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Case Returning To Washington, DC To Vote For Most Comprehensive Climate Change Measure Ever

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(Honolulu, HI) – Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) today leaves back to Washington, DC to vote for the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (Act). “This Act, in combatting climate change, easing inflation, lowering health care costs, and strengthening our economy and federal finances and more, is certainly one of the hallmarks of this Congress and one of the most consequential pieces of legislation…

Case Supports Defense Department's Proposed Additional $1 Billion Fund To Address Red Hill Water Crisis

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(Washington, DC) - Congressman Ed Case (HI-01), a member of the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations responsible for all federal discretionary spending, today endorsed the Biden Administration’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget proposal to allocate $1 billion more to address the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility water contamination crisis. “Full remediation, defueling and closure of Red Hill…

Transportation and Infrastructure Priorities

| Posted in Speeches & Testimony

Chairman DeFazio, Ranking Member Graves and Members of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee:    Aloha and mahalo for the opportunity to update the Committee on key transportation and infrastructure issues and needs for my home state of Hawai‘i. I would like to highlight three today for your consideration and assistance: (1) adapting our surface…

Statement on Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act

| Posted in Speeches & Testimony

Mr. Speaker, as the Representative of the State with one of the largest exclusive economic zones in our country and as the Representative of the State that sits in the middle of the Pacific where we are seeing increasing overfishing, including the use of these techniques throughout our  Pacific, I rise in very strong support of the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act.…

U.S. House Passes Case's Measure Advancing First National Forest for Hawai‘i

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) announced that the U.S. House of Representatives this Thursday passed his bill to advance creation of Hawaii’s first National Forest. A member of the House’s Natural Resources Committee and of its Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands with jurisdiction over the National Forest System, Case managed (led majority…

Supporting the Hawai'i National Forest Study Bill

| Posted in Speeches & Testimony

Madam Speaker, I rise in strong support of my bill, H.R. 7045. This  legislation would require the Secretary of Agriculture, in coordination with the Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources, to conduct a study to identify lands in the State of Hawai‘i that merit inclusion in  the National Forest System. Hawai‘i is the most isolated island chain…

Remarks on S. 910, the National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2020

| Posted in Speeches & Testimony

Madam Speaker, I rise today in strong support of S. 910, the National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2020. For decades, the Sea Grant College Program has provided essential oceans-focused research and support for our communities nation-wide and especially now as we face the impacts of climate change on coastal…

Save Our Seas 2.0 Floor Remarks

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Mr. Speaker, the air, land and oceans of our Earth are in mortal danger and must be saved.  But it is our oceans that are the most vast and unknown of these with the most complex and extensive risk, from climate change, to pollution, extraction and marine debris. Debris is especially acute in my own Pacific and its epicenter, the 1,500 mile Hawaiian Islands chain, which acts as…