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WASHINGTON – The Hawaii Congressional delegation announced today legislation to address the issue of physician shortages in rural communities and on neighbor islands. Senator Brian Schatz and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard introduced Senate and House versions of the Rural Preventive Health Care Training Act (S. 726), and Senator Mazie Hirono and Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa are original co-sponsors of the legislation. This legislation would fund preventative health care training for students capable of treating the 110,000 Hawaii residents who live in these areas.
Honolulu, HI—Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today brought together community stakeholders at a comprehensive immigration reform forum to discuss Hawai‘i’s unique needs. Local representatives from the Hawai‘i Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i and Gabriela Andrade, a young woman with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, contributed to the discussion. Faith Action for Community Equity, who provided outreach and assistance to qualify DACA youth, were also in attendance.