More on Kaua‘i Updates
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.
Līhuʻe, HI—This afternoon on Kauaʻi, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) joined hundreds of Garden Isle residents from across the island who gathered to bless the land that will soon be the foundation for the Kauaʻi Philippine Cultural Center—a place for cross-cultural exchanges that will promote and enhance culture, education, and provide social platforms for the island’s multi-ethnic community.
Honolulu, HI—This morning at the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine(JABSOM), Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) hosted a roundtable with leading local, national, and international experts engaged in dengue and Zika virus research, readiness, and response. They talked about the most accurate, up-to-date information on the diseases, the current situation of the dengue outbreak on Hawaiʻi Island, and discussed the critical steps that need to be taken to achieve immediate and long-term solutions to protect Hawaii’s people and our economy.