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Honoring U.S. Japan Alliance and the Contributions of Japanese Americans

| Posted in Speeches & Testimony

Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor the alliance between the United States and Japan and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of Japanese Americans across our country, especially in my home state of Hawai‘i. Seventy-five years ago, the Second World War finally ended when Japanese and Allied representatives signed the Instrument of Surrender on the deck of the U.S.S. Missouri, the…

Celebrating the US-South Korean Alliance

| Posted in Speeches & Testimony

Madam Speaker, I rise today to celebrate and honor the longstanding friendship and continued alliance between two great nations: the United States and the Republic of Korea. Seventy years ago, American and Allied servicemembers and civilians bravely came to the defense of South Korea, fighting alongside so many brave Korean citizens against North Korean aggression. While three long…

Extension of Remarks on 75th Anniversary of the United Nations

| Posted in Speeches & Testimony

Madam Speaker, I rise to commemorate the upcoming 75th anniversary of the United Nations and recognize the continued importance of multilateral action as we pursue a more peaceful, prosperous and just world. On October 24, 1945, less than two months after the world emerged from the deadliest conflict in human history, the United Nations Charter entered into force, formally creating…

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…

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

| Posted in Press Releases

(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…

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

| Posted in Speeches & Testimony

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…

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

| Posted in Press Releases

(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,…

Case Opposes Administration Plan to Kick International Students Out of Country

| Posted in Press Releases

(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…

America’s Global Leadership during COVID-19

| Posted in Speeches & Testimony

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…