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Introducing the BLUE Pacific Act

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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 »

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 »

Case Opposes Administration Plan to Kick International Students Out of Country

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(Honolulu, HI) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) today joined several other Members of Congress on a letter to be sent to the Trump Administration urging that it abandon proposed changes to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program that would require international students to return to their home countries if their U.S. universities and colleges are only offering online courses in the Fall 2020 se... Read more »

America’s Global Leadership during COVID-19

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Madam Speaker, as our country and world confront the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, some say, as a reason or excuse, that we should turn inward away from the rest of our world and to our own affairs. But neither can nor should we disengage. Instead, I join many of my colleagues and our fellow citizens in stating clearly that there has never been a better time or greater need to ... 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 »

Foreign Affairs Committee Member Day Testimony

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Thank you, Chair Engel, Ranking Member McCaul, Chair Sherman, Aloha! Thank you for the opportunity to testify today in support of this Committee's and our Congress' legislative initiatives focused on the Pacific Islands, a critical region for my Hawaii and our country. The Pacific Islands and their exclusive economic zones encompass a vast area of the Pacific Ocean, larger than the land area of Ru... 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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