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WASHINGTON – Today, the Hawai‘i Congressional Delegation urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to be ready to work with the state to address immediate recovery needs, assess the damage caused by Hurricane Lane, and swiftly approve any request for federal funding to help Hawai‘i recover and rebuild. In a letter to FEMA Administrator Brock Long, the delegation thanked FEMA for its efforts to date, and requested that the federal agency stand ready to approve any forthcoming requests from the state.
"Today marks 2 years since we bid farewell to a dear friend. My heart is with the Takai ‘ohana - his parents Naomi and Erik, his wife Sami, and children Matthew, and Kaila - as we remember my friend, colleague, and fellow soldier, Mark Takai. Always ready with a smile and a deep belly laugh, Mark’s heart of aloha guided him throughout his life of service. Mahalo Mark for the lasting impact that you made with your life, for sharing your aloha with us, and for dedicating your life in the service of the people of Hawai‘i and our country."-TG
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.
Washington, DC—Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01) today led a Special Order of speeches on the House floor honoring the late Senator Daniel K. Akaka. Members of Congress shared their memories and experiences with Senator Akaka, honoring his lifelong legacy of service to Hawaiʻi and our nation.
Honoring Senator Daniel K. Akaka on the House floor today, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said:
Honolulu, HI—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today released the statement below following the passing of U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka: