More on Maui Updates
Honolulu, HI—Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) released the following statement today after President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for Hawaiʻi, which triggers the release of federal funds to help communities recover from the severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides that occurred September 11-14, 2016.
Wailuku, HI—Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) was on Maui today assessing the devastating damage in Iao Valley caused by the recent torrential flooding. She inspected the homes, properties, and landscapes that were destroyed and reviewed the recovery efforts that are underway. The congresswoman visited with a few families that suffered serious losses. She heard especially moving stories from Wayne and Flora Wong, Stephen and Lisa Higa, and the Horcajo Family, whose personal stories of resilience and courage are inspiring.
Washington, DC—Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) announced today that 14 Hawaiʻi Health Centers will receive a total of $753,064 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support health information technology (IT) enhancements. The funding is part of more than $87 million provided by HHS to 1,310 health centers in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin.
Washington, DC—This morning, following a special ceremony held for Rep. Mark Takai yesterday in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) led 18 other Members of Congress in a Special Order of speeches on the House floor honoring the late U.S. Congressman Mark Takai. For nearly an hour and a half, Members shared their memories and experiences with Rep. Mark Takai, honoring his more than two decades of service to Hawaiʻi and our nation. Many Members also wore aloha attire and leis to honor Rep.
Honolulu, HI—Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) announced today that she is currently accepting nomination request letters from individuals in Hawai‘i’s Second Congressional District to the U.S. Service Academies for the classes entering in the summer of 2017. Applicants can request a nomination form here. The deadline for completed files is October 31, 2016.