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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 »

Case Delivers Speech Honoring USS Missouri

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Mr Speaker: I rise to recognize the 75th birthday of one of the most iconic ships ever to sail the seven seas, the US. Navy’s USS Missouri. “Mighty Mo”, our last battleship, was commissioned June 11, 1944 after being laid down and launched at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She went on to one of the longest and most distinguished careers of any Navy ship ever, earning eleven battle stars in three wars: Wo... Read more »

Case Welcomes New Citizens at Honolulu Naturalization Ceremony

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"Aloha! I know that this moment - a moment that until now you have only dreamed of, that you have worked so long and hard for – fills you and your families with so many emotions, and that foremost among them are gratitude and pride. But I am here representing your fellow citizens to say that it is we who are grateful, we who are proud, that you have chosen to join us in pledging your allegiance to... Read more »

Case Delivers Memorial Day Speech in Waikiki

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Aloha. Three days ago, early on a beautiful clear Spring morning in Washington, DC, just as beautiful for our national’s capital as this morning is for us here in our Hawai‘i, I joined a few of my colleagues in beginning our remembrances on this Memorial Day weekend by laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery. We laid our wreath at the grave of Army Infantry Sergeant John Blacknall of Virgin... Read more »

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