Media Advisory for May 17—Reps.
Saturday on Oʻahu, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) announced the winners of her 2018 Kaha Ki‘i Congressional Art Competition at a ceremony at the Hawai‘i State Capitol:
Washington, DC—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), joined by Reps. Ro Khanna (CA-17) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), have introduced legislation to hold drug companies accountable for profiting from America’s opioid epidemic.
Washington, DC—Today, Hawai‘i’s Congressional Delegation urged President Donald Trump to act swiftly on Governor David Ige’s request for a presidential disaster declaration for areas on Hawai‘i Island impacted by the ongoing Kilauea Volcano eruptions.
"The opioid epidemic has ravaged every corner of our nation—leaving no community unscathed.
"The nuclear threat posed to us by North Korea is real, and the need to denuclearize North Korea is urgent. Historic progress has already been made.
"Big Pharma has continued to buy its way into Congress—purchasing influence and crafting legislation that insulates them from accountability in one of the worst public health emergencies of our generation: the opioid epidemic.
"Congratulations to Logan Tsukiyama from Maui Waena Intermediate in #Kahului for being selected to participate in the 2018 @StudentReportingLabs journalism fellowship!
"As the opioid epidemic continues to ravage our communities in Hawai‘i and across the country, we must explore every available option to prevent, treat, and ultimately end America’s reliance on these highly addictive drugs.
"#Kauai County is the first county in #Hawaii to take legal action against the makers, marketers, and distributors of opioid pain medications.
In The News
Legislation introduced by U.S. Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and Mike Bost (R-Ill.) to help remedy “the growing problem” of Veterans Affairs medical centers operating for extended periods without a permanent director passed unanimously in the House on Friday, Gabbard’s office said.
By: James Carden
I served my country for 29 years in the U.S. Army/ Army Reserves and retired as a colonel. I also served 16 years in the U.S. diplomatic corps in U.S. Embassies in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan and Mongolia. I resigned from the U.S.
Stop arming terrorists.
That sounds like something you couldn’t really argue against. Who would argue for arming terrorists?
By: U.S. Congressman Tom Garrett (VA-05)
We, members of the Syrian American community, wholeheartedly support Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s courageous fact-finding trip to Syria in January. With this trip Rep.
The lives of millions of Syrians have been destroyed by a horrific war that has killed hundreds of thousands and forced millions to flee their homeland. I went there last week to see and hear directly from the Syrian people.
Tulsi Gabbard has had a banner year.
Originally published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser: https://www.staradvertiser.com/2016/12/30/hawaii-news/new-federal-law-to-protect-keiki-in-service-ohana/
Originally published in the LA Times: https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-child-abuse-military-20161229-htmlstory.html
Child abuse in the military: Failing those most in need
In September 2011, Army Sgt. 1st Class Crispen Hanson’s commander at Ft. Bliss ordered him into a military treatment program for child abusers.