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Congressman Case Criticizes Deletion of Climate Change Resiliency Funding from Defense Department in FY25 Appropriations

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Mr. Chairman I rise toady in support for the Ranking Member's Amendment.  It is deeply frustrating to see in this critically important bill, one that must lay the foundation to enable the Department of Defense to compete with our pacing challenges, namely Russia and China, be out shadowed by partisan provisions injecting divisive issues into the bill. This partisanship detracts…

Congressman Case on House Floor: Mahalo Admiral Aquilino!

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Mr. Speaker, This Friday, at Pearl Harbor, Admiral John C. Aquilino, callsign Lung, relinquishes command of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and closes four decades of service to our nation.   Throughout, Admiral Aquilino has exemplified loyalty to his oath. As IndoPacom, he has been fiercely realistic about the challenges we face and the actions we must take.   His rock…

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…

Heal Maui Act Introductory Statement

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Tags: Economy

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…