Hawai‘i Island Updates
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Washington, DC — Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today announced that President Obama has issued a Federal Disaster Declaration for the State of Hawaiʻi, which allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to move forward with releasing federal dollars to assist people in Hawaiʻi to recover from the devastation of Tropical Storm Iselle.
Honolulu — Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today announced the winners of the inaugural Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, “The House STEM App Challenge.” She congratulated first-place winner Tiger Oakes from Hawaiʻi Island (left) and runner-up Christopher Kim from Maui (right) for the innovative phone and tablet applications – or “apps” – they created to participate in the district-wide competition, which included submissions from across the state.
Bill also authorizes funding to combat the devastating impact of the coffee berry borer