Taking Action in Response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Crisis

Since the outset of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, I have been working in Congress and here at home in Hawai‘i to update everyone on the status of the pandemic, propose policy that would quickly and directly assist you in weathering this crisis, and holding administrators accountable for their actions to prevent the spread of the virus and address its fallout.

Click on the following to jump to virtual town halls, e-newsletters, and news about what I am doing in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Or, return to my COVID-19 resources webpage.

Virtual Town Halls

My next virtual town hall is tentatively scheduled for November. via telephone town hall.
Scroll down for all my COVID-19 update virtual town halls, or...
Listen to my latest telephone town hall (Sep. 2, listen here)
Watch my most recent Facebook Live virtual town hall (Sep. 23)

Past COVID-19 Update Virtual Town Hall Events





Statements, Letters, Legislation, and Votes

  • Fri., Oct. 2 | Letter | Urges CDC to Publish Data on Impact of COVID-19 in Schools
  • Sat., Sep. 26 | Statement | Removal of Avalan Healthcare Group from Management of Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home
  • Mon., Sep. 21 | Statement | VA Asssesment of COVID-19 Outbreak and Deaths at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home
  • Fri., Sep. 18 | Legislation | H.R.6866, the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act
  • Thu., Sep. 17 | Legislation | H.Res.908, a resolution condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19
  • Thu., Sep. 10 | Letter | Statement on COVID-19 Deaths at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home
  • Thu., Sep. 3 | Letter | Hawai'i Delegation Calls on USPS to Maintain Service, Urges Importance During COVID-19
  • Fri., Aug. 28 | Letter | Joint Letter to USDA Calling for Greater Flexibility and Extension of Child Nutrition Programs to Address Hunger During COVID-19
  • Thu., Aug. 27 | Letter | Joint Letter to CDC Demanding Answers About Latest Changes to Testing Guidelines
  • Wed., Aug. 19 | Statement | Rep. Eshoo Letter, Congressional Oversight of Federal Funds Allocated to Hawai'i for Testing and Tracing Efforts
  • Fri., Aug. 14 | Press Conference | Whistleblower Reveals Hawai'i Department of Health Failure to Deploy Necessary Contact Tracing Force
  • Wed., Aug. 5 | Statement | Calls on Hawai'i Department of Health to Fully Mobilize the State's Contact Tracing Force
  • Wed., Aug. 5 | Legislation | H.R.7197, the Real Economic Support That Acknowledges Unique Restaurant Assistance Needed To Survive (RESTAURANTS) Act
  • Tue., Jul. 28 | Statement | Calls on Hawai‘i Officials to Enforce Restrictions to Prevent Coronavirus Spread
  • Thu., Jul. 9 | Statement | Calls on Hawai'i Governor David Ige to Continue 14-Day Quarantine for Travelers as COVID-19 Infections Surge Across the Country
  • Wed., Jul. 1 | Vote | House Passes S.4116 to extend the Paycheck Protection Program
  • Thu., May 28 | Vote | House Votes to Pass H.R.7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act
  • Tue., May 26 | Letter | HI Delegation Letter to USDA Sec. Purdue regarding the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program and Hawai'i farmers
  • Tue., May 19 | Statement | Slams Trump Administration Move to Deny Benefits to National Guardsmen Fighting Coronavirus
  • Fri., May 15 | Vote | House Votes to Pass H.R.6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act
  • Tue., May 12 | Legislation | Introduces the Nurse Workforce Protection Act
  • Thu., Apr. 30 | Legislation and Letters | H.R.6609, Letters to Administration and Congressional Leaders on behalf of Frontline Healthcare Workers/Providers, First Responders, and Essential Workers as well as to Push for More PPE
  • Thu., Apr. 23 | Vote | House Votes to Pass COVID-19 Emergency Funding Bill # 4, H.R.266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act
  • Tue., Apr. 21 | Legislation and Letters | H.R.6467, Letters to Administration and Congressional Leaders on behalf of the US Postal Service, Local Governments, Farmers, Ranchers, and Small Businesses
  • Wed., Apr. 15 | Legislation | Announcing CARES Act Funds to Hawai'i FEMA, FAA, Department of Education, and IRS Economic Impact Payment App
  • Mon., Apr. 6 | Legislation | Announcing CARES Act Funds to Hawai'i Through DOT, FTA, and HUD Grants
  • Fri., Apr. 3 | Legislation and Letters | H.Res.908, Letters to Administration, Congressional Leaders, and Others on behalf of Homeowners, Farmers, Ranchers, Rural Communities, Military Families, Low-Income Households, People Impacted by the Tourism Industry
  • Fri., Mar. 27 | Legislation | House Passes COVID-19 Emergency Funding Bill # 3, H.R.748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
  • Sat., Mar. 21 | Statement | Calls for 14-Day Self-Quarantine Of Arriving Travelers & Returning Residents
  • Sat., Mar. 14 | Vote | House Votes to Pass COVID-19 Emergency Funding Bill # 2, H.R.6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Sat., Mar. 14 | Legislation | Introduces Resolution Calling for Emergency Universal Basic Payment as Direct Coronavirus Pandemic Relief
  • Thu., Mar. 12 | Statement | Calls on President Trump to Temporarily Suspend Cruise Line Operations
  • Wed., Mar. 4 | Vote | House Votes to Pass COVID-19 Emergency Funding Bill # 1, H.R.6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act

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