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Washington, DC—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today joined a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers in introducing the reauthorization of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA), which has empowered more than 1,400 low-income families in Hawaiʻi over the past two decades, along with native communities across the country. In addition to the introduction of the bill today in the House, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) has also introduced companion language in the U.S. Senate.
In Hawai‘i, protecting our environment – especially our native plants and animals – is part of our way of life, embedded in the fabric of our culture and society. The ‘i‘iwi was once one of the most common forest birds in Hawai‘i, but due to habitat loss, invasive species, and avian diseases, its population continues to face steep decline and is now largely restricted to East Maui and the windward side of Hawai‘i Island. The U.S.
"Expanding access to fresh, nutritious food is crucial to improve health outcomes across #Hawaii and the nation. However, the 44 million Americans, including 19 million children, who rely on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) programs often find fresh fruits and vegetables too costly or inaccessible.
Washington, DC -- The U.S. House of Representatives today passed Amendment No. 220 to the appropriations package which was introduced by Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) to provide an additional $1 million to the Native American Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI). The Amendment will provide additional awards to organizations that make credit, capital, and other essential financial services available to underserved and impoverished Native communities.
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Washington, DC—On Tuesday afternoon, nearly 4,000 Hawaiʻi residents participated in Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s (HI-02) live “Telephone Town Hall” focused on Hawaiʻi veterans. The congresswoman was joined on the call by: