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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.
Kaunakakai, HI—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) hosted an intimate Town Hall this evening on the Island of Molokaʻi, where just over one hundred “Friendly Isle” residents gathered to share their aloha with the congresswoman. Those who attended tonight’s meeting in Kaunakakai demonstrated a deep understanding of global and national issues, which were clearly weighing heavily on their hearts and minds.