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"In Hawai‘i, caring for and respecting our planet not only improves our own health and environment, it also strengthens our communities. We are fortunate to have a home where innovative projects to achieve these goals thrive because of the love and support from the community. Organizations like Kona Pacific and The Kohala Center have used federal funds to bring healthy foods into schools in #Hawaii, encourage our communities to buy local, and support sustainable agriculture across Hawai'i.
"The effects of climate change disproportionately devastate coastal and low-lying communities not only in the United States, but also around the world. Pacific Ocean island communities, like Hawai‘i are endangered by rising ocean tides and temperatures and intensifying storms.
Washington, DC—Ahead of the 100th Anniversary of World War I next year, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today introduced bipartisan legislation to rehabilitate World War I memorials in Hawai‘i and across the country. H.R. 4328, the Honoring World War I Memorial Act of 2017 would authorize $50 million awarded through VA grants to eligible entities for the rehabilitation of World War I memorials throughout the United States.
Washington, DC—U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawai‘i), U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), and U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai‘i) announced that the Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperation (KIUC) will receive a more than $60 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to build and upgrade more than 70 miles of power lines and support smart grid projects.
Washington, DC—Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and the Hawai'i Congressional Delegation introduced the Sustainable Fishing Workforce Protection Act, legislation that would address concerns about the status of foreign workers in Hawaii’s longline fishing fleet.