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Remarks on Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Bachelor Enlisted Quarters at MCBH Kane‘ohe Bay

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Colonel Lianez and our Marine ‘ohana, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen: Aloha! It is my pleasure to join you today for this ceremony celebrating the completion of these beautiful new barracks. To all the Marines here today, those who have served here at K-Bay and those who will serve and reside within the halls of these barracks in the future, I join all Americans in our gratitude for yo... Read more »

Introductory Remarks for Jones Act Legislation

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Madam Speaker, today I introduce three bills to end a century of monopolistic closed market domestic cargo shipping to and from my isolated home state of Hawai‘i as well as the other island and separated jurisdictions of our country not part of the continental United States. In doing so, we will break the stranglehold on the peoples and economies of these exposed communities and their resulting sk... Read more »

Introductory Remarks for the Hawai‘i Invasive Species Protection Act

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Madam Speaker, I rise today to join my colleague, Representative Gabbard, 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 Hawai‘i’s unique ecosystems, natural resources and agricultural communities, in part due to Hawai‘i’s unique geography. Hawai‘i is th... Read more »

Foreign Affairs Committee Member Day Testimony

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Thank you, Chair Engel, Ranking Member McCaul, Chair Sherman, Aloha! Thank you for the opportunity to testify today in support of this Committee's and our Congress' legislative initiatives focused on the Pacific Islands, a critical region for my Hawaii and our country. The Pacific Islands and their exclusive economic zones encompass a vast area of the Pacific Ocean, larger than the land area of Ru... Read more »

Case Opposes Amendment Undermining Marine Mammal Protection Act

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Floor Debate on H.R. 729, the Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act December 10, 2019 The Acting CHAIR: The gentleman from Hawai‘i is recognized for 5 minutes. Mr. CASE: Mr. Chair, this amendment is not a coastal resilience amendment. This amendment has nothing to do with the underlying bill; in fact, it was a miracle that it was ruled germane. This amendment instead is simply an un... Read more »

Agriculture Member Day Testimony

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Thank you, Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member and members of the Committee. As a proud former member of the House Committee on Agriculture from 2003 to 2006, I appreciate your allowing me to share my thoughts on issues important to our agricultural community both nationally and in my home state of Hawai‘i. It was just as true then as it is today that American agriculture doesn’t much care about partisan... Read more »

Case Introduces Sustainable Budget Act in Floor Remarks

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Floor Remarks on H.R. 5211, the Sustainable Budget Act November 21, 2019 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Can anyone seriously dispute that our federal fiscal house is out of order? Our national debt stands at $23 trillion, doubling in just the last decade alone. No end is in sight as we just registered a trillion-dollar annual deficit for Fiscal Year 2019 and Fiscal Year 2020 and beyond look the same or ... Read more »

Case Celebrates Filipino American History Month with Remarks on House Floor

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Floor Remarks on Filipino American History Month October 30, 2019 Mr. Speaker, aloha and mabuhay! I rise today to recognize October as Filipino American History Month, a time for all Americans to remember and 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 proud Representa... Read more »

Case Honors 75th Anniversary of Liberation of French Town and Rescue of Lost Battalion by 442nd Regimental Combat Team

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HONORING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY 442ND REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM’S LIBERATION OF THE VOSGES MOUNTAINS AND REAFFIRMING THE HISTORIC U.S.-FRANCE ALLIANCE UNITED STATES CONGRESSMAN ED CASE (HAWAI’I) Bruyères, France October 20, 2019 Mayor Bonjean, Councilors Poirat and Tarantola, Mayor Caldwell, Consul General McDonald, Consul Maman, distinguished guests, citizens of France and o... Read more »

Case Delivers Remarks on Floor Amendment to H.R. 3494 the Intelligence Authorization Act

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Thank you, Madam Chair. Not far from here on the slopes of Capitol Hill is a small, serene and unassuming memorial. On its walls are names not now known to too many Americans but indelibly etched in a dark chapter of our national story. Tule Lake, Poston, Manzanar, the internment camps where 120,000 Japanese, most of them American citizens, were locked up in the hysteria of the Second World War j... Read more »

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