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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:
Honolulu, HI—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today released the statement below following the passing of U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka:
Below is a message from Rep. Tulsi Gabbard presented at the 2018 Kauaʻi Kūhiō Day Celebration:
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole was born 146 years ago tomorrow. It was a time that was so different from what we know today. It was a simpler time when families often connected around a camp fire to talk story about their day and less about texting, tweeting, or engaging in our smart phones. But it was also a time of rapid change from centuries-long traditions that were exciting for some but may also have been devastating for others.
Ho'omaika'i to Larry LaSota, this year's Hawaii Red Cross- Kauai Volunteer of the Year! Larry has truly gone above and beyond in answering the call to serve, and his work to improve the safety, preparedness, and well-being of our Garden Isle community has directly contributed to the success of the Red Cross, not only on Kauaʻi, but across our islands.