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January 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC—Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) released the following statement today in response to reports that President Trump is expected to order a temporary ban on refugees:

January 11, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) joined U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Rob Portman (R-OH), and U.S. Representatives Ann Wagner (MO-02) and Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05) in reintroducing the Trafficking Survivors Relief Act today. The bipartisan legislation would create a process for victims of human trafficking to request relief from non-violent federal crimes committed as a direct result of human trafficking.

December 16, 2016 In The News

Originally published in the Garden Island: https://thegardenisland.com/news/local/military/wwii-filipino-vet-to-receive-highest-civilian-award/article_15de57c0-8c5c-5549-9e1a-386100087ae7.html


WWII Filipino vet to receive highest civilian award 

The island’s last surviving Filipino World War II veteran will soon receive the nation’s highest civilian honor.

The Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama Thursday, awarding Kauai resident and World War II veteran Sixto Tabay the medal.

December 15, 2016 In The News

Originally published by Hawaii News Now: https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/34068451/wwii-filipino-vets-to-be-recognized-with-congressional-gold-medal-under-new-law


President Obama signs law to recognize WWII Filipino vets 

The president has signed into law a measure that will award Filipino veterans of World War II the Congressional Gold Medal.

The measure was sponsored by U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii).

December 13, 2016 Press Release

Honolulu, HI—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) announced today that Hawaiʻi will receive $3.1 million to fight invasive species like the coconut rhinoceros beetle, coffee berry borer, Rapid Ohia Death, and fruit flies. The funding, allocated from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) in accordance with Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill, is part of 513 projects supported nationwide that aim to prevent the introduction or spread of plant pests and diseases that threaten U.S.

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