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May 4, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC– Today, Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $20,000,000 grant to the University of Hawaii System for a clean water research project.   The project, titled Ike Wai from the Hawaiian words for knowledge and water, will address the critical needs of the state to maintain its supply of clean water, most of which comes from groundwater sources.
 

February 26, 2016 Press Release
Washington, DC—This morning, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) spoke on the House floor to recognize National Entrepreneurship Week and highlight small businesses owners in Hawaiʻi and across the country.
February 18, 2016 Press Release

Honolulu, HI—This morning at the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine(JABSOM), Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) hosted a roundtable with leading local, national, and international experts engaged in dengue and Zika virus research, readiness, and response.  They talked about the most accurate, up-to-date information on the diseases, the current situation of the dengue outbreak on Hawaiʻi Island, and discussed the critical steps that need to be taken to achieve immediate and long-term solutions to protect Hawaii’s people and our economy.

February 12, 2016 Press Release

Honolulu, HI—Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today commented on Hawaiʻi Governor David Ige’s proclamation declaring the dengue fever outbreak in Hawaiʻi County a state of emergency.  The disease has plagued Hawaiʻi Island and threatened the state for more than sixteen weeks.

February 10, 2016 Press Release
Calls for federal funding to combat over 250 cases of dengue fever in Hawaiʻi
 

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