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Introducing the BLUE Pacific Act

| Posted in Speeches & Testimony

Madam Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 7797, the Boosting Long-term U.S. Engagement in the Pacific Act, also known as the BLUE Pacific Act. I am proud to have introduced this bill together with my colleagues Congressmen Ami Bera, Ted Yoho, Brad Sherman and Don Young, as well as other members of our Congressional Pacific Islands Caucus. Scattered across the vast waters of the Pacific from H... Read more »

Case Leads Introduction of Next Generation Framework for United States Policy in Pacific Islands Region

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(Washington, DC) – The co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Pacific Islands Caucus, Congressman Ed Case (D-HI), Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA), Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL), Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Congressman Don Young (R-AK), have introduced the Boosting Long-term U.S. Engagement in the Pacific, or BLUE Pacific, Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The first-ever Congressional ... Read more »

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... Read more »

House Appropriations Committee Passes $695 Billion Fiscal Year 2021 Defense Bill

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(Honolulu, HI) – Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) announced today House Appropriations Committee passage of $695 billion for the nation’s core defense programs, including $133 million to continue development of Home Defense Radar - Hawai'i and $5 million directed at research to ensure the safety of the Red Hill underground fuel storage tanks while a permanent solution for the facility is determined. “W... Read more »

Case Testifies in Support of FY2021 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Measure

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Chairwoman Lowey, Ranking Member Granger, fellow members of the Committee: I rise in strong support of this Fiscal Year 2021 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations measure, for two main reasons. First, in funding our non-military international efforts, this bill continues a cohesive strategy for advancing our interests and values and embracing the mantle of leadership across the globe. In doi... Read more »

House Appropriations Committee Passes $66 Billion Fiscal Year 2021 State, Foreign Operations Bill

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(Honolulu, HI) – Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) announced today that he secured an 18% increase in funding for the East-West Center, situated on the campus of the University of Hawai‘i at Manōa, in the U.S. House Appropriations Committee’s recommended Fiscal Year 2021 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs appropriations bill. Case serves on the House Appropriations Committee, which today ap... Read more »

House Appropriations Committee Passes Fiscal Year 2021 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Funding Bill

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(Honolulu, HI) – Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) announced House Appropriations Committee passage today of its recommended $251 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Funding Bill. The measure, which now goes to the full House for final approval, includes Case’s requests for more than $300 million for five major construction projects at military installations in Hawai... Read more »

Remarks on Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Bachelor Enlisted Quarters at MCBH Kane‘ohe Bay

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Colonel Lianez and our Marine ‘ohana, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen: Aloha! It is my pleasure to join you today for this ceremony celebrating the completion of these beautiful new barracks. To all the Marines here today, those who have served here at K-Bay and those who will serve and reside within the halls of these barracks in the future, I join all Americans in our gratitude for yo... 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 »

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