I rise today in support of S.7, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Technical Amendment Act of 2022. This bill will ensure the full inclusion of Native Hawaiians, the indigenous peoples of our country whose origins lie in Hawai’i, in the Services, Training, Officers and Prosecutors (STOP) Grants for Tribal Coalitions program under VAWA.
Violence against… Read more »
I rise today to join so many others in honoring the life and legacy of U.S. Congresswoman Patsy Takemoto Mink and the 50th Anniversary of her signature stamp on our nation, Title IX.
Born in Paia, Hawai‘i, Congresswoman Mink was a true pioneer in so many areas: the first female elected class president at Maui High School, the first Japanese-American woman admitted to the… Read more »
I rise today in strong support of H.R. 2773, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. I thank the gentlewoman from Michigan, Congresswoman Dingell, and Chairman Grijalva for their leadership in moving this critical legislation through our Natural Resources Committee and to the Floor.
The world is in the middle of an extinction crisis and, unfortunately, my state is at its center. As a… Read more »
Aloha. I’m Congressman Ed Case.
Though I come to you today from Capitol Hill, my thoughts are back home with the king who united our Hawai‘i and whose statue now stands in a place of honor in our U.S. Capitol.
And I am reminded today of my first lessons on Kamehameha as a young boy growing up in Hilo on our mutual home island; Lessons that came alive at places like the Hilo public… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
First and foremost, to the thousands of our ohana who have suffered harm, whose lives are upended, this should not have happened to you and we remain completely focused on you.
Second, I thank my colleague, Congressman Kahele, for his full partnership throughout this crisis and for his leadership in introducing our legislation.
I support our military. We must remain strong and… Read more »
Madam Speaker, each year our country recognizes October as Filipino American History Month, a time for all Americans to celebrate
the incredible past, present and future of our fellow citizens whose heritage lies in the great country of the Philippines.
I am especially humbled to do so as the Representative of Hawaii's First Congressional District,… Read more »