Skip to Content
Native Hawaiians

Newsroom

Native Hawaiians

Remarks by Congressman Ed Case on Kamehameha Day 2022

| Posted in Speeches & Testimony

Aloha. I’m Congressman Ed Case. Though I come to you today from Capitol Hill, my thoughts are back home with the king who united our Hawai‘i and whose statue now stands in a place of honor in our U.S. Capitol. And I am reminded today of my first lessons on Kamehameha as a young boy growing up in Hilo on our mutual home island; Lessons that came alive at places like the Hilo public…

Speech Honoring Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Month

| Posted in Speeches & Testimony

Madam Speaker,    Each year we come together to recognize May as Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Month, in celebration of the critical participation of our Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities in our national story.    Over the past year, the pandemic has highlighted the harsh disparities that too many in the…

Ensuring the Full Inclusion of Native Hawaiians in VAWA

| Posted in Speeches & Testimony

Madam Speaker: I rise today to express appreciation to my House colleagues who voted for my amendment to our recently passed Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) to ensure the full inclusion of American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians in key parts of VAWA.  My amendment requires key data for full implementation of VAWA about our nation’s indigenous…

Statement before the House Celebrating Women’s History Month

| Posted in Speeches & Testimony

I rise today to honor the women of our nation and my home state of Hawai‘i past, present and future as we again celebrate Women's History Month. Each year during the month of March, we remember and honor the extraordinary American women who have made such lasting contributions to our culture, history and society. Long before they finally gained the right to vote in elections and before…

Native Hawaiians Health Care System Tort Coverage

| Posted in Speeches & Testimony

Madam Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 6585 with deep reservations. I support the substance of the measure as addressing key concerns for American Indians and Alaska Natives. My grave concern is with the inexplicable omission of Native Hawaiians as indistinguishably indigenous peoples of this country to be treated and included the same. I spelled out my concerns at length in a…

Statement in Support of Health Care Access for Urban Native Veterans Act

| Posted in Speeches & Testimony

Madam Speaker, H.R. 4153, the Health Care Access for Urban Native Veterans Act, will ensure that Native American veterans have equal access to healthcare, regardless of their location of residence, by expanding Department of Veterans Affairs, VA, funding to include urban Indian health centers. The Indian Health Service acts as the primary Federal agency responsible…

House Appropriations Committee Passes $197 Billion Fiscal Year 2021 Labor, Health, Human Services and Education Measure

| Posted in Press Releases

(Honolulu, HI) – Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) announced today that the House Appropriations Committee has approved $197 billion in funding for federal labor, health, human services and education programs for upcoming Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, including some $100 million-plus in funding for Native Hawaiian-focused programs. “This measure is the main vehicle for funding the principal federal…

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

| Posted in Speeches & Testimony

Madam Speaker,  Our country has officially observed each May since 1992 as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, recognizing the extraordinary contributions of our Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community to the rich fabric and history of our nation. May is especially important to me as the proud Representative of Hawaii’s First Congressional…