"As Muslims around the world begin their observance of Ramadan with fasting, reflection and prayer, I wish our Muslim communities in Hawai’i and across the country a blessed Ramadan.
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.
In The News
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