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September 7, 2021
Today, as the the delta variant of COVID-19 surges throughout our community, we also reflect on the 183rd birthday of our beloved Queen Liliʻuokalani, who led Hawaiʻi's people through the smallpox pandemic when it reached the Hawaiian Islands. Here was the then-Princess's guidance to the Hawaiian people at the time:
Talk Story
August 5, 2021
This month, we marked 200 days of the 117th Congress. In that time, your congressional delegation has worked For The People to advance priorities important to families across Hawaiʻi and Americans nationwide. As we continue to fight back against the COVID-19 pandemic and recharge our economy, Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) and I invite you to join our virtual "talk story," this Thursday at 6:30pm HST on Facebook Live. We hope you will tune in!
July 1, 2021
The American Rescue Plan is helping individuals and families across Hawaiʻi and our country each and every day. This month, Noah Andrade, a 9 year old student from Noelani Elementary School, wrote my office thanking me for the pandemic relief that has helped his family through the COVID-19 pandemic. I personally called Noah to thank him and shared that additional relief is on the way for his family and families across the nation through the extended Child Tax Credit which will begin on July 15, 2021.
June 1, 2021
Aloha! It's been another busy month representing the people of Hawaiʻi's second congressional district. In May, we celebrated Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, culminating in the signing of our anti-Asian hate bill into law! Now, with Central Pacific hurricane season starting today, I want to ensure each of us is well prepared for any emergency.
May 7, 2021
Aloha! This past month marked 100 days since I took office. In that time, I've been hard at work advancing important legislation to address a number of pressing challenges our country faces including COVID-19, voting rights, police misconduct, gun safety, gender discrimination and protecting our dreamers. As I continue to serve as your voice in Congress, I want to ensure you know that my office and I are working for you.
Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home
April 1, 2021
Aloha! My staff and I send our sincere aloha to you. The American Rescue Plan we recently passed into law includes Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 for people in Hawaiʻi who qualify based on their income threshold. In this newsletter, we provide you with information about what it means for you and all the people of Hawaiʻi, and how to check your eligibility and status for an Economic Impact Payment.
With the bible of Senator Daniel Kahikina Akaka in hand, Congressman Kahele took the Oath of Office as a new member in the U.S. House of Representatives
March 25, 2021
Aloha! I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for the opportunity to represent you here at our nation’s capital. It truly is an honor to serve as your Congressman. I can't believe it's been nearly two months since I was sworn in as Hawaiʻi's newest member in Congress.