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Transportation and Infrastructure Priorities

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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 transportation network to the impa...

Statement on Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act

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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. This bipartisan l...

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 party efforts) i...

Supporting the Hawai'i National Forest Study Bill

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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 and one of the most ecologically diverse place...

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

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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 communities. The bill before us today would authorize an increase in fundin...

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 a giant comb for all...

House Appropriations Committee Passes $50.7 Billion Fiscal Year 2021 Homeland Security Bill

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(Honolulu, HI) – Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) announced today House Appropriations Committee passage of the $50.7 billion Fiscal Year 2021 Homeland Security appropriations bill. Case said this funding measure supports his goal of increasing the role of the United States Coast Guard, especially the 14th District based in Hawai’i, throughout the Indo-Pacific region. “The Indo-Pacific is the most dyna...

Remarks to the House Appropriations Committee on FY 2021 Commerce, Science, Justice Funding Measure

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Thank you, Madam Chair and my Subcommittee Chair, Mr. Serrano, as well as Ranking Members Granger and Aderholt, for bringing this Fiscal Year 2021 Commerce, Justice, Science bill before the Committee today. It has been a privilege to serve with both the Full Committee and Subcommittee Chairs during my first term on the Appropriations Committee. The wise and gracious leadership you have both provid...