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Case Statement on Preliminary Report on Last Month's Fatal Tour Helicopter Crash on Kaua’i

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(Honolulu, HI) - Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) today issued the following statement on the National Transportation Safety Board’s Aviation Accident Preliminary Report issued today on the December 26, 2019, Airbus AS350 B2 tour helicopter crash on Kaua‘i that claimed the lives of all 7 onboard: “The rapidly mounting loss of life and ground risks from Hawai‘i air tour helicopter/small aircraft crashes... Read more »

Congressman Ed Case Issues Statement on Iran Crisis

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The statement comes after the President issued an order for a drone strike that killed Iranian General Soleimani on January 3, 2020 at Baghdad Airport, and the subsequent ballistic missile attack on two bases where American military are located in Iraq. Read more »

Case Announces Winner of Congressional App Contest

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Congressman Ed Case (HI-01), home until January 6th, today announced the winners of his first annual Congressional App Challenge for Hawai‘i’s First Congressional District. “The Challenge is a great opportunity for our local students to focus their skills and creativity on developing, testing and analyzing new applications for real-world use,” said Case. “And results of my first Challenge prove t... Read more »

Case Issues a Statement following Tour Helicopter Crash

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Congressman Ed Case (HI-01), home until January 6th, issued the following statement following location of the wreckage of a Kaua‘i tour helicopter: “This is such a deep tragedy, not only for the seven lives feared lost, but that we must confront this reality in Hawai‘i for the third time in just one year. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those lost, and our thanks to ... Read more »

Case Introduces Bills to Attack Key Driver of Hawaii's High Cost of Living

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Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) has introduced three bills in Congress to reform the century-old Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (commonly referred to as the “Jones Act”), which is widely credited with artificially inflating the cost of shipping goods to Hawai‘i. The Jones Act mandates that all cargo shipping between U.S. ports occur exclusively on U.S., not foreign, flagged vessels. Additionally, the law... Read more »

Case Introduces Measures to Combat Invasive Species in Hawai‘i

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Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) today introduced a bill to require that all baggage and cargo transporting into the State of Hawai‘i by air or sea be inspected for invasive species and high-risk agricultural materials. Case’s colleague, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02), co-introduced the measure, entitled the Hawai‘i Invasive Species Protection Act . “We must act now because invasive species pose a... Read more »

U.S. House Approves Federal Fiscal Year Bills Totaling $1.4 Trillion

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U.S. Congressman Ed Case (HI-01), a member of the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations responsible for all federal discretionary spending, today voted with a majority of his colleagues to pass two appropriations measures funding $1.4 trillion in federal operations for the current fiscal year. If approved by the Senate and signed into law by President Donald Trump as expected, the bills will aver... Read more »

Case Issues Statement on Impeachment Vote

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Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) today released this statement on his pending vote on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump: “Later this week I will vote in the full U.S. House of Representatives to impeach President Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The articles of impeachment now before the House charge that President Trump “abused the powers of the Presidency... Read more »

Case Statement on Today's Announcement of Articles of Impeachment

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(Honolulu, HI) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (Hawai‘i – District 1) issued the following statement following this morning’s announcement of articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump: “I have supported the formal impeachment inquiry since the whistleblower’s report on the President’s dealings with Ukraine was provided to Congress in September. I have closely followed the inquiry, to inclu... Read more »

Case Calls on Federal Government for Full Reimbursement of Costs of Migrants from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia

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(Honolulu, HI) - Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) today said he has called on the federal government to fully reimburse Hawai‘i for the cost of providing public services to migrants from the Pacific island states covered by the Compacts of Free Association (COFA). These Freely Associated States (FAS) include the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), the Republic of Palau and the Federated States of M... Read more »

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