More on O‘ahu Updates
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—Leading up to Veterans Day Week, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) spent the day recognizing the service, sacrifice, and accomplishments of active duty service members and veterans of foreign wars at events on Oʻahu. This morning, she delivered congratulatory remarks to 48 men and women currently serving in the Army, Navy, and Air Force who just earned their degrees in higher education. She then presented the graduates with honorary certificates.
Honolulu, HI—Addressing the Academy of Architecture for Justice Conference today, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) discussed the unprecedented bipartisan momentum behind criminal justice reform. The Congresswoman spoke about wide-ranging support in Congress for measures like the Recidivism Risk Reduction Act (H.R.759), the Sentencing Reform Act (H.R.3713), and the SAFE Justice Reinvestment Act (H.R.2944), and discussed her continued work to push these measures forward before the year’s end.
Honolulu, HI—This afternoon, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) hosted a roundtable of leaders from Hawaii’s Filipino community to update them on the legislation she introduced to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino Veterans of World War II (H.R.2737). The bill recently crossed a critical milestone and, after decades of attempted recognition for Filipino World War II veterans, is closer to passage than ever before.