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"My heart is with the residents and visitors of #Kauai who are experiencing severe flooding and mudslides from heavy rainfall over the last couple days that has destroyed homes and businesses, and washed out roads across the island. The @HawaiiRedCross has opened shelters at Koloa Elementary School, Hanalei Elementary School and the Church of the Pacific in Princeville for all those needing food, water, and shelter.
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.