Rep. Tulsi Gabbard to Host Facebook Live Town Hall on Crisis at Hilo Veteran Home, Averting Federal Government Shutdown

September 22, 2020
Press Release
Washington, DCTomorrow at 3:00 p.m. HST, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) will be hosting a Facebook Live virtual town hall event from Washington, D.C. She will discuss what still needs to be done to improve Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 testing and tracing operations and the outbreak at Hilo’s Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home that has claimed the lives of 24 veterans. She will also talk about the latest news from Congress on emergency assistance and this week’s vote to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month.
 
This will be the twenty-second coronavirus-related virtual town hall event that Rep. Gabbard has hosted since the first COVID-19 cases appeared in Hawai‘i.
 
Facebook Live Town Hall | COVID-19 Update # 22
Wednesday, September 23 at 3:00 p.m. Hawai‘i Time
You can watch the event on Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s Facebook Page
(a Facebook account is NOT required to watch the event)
 
Background: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and her team have been working since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and public health crisis to bring more resources home to Hawaiʻi, while also keeping Hawaiʻi residents informed through a resource hub on her website, https://gabbard.house.gov/COVID-19.
 
In addition to outlining federal, state, and local COVID-19 resources, the website provides a synopsis of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s work to address COVID-19 and related issues including protecting and providing for Americans during this public health crisis, securing emergency assistance, highlighting her votes and statements regarding legislation and Congressional action, as well as demands for protective measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
 
Rep. Gabbard has also sent regular e-newsletter updates and hosted virtual town hall events almost every week which include public officials and community leaders to provide updates and directly answer constituent questions.
 
About Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is serving her fourth term in the United States House representing Hawai‘i’s Second District, and serves on the House Armed Services and Financial Services Committees. She previously served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Homeland Security Committee. She was elected to the Honolulu City Council in 2010, and prior to that at age 21, was elected to the Hawaiʻi State Legislature in 2002, becoming the youngest person ever elected in the state. Tulsi Gabbard served in the Hawaiʻi Army National Guard for over 17 years, is a veteran of two Middle East deployments, and continues to serve as a Major in the Army Reserve. Learn more about Rep. Tulsi Gabbard…
 
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