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"2017 marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the internment of 1000s of Japanese Americans on U.S. soil. As we look around our country & world today, we sadly see the same kind of divisiveness and prejudice that targeted Japanese Americans during WWII. We must stand up against this darkness, and inspired by the Aloha spirit, confront hatred and bigotry with courage, love, & respect rather than fueling divisions" - TG
"Met w/ @DHHL this morning to discuss reauthorizing #NAHASDA and how current funds are being used to provide affordable housing for Native Hawaiians, Native Americans & Alaska Natives" - TG
For more information, read Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's work to address our affordable housing crisis here.
Washington, DC—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today spoke on the House floor urging her colleagues to reauthorize Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides healthcare coverage to 8.9 million children whose family incomes are above Medicaid eligibility limits but lack access to affordable, private healthcare coverage. More than 25,000 keiki in Hawai‘i benefit from CHIP.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Senator Mazie K. Hirono, and Congressional leaders presented the Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino World War II veterans. The presentation ceremony was the culmination of Congresswoman Gabbard and Senator Hirono’s years-long effort to recognize Filipino World War II veterans with the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress’ highest civilian honor.
Until recently, neighbor island residents requiring biometric technology for things like immigration assistance had to travel to Honolulu. In addition to taking time off of work and school, and paying USCIS processing fees, neighbor island residents had to also personally pay for the cost of air transportation to and from Honolulu, hotel costs, and other travel expenses.