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WASHINGTON, DC– Today, Hawai‘i’s Congressional Delegation urged President Donald Trump to act swiftly on Governor David Ige’s request for a presidential disaster declaration for areas across the state impacted by Hurricane Lane. The declaration will help ensure that the affected communities can access important federal funding and resources to recover.
Honolulu, HI- Today on Oʻahu, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) joined officials from the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency, and Hawai‘i’s counties for an update on federal assistance in response to major flooding on Kaua‘i and O‘ahu in April, the ongoing volcanic eruption in Puna on Hawai‘i Island, and damage from flooding and wildfires on multiple islands related to Hurricane Lane.
Honolulu, HI—Senators Mazie K. Hirono and Brian Schatz, and Representatives Colleen Hanabusa and Tulsi Gabbard filed bicameral Congressional resolutions honoring the Honolulu Little League team, who won the 2018 Little League World Series.
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