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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.
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.
Yesterday on Oʻahu, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) addressed the 3rd Annual Native Hawaiian Organizations Association (NHOA) Business Summit Conference. The event focuses on legislative, legal and business issues relevant to small businesses in the federal contracting industry, and connects Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHOs), 8(a) certified companies, and other locally-owned businesses with Department of Defense (DoD) contracting officers and government representatives.
"Each year, the people of the Aloha State are proud to participate in the Vacations for Warriors program that provides an opportunity for our heroes and their families to enjoy a brief respite from the challenges of their daily lives. This year, we welcomed US Army Sergeant Joshua Revak, US Army Corporal Tyler Wilson, and their families to the beautiful Garden Island. Both Sergeant Revak and Corporal Wilson have gone beyond the call of duty, deploying to combat, putting their life on the line to serve our country.