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July 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. -- Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) commemorated the life of Congressman Mark Takai, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer one year ago today.  Before his career in the House of Representatives, Congressman Takai served Hawaii as a member of the State House of Representatives for nearly twenty years.

July 18, 2017 Press Release

Honolulu, HI—Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) will host a live veterans-focused “telephone town hall” on Tuesday, July 25 at 4:00pm HST with Jennifer Gutowski, Director of the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System (VAPIHCS); Karen Gooden, Director of the Honolulu Veterans Affairs Regional Office; and Ron Han, Director of the State of Hawaiʻi Office of Veterans’ Services (OVS). The call will provide an opportunity for Hawaiʻi’s veterans, their families, and our community to get updates on veterans legislation being considered by Congress, receive an overview of resources

July 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC—Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) spoke on the House floor today to condemn drug manufacturers that deceptively market opioids, lying about the drugs’ addictive nature, and fueling a deadly drug epidemic ravaging communities in Hawaiʻi and across the nation. Over the past decade, drug overdose deaths in Hawaiʻi increased by 83 percent—more than double the national average—according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  

July 10, 2017 Press Release

In Hawaii, the ʻōhiʻa holds great cultural and environmental significance. A new fungus is attacking and killing our ʻōhiʻa – affecting more than 75,000 acres of forest on Hawaiʻi Island alone – which threatens the health of our agricultural industry and water supply. Check out this article to learn more about how UH-Hilo and the Malama Ohia initiative are working to help fight rapid ʻōhiʻa death to save our native forests

June 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC—More than 5,000 residents of Hawaii’s Second Congressional District participated in Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s (HI-02) interactive “Telephone Town Hall” on hurricane and disaster preparedness Monday evening. The congresswoman was joined by:


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