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Originally published by Hawaii News Now: https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/34068451/wwii-filipino-vets-to-be-recognized-with-congressional-gold-medal-under-new-law
President Obama signs law to recognize WWII Filipino vets
The president has signed into law a measure that will award Filipino veterans of World War II the Congressional Gold Medal.
The measure was sponsored by U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii).
Honolulu, HI—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) announced today that Hawaiʻi will receive $3.1 million to fight invasive species like the coconut rhinoceros beetle, coffee berry borer, Rapid Ohia Death, and fruit flies. The funding, allocated from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) in accordance with Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill, is part of 513 projects supported nationwide that aim to prevent the introduction or spread of plant pests and diseases that threaten U.S.
Something happening some 3,000 miles away on the mainland usually wouldn’t attract too much attention from our state’s legislative leaders.
But the Dakota Access Pipeline project is drawing looks from the Aloha State, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard took a strong stand against it on Thursday.
She is right.
WASHINGTON, D.C.- The House of Representatives unanimously passed the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act (S.1555), sponsored by Senator Mazie K. Hirono and Representative Tulsi Gabbard. The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the bill in July, which recognizes Filipino soldiers who fought under U.S. command during World War II.
Honolulu, HI—At the Interisland Terminal of the Honolulu International Airport this morning, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) joined the Nisei Veterans Legacy Center and Department of Transportation officials at the unveiling and blessing ceremony of a new permanent exhibit celebrating Hawaii's Nisei veterans.