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Washington, DC—Today, Hawai‘i’s Congressional Delegation urged President Donald Trump to act swiftly on Governor David Ige’s request for a presidential disaster declaration for areas on Hawai‘i Island impacted by the ongoing Kilauea Volcano eruptions. The declaration will help ensure that the affected communities can access important federal funding and resources to recover.
"The #Hawaii Island community is taking action to help each other after hundreds of earthquakes and volcano eruptions have ravaged their home.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) is in Hilo today in response to eruptions from Kīlauea that have forced more than 1,800 people in Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens to evacuate. The congresswoman attended a Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense briefing this morning, where she received updates on the eruption, evacuations, and sheltering efforts.
Washington, DC—Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01) today led a Special Order of speeches on the House floor honoring the late Senator Daniel K. Akaka. Members of Congress shared their memories and experiences with Senator Akaka, honoring his lifelong legacy of service to Hawaiʻi and our nation.
Honoring Senator Daniel K. Akaka on the House floor today, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said: