More on Kaua‘i Updates
Washington, DC—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) released the statement below following the announcements that Kaua‘i and Oʻahu will receive federal support through the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) and the Department of Labor (DOL) to assist with ongoing recovery efforts from record breaking floods, landslides, and more in April 2018.
Washington, DC—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today joined Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01), Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and many others to celebrate King Kamehameha I and honor the legacy of Senator Daniel K. Akaka. The 2018 King Kamehameha Lei Draping Ceremony, hosted by the Hawaiʻi State Society, is held each June at the U.S. Capitol to coincide with King Kamehameha Day celebrations taking place throughout Hawaiʻi.
"Low-interest federal disaster loans up to $2 million are now available for eligible nonprofits on #Kauai and #Oahu affected by the record-breaking rain, flooding, and landslides in April. The deadline to apply for property damage is July 9, 2018, and the deadline to apply for economic injury is February 2, 2019.
"#Kauai County is the first county in #Hawaii to take legal action against the makers, marketers, and distributors of opioid pain medications. Big Pharma must be held accountable for the devastation, heartache, suffering, and loss of life they’ve perpetuated and profited from as the opioid epidemic ravages our country. I’m introducing a bill with @SenatorBernieSanders to prohibit illegal marketing and distribution of opioids and empower prosecutors to punish those who break the law.