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Case Welcomes Increased Coast Guard Presence In Hawai‘i

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(Washington, DC) – Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) today welcomed the announcement by the United States Coast Guard that it will deploy the Harriet Lane, a 270-foot Cutter with a 100-person crew, to Hawai‘i. The Coast Guard plans to use the Medium Endurance Cutter as an addition to a Hawai‘i-based fleet for responsibilities in Hawai‘i waters as well as an increasing Coast Guard presence throughout the...

Case Applauds President Biden's Commencement Of Marine Sanctuary Designation Process For U.S. Pacific Remote Islands Waters

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(Honolulu, HI) – Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) today applauded President Biden’s direction to the Secretary of Commerce to initiate consideration of designation of the waters of the U.S. Pacific Remote Islands as a National Marine Sanctuary. The action follows Case’s calls, commencing in May 2022 in partnership with the Pacific Remote Islands Coalition and others, for maximum protection of U.S.-owne...

Case Takes Leadership Role On U.S. House Problem Solvers Caucus

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) has been appointed as one of four Vice Chairs and on the eight-member Executive Council of the U.S. House Problem Solvers Caucus, an official caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives consisting of 63 House Members equally divided between Democrats and Republicans (one position being filled). “I’m truly looking forward to continuing to work wit...

Testimony of Congressman Ed Case on U.S. House Appropriations State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee on Member Day

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Chairman Diaz-Balart, Ranking Member Lee and distinguished members of the Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to testify today in support of a strong Fiscal Year 2024 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill that increases investment in U.S. re-engagement in the Pacific Islands and follows through on our critical recent commitments to our partners throughout the Indo-Pacific. The Paci...

Hawai‘i Congressional Delegation Calls On The Internal Revenue Service To Exempt Residents From Taxation Of Emergency Assistance In Response To Red Hill Fuel Crisis

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(Washington, DC) – All four members of Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation sent a letter today to Mr. Douglas O’Donnell, Acting Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), expressing their “deep concern” that the IRS “may tax emergency assistance provided to individuals in response to the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility (Red Hill) drinking water crisis.” The letter goes on to say that “J...

Case Announces 2022 Winners of Congressional App Challenge

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(Honolulu, HI) – Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) today announced the winners of his 2022 Congressional App Challenge for Hawai‘i’s First Congressional District at a reception at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox in Kaka‘ako. “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. “Co...

Case Reintroduces Measure To Impose Strict Safety Requirements And Provide For State And Local Community Disruption Regulation On Commercial Air Tour Operations

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Representative Ed Case (HI-01) today announced reintroduction in the current 118th Congress of his Safe and Quiet Skies Act to impose strict safety regulations on commercial air tour operations to include helicopters and small planes. H.R. 1071 would direct the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which has virtually exclusive jurisdiction over such aircraft, to adopt tig...

Case To Serve A Third Term On House Natural Resources Committee

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(Washington, DC) - Congressman Ed Case (HI-01), following on his reappointment to the House Appropriations Committee, has also been reappointed to the House Natural Resources Committee for a third term. The Committee’s broad jurisdiction includes federal environmental protection and conservation laws and programs, federal lands, energy and mineral resources, water, oceans and wildlife, U.S. territ...

Case Gains Critical Defense Subcommittee Appointment In His Third Term On U.S. House Appropriations Committee

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(Washington, DC) – Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) today confirmed his reappointment to a third term on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, responsible for overseeing and funding all federal government agencies, departments and organizations on an annual basis. The Committee works through twelve separate subcommittees, each focusing on specific portions of the federal budget. Case won appointment...

Case and Womack Re-Introduce Measure Targeting Unsustainable Federal Budget

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(Washington, DC) – Congressman Ed Case (D – Hawai‘i) and Congressman Steve Womack (R – Arkansas) today announced the re-introduction of their Sustainable Budget Act, a measure they first introduced in November 2019 and reintroduced in the just-completed 117th Congress (2021-2023). “Three years ago, on introduction of our original measure and with total debt at $23 trillion and debt-to-GDP at 107%,...

Case Announces More than $28.5 Million In Combined Federal Military And Private Funding To Protect Natural Resources In Hawai‘i

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(Washington, DC) – Congressman Ed Case (HI-01), recently re-appointed to his third two-year term as a member of the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations responsible for all federal discretionary spending, today announced a combined total of $10 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to implement four natural resource conservation projects under DOD’s Readiness and E...

Case Announces $2.125 Million In Federal Funding To Repair Major Road Severely Damaged In Record 2021 Kona Low Storm

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(Honolulu, HI) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (HI-01), home for his first full district work period of the new 118th Congress, announced today that the City and County of Honolulu will receive $2,125,395 in federal funds to repair a road severely damaged by the Kona Low storm of December 2021. “The Kona Low triggered severe flooding and landslides that heavily damaged Waiomao Road, a main thoroughfare...

Reps. Ed Case and Jill Tokuda Announce $2.5 Million of USDA Funding for Invasive Species Prevention

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) and Congresswoman Jill Tokuda (HI-02) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will award over $2.5 million to Hawaiʻi’s Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program (PPDMDPP). “Invasive species pose an especially grave threat to Hawai‘i’s unique e...

Case Sets Full First District Work Period of New 118th Congress

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(Washington, DC) – U. S. Congressman Ed Case (HI-01), recently sworn into office for his fifth full term in the U.S. House of Representatives, heads home today for his first full work period of the new 118th Congress. “I know from experience that the groundwork I lay back home early in each Congress is invaluable to confirming my agenda, strengthening partnerships and driving results throughout th...

Case Begins Fifth Full Term In the U.S. House Of Representatives

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(Washington, DC) -- U.S. Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives for the convening of the two-year 118th Congress (2023-2025). (Each Congress convenes for a two-year term, dating back to the 1st Congress in 1789 at the outset of George Washington’s Presidency. Because the Speaker of the House was not elected today, the formal oath of office for ...