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Case To Join Welcome Of Hokulea To Juneau, Alaska This Weekend

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (Hawai‘i – District 1) will join the arrival of the Hōkūleʻa at Auke Bay in Juneau this Saturday as the iconic Polynesian voyaging canoe and crew continue their historic circumnavigation of the Pacific. “Our country is a Pacific nation, and together with my home state of Hawai‘i and the rest of our Pacific Islands ‘ohana, we continue to…

Case Announces $1.5 million Grant Award To Assure Honolulu Emergency Food Supply In Event Of Severe Storms

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (Hawai‘i – District 1) today announced that Honolulu nonprofit Lanakila Pacific, best known for its popular “Meals on Wheels” program, will receive a $1.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fortify its facility to protect critical reserve food supplies during severe storms. “Super Typhoon Mawar and its…

Case Highlights $1.2 Billion Allocated To Date For Hawai‘i Projects By The Biden Administration Under $1.2 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (Hawai‘i – District 1) today highlighted a new report from the Biden Administration itemizing some $1.2 billion in federal funding announced to date for 59 key infrastructure projects throughout Hawai‘i under the November 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The report includes a state-by-state summary of progress in infrastructure reinvestment…

National Small Business Organization Recognizes Case With Special Congressional Award

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (Hawai‘i – District 1) was honored last night with the 2023 Special Congressional Award by the Small Business Council of America (SBCA) during an event held in Washington, DC. The SBCA is a national, non-profit organization representing the interests of 100,000 privately held and family-owned businesses. “I am honored to receive this award, but…

Case Announces Winners Of His 2023 Congressional Art Competition

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(Honolulu, HI) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (Hawai‘i – District 1) announced the winners of his Hawai’i District 1 2023 Congressional Art Competition during an awards ceremony at the Bishop Museum on Thursday, where entries had been on public display. “With more than 70 art pieces entered this year from public, private and home-schooled high school students, this was my largest number of…

Case and Tokuda Introduce Measure To Combat Invasive Species in Hawai‘i

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(Washington, DC) - Congressman Ed Case (HI-01), and Congresswoman Jill Tokuda (HI-02) announced the introduction of their Hawai’i Invasive Species Protection Act, a bill to require that baggage and cargo transporting into the State of Hawai‘i by air or sea be pre-inspected for invasive species and high-risk agricultural materials, in the same manner as similar baggage and cargo…

Case, Kim Advance Bipartisan Measure To Assist Countries Facing Economic Coercion From China And Russia

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 (Washington, DC ) – Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) and Congresswoman Young Kim (CA-40) have introduced a measure to assist partner countries to combat economic coercion by other countries including in particular China and Russia. The measure comes after both countries have stepped up such tactics against several governments to achieve their policy aims. “It is clear that the Chinese…

Case Urges Waiver From Jones Act/Cargo Preference Requirements To Expedite Defueling Of Red Hill

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (Hawai‘i - District 1) today urged U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas to grant an advance waiver from the Jones Act and military cargo preference requirements to provide for the safe, cost-effective, dependable and expedited execution of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) critical defueling of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage…

Hawai‘i Congressional Delegation Introduces Bills To Protect Passengers on Air Tours, Reduce Air Tour Noise For Hawai‘i Residents

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(WASHINGTON, DC)  – U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai‘i) and U.S. Representatives Ed Case (D-Hawai‘i) and Jill Tokuda (D-Hawai‘i) introduced two bills that will improve air tour safety and reduce noise for local residents. The Air Tour and Skydiving Safety Improvement Act, first introduced by Senators Schatz and Hirono in 2020, will create new safety…

Case Applauds IRS Decision Supporting His Request To Not Tax Relocation Assistance Given to Help Those Forced From Homes During The Red Hill Fuel Crisis

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(Honolulu, HI) – Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) today applauded the decision announced this Wednesday by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to not tax emergency assistance given to an estimated 1,700 resident families who were temporarily relocated from their homes due to the Red Hill fuel crisis in 2022. “When I heard from constituents who were receiving 1099 income forms from the IRS…