More on Kaua‘i Updates
Washington, DC—Today, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) joined hundreds at the Old Town Alexandria Waterfront Park to welcome the Hōkūle’a as it came down the Potomac River to Washington, DC. The congresswoman toured the Hōkūle’a, welcomed the crew and all those present for the arrival ceremony, and enjoyed music and dance presented by local hālaus and the Piscataway Conoy Tribe of Maryland.
Honolulu, HI—This evening, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) hosted an interactive “Telephone Town Hall” meeting with residents of Hawaii's Second Congressional District to discuss dengue fever, Zika, and other mosquito borne illnesses. Expert guests Chief Darryl Oliveira from Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense and State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park were featured on the call to share important updates with listeners and respond to their live questions and concerns.
Washington, DC– Today, Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $20,000,000 grant to the University of Hawaii System for a clean water research project. The project, titled Ike Wai from the Hawaiian words for knowledge and water, will address the critical needs of the state to maintain its supply of clean water, most of which comes from groundwater sources.
Washington, DC—Today, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Congressman Mark Takai (HI-01), both members of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), released the statements below on the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) draft. Both members advocated and worked to ensure provisions critical to Hawaiʻi were included in the bill. The full committee is scheduled to mark up and consider amendments to the Act tomorrow, April 27, where Members will have the opportunity to further amend the bill before it comes before the full House of Representatives.