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By William Cole
After meeting Iraqi leaders in Erbil and Baghdad this week, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard reiterated a call to provide weapons and equipment directly to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State — something the White House opposes because it does not want to see Iraq fracture even more.
HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii's Congressional delegation wants to reinstate Medicaid eligibility for migrants who are in the U.S. under the Compact of Free Association.
Hawaii could get an influx of $469.7 million for military construction and infrastructure investment as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.
The bill was passed by the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday.
After 9/11, our nation's leaders committed to seeking out and destroying the Islamic extremists who declared war on us, through their attacks, which killed close to 3,000 people on that fateful day. Like so many others, I enlisted in the Army to fight that fight, and shipped off to Basic Combat Training, in Fort Jackson, SC.
By Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Published: June 15, 2014
Imagine if your son or daughter, or your brother or sister, was sick or injured, and needed urgent care, but couldn't see a doctor for three months, six months, or more than a year. This scenario would be unacceptable to all of us.
By Derrick DePledge
May 10, 2014