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Case Testifies on Hawaii's Small Business Recovery Needs

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During a House Small Business Committee Member Day hearing, U.S. Congressman Ed Case spoke about the continued recovery needs of Hawaii's small businesses and tourism industry. His full committee testimony is available online and below: Member Day Testimony to the Small Business Committee Chairwoman Velázquez, Ranking Member Luetkemeyer and members of the Committee: Thank you for the opportunity t...

Case, Womack, Hirono Introduce Legislation to Restore Access Federal Benefits for COFA Citizens Legally Present in the United States

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Representative Ed Case (D-Hawaii), Representative Steve Womack (R-Ark.) and Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to restore access to a range of federal benefits for citizens of the Freely Associated States of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau who reside in the United States. Under the Comp...

Case Re-Introduces Bills to Attack Key Driver of Hawai’i’s High Cost of Living

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(Honolulu, HI) - Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) re-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. “These three bills are meant to end a century of monopolistic closed market domestic cargo shipping to and from my isolated home...

Case Statement on the President Approving the $900 Billion Further COVID-19 Emergency Relief and $1.4 Trillion Regular Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations Measure

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(Honolulu, HI) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) issued the following statement following the President’s signing of H.R. 133, passed by Congress December 21st and including $2.3 trillion in both further COVID-19 emergency assistance and the regular annual funding of the federal government for Fiscal Year 2021: “The President’s approval of Congress’ bipartisan compromise $900 billion COVID-19 eme...

Case Statement on Passage of Second Massive Federal COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Package

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(Honolulu, HI) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) issued the following statement on passage in the U.S. House today of a second huge federal COVID-19 emergency assistance package, the second largest federal rescue measure ever passed by Congress after the CARES Act this past March, and the fifth federal assistance package overall. “As our COVID-19 public health, economic and social crisis continue...

U.S. House Approves $1.4 Trillion Federal Funding Bills for Current Fiscal Year 2021

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(Honolulu, HI) – 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 a $1.4 trillion measure to fund the federal government for the current 2021 fiscal year (FY). If approved by the Senate as expected, the bill will go immediately to President Donald Trump ...

Case Leads Introduction of Visit America Act in U.S. House

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(Washington, DC) – Congressman Ed Case (D-HI) today joined his House Travel and Tourism Caucus co-chairs Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV) and Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) along with Congressman Don Young (R-AK) in introducing the Visit America Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Visit America Act, developed with and supported by the nation’s travel and tourism industry, would mandate ...

House Appropriations Committee Passes $24.64 Billion Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Services and General Government Measure

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(Honolulu, HI) – Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) announced today House Appropriations Committee approval of $24.64 billion in discretionary funding for financial services and general government programs for upcoming Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, including some $273 million for the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, $277 million for Small Business Administration Entrepreneurial Development Pro...