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.

Telephone Town Halls (TTH) and E-Newsletters

My next TTH is scheduled for Wed., June 3 at 4:00 p.m. HT.
Telephone Town Hall Events

Statements, Letters, Legislation, and Votes

  • Tue., May 26 | Letter | HI Delegation Letter to USDA Sec. Purdue regarding the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program and Hawai'i farmers
  • 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
  • Wed., Feb. 26 | Statement | Calls for Suspension of Flights from Japan & South Korea to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

Updated Resources Webpage on My Website

You can get more information — including state and local government measures enacted in response to the pandemic as well as resources for individuals, families, businesses, students, etc. by visiting my COVID-19 webpage which provides an overview of Federal Department and Agency, U.S. House Committee, and Hawai'i information and resources.

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