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Hanapepe, HI—A Memorial Day service was held this morning at Kauaʻi Veterans Cemetery, where keynote speaker Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) honored the service and sacrifice of fallen heroes and their families. She spoke about the meaning of Memorial Day, the cost of war, and the sacrifices made by families of deployed servicemembers.
Washington, DC—Senators Mazie K. Hirono and Brian Schatz, and Representatives Colleen Hanabusa and Tulsi Gabbard introduced the Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act today, a bicameral bill that would expedite the visa process for children of Filipino World War II veterans.
Washington, DC—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) released the statement below after voting to pass a bipartisan funding bill to keep the government open through September 2017:
Washington, DC—In a House Armed Services Committee hearing today, Admiral Harry Harris, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), confirmed the threat of North Korea to Hawaiʻi and detailed potential vulnerabilities that exist within current U.S. missile defense capabilities that could put Hawaiʻi at risk.
Maui Now, March 30, 2017
A bill seeking to exempt Hawaiʻi, Alaska, and communities that rely on essential air services from increases in TSA air travel fees was introduced today by Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02), Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01), and Don Young (AK-AL).
Currently, the Passenger Fee Restructuring Exemptions Act recognizes the reliance on air travel that residents of Hawaiʻi and Alaska face and lowered the states’ TSA fee to $2.50 for interstate direct flights.