu, HI) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (Hawai‘i – District 1) announced the winners of his 2024 Congressional Art Competition during an awards ceremony at the Bishop Museum, where entries have been on public display. “Forty-six art pieces were entered this year from fourteen schools throughout my district (Urban Honolulu),” said Case. “All of this year’s contestants earned our respect for parti...

Case Urges Federal Construction Of Transitional Housing For Maui Fire Victims

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (HI-01), a member of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Homeland Security, with oversight and funding responsibility over the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), today called on the federal agency to expand efforts to provide transitional housing for the thousands left homeless following the wildfires that devastated Lahaina las...

Congressman Case on Housing for Wildfire Victims in House Appropriations, Homeland Security

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Chairman Rogers, Ranking Member Smith and members of the Committee: Good morning and aloha, And thank you to the Committee for the opportunity to again testify on our annual National Defense Authorization Act. I would like to highlight three points, all related to implementation of our National Defense Strategy and focusing on the Indo-Pacific and the pacing geopolitical challenge of the Peoples ...

U.S. House Approves $1.2 Trillion Funding Measure To Keep Federal Government Open

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (HI-01), a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee responsible for allocation of federal funding, announced that the U.S. House today passed, on a bipartisan vote of 286-134 a $1.2 trillion measure for the current fiscal year that prevents a partial shutdown of the federal government. The bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024, which includes the last ...

Case Statement On The President's State Of The Union Address

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(Washington, DC) – Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) released this statement on President Biden’s State of the Union speech tonight: “President Biden delivered a very strong and direct State of the Union to the American people and to the world. He spoke honestly about the challenges American families face, the progress we’ve made, and the opportunities we have to advance much further together. “For me t...

House Approves $565 Billion Funding Measure To Keep The Federal Government Open

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (HI-01), a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, announced that the U.S. House today passed, on a bipartisan vote of 339 to 85, a $565 billion measure for the current fiscal year that prevents a partial shutdown of the federal government. The bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024, which includes six of Congress’ normal twelve annual appropriations ...

Congress On The Verge Of Approving Compact Of Free Association (COFA) Agreements Vital To Relationship Between The United States And Pacific Island Nations

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (D-HI-01) said today that a five-year effort to renew agreements with the Freely Associated States (FAS) -the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands - are included in the $460 billion federal funding measure now before the House for a critical vote this week. Case said while approval of the funding ...

Case, Womack Urge Immediate Congressional Approval Of Agreements Vital To Relationship Between The United States and Pacific Island Nations

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (D-HI-01) and U.S. Congressman Steve Womack (R-AR-03) are leading a bipartisan effort to urge U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson to endorse and facilitate approval by the U.S. Congress of their Compact of Free Association (COFA) Amendments Act of 2023 at the earliest opportunity. The two, both of whose serve on the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations, he...

Case Releases Guide To Federal Resources And Assistance To Prevent, Mitigate And Respond To Further Wildfires

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(Washington, DC) – Six months after the devastating Maui wildfires, U.S. Representative Ed Case (HI-01) today released a comprehensive guide to federal resources to assist Hawai‘i in preventing, mitigating and responding to continuing wildfire risks across the state. Case’s Hawai‘i Wildfire Prevention/Mitigation/Response: Guide to Federal Resources and Assistance (copy attached) identifies twelve ...

Heal Maui Act Introductory Statement

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I rise in support of my bill, H.R. 7061, the Healing and Economic Advancement for Local Businesses in Maui (HEAL Maui) Act, which would provide critical additional support to our small businesses which have been so severely affected by the devastating August 2023 Maui wildfires. The Maui wildfires caused 100 known deaths, severely injured many others, and displaced thousands of our ‘ohana (family)...

Case Announces Class of 2024 Service Academy Nominations

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(Honolulu, HI) - U.S. Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) today announced his 2024 nominations to four of our nation’s service academies: the U.S. Military Academy (West Point/Army); U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis/Navy); U.S. Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs/Air Force) and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point). “I take my responsibility to nominate deserving applicants from my district to our legen...

Case Calls For Restrictions On Importing Ornamental Reef Fish and Coral Species Collected By Destructive Practices Into The United States

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(Honolulu, HI) – U.S. Representative Ed Case (Hawai‘i-First District) has introduced into Congress proposed federal legislation to protect the world’s fragile coral reef ecosystems by restricting international imports of protected ornamental reef fish and coral species collected through destructive practices. Case’s H.R. 6447, the Saving Natural Ecosystems and Marine Organisms (NEMO) Act, comes as...

Case Calls For Restrictions On Importing Ornamental Reef Fish and Coral Species Collected By Destructive Practices Into The United States

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(Honolulu, HI) – U.S. Representative Ed Case (Hawai‘i-First District) has introduced into Congress proposed federal legislation to protect the world’s fragile coral reef ecosystems by restricting international imports of protected ornamental reef fish and coral species collected through destructive practices. Case’s H.R. 6447, the Saving Natural Ecosystems and Marine Organisms (NEMO) Act, comes as...