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September 11, 2021
HILO, HI – Congressman Kaialiʻi Kahele (HI-02) released the following statement in remembrance of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001:
September 2, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Kaialiʻi Kahele (HI-02), a member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), successfully amended the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (FY22 NDAA) during the Committee’s consideration of the bill. The NDAA includes a number of policies championed by Congressman Kahele, and was approved by a bipartisan vote of 57-2. The bill will now move to floor consideration by the full U.S. House of Representatives.
August 30, 2021
HILO, HI – Today, Representatives Kaialiʻi Kahele (HI-02) and Trent Kelly (MS-01) announced the introduction of H.R.5095, the ʻ1095 Rule’ Amendment Act, bipartisan legislation to strengthen the National Guard and Reserve by increasing the maximum number of days reservists can serve on active duty. 
August 26, 2021
 U.S. Congressman Kaialiʻi Kahele (HI-02) issued the following statement today following the attack on Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan:
August 15, 2021
Hilo, HI – Today, Congressman Kaialiʻi Kahele (HI-02) released the following statement on the situation in Afghanistan:
August 13, 2021
Funding Will Increase Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccination, Testing, and Treatment among Native Hawaiian Populations
August 13, 2021
As chair, Congresswoman Leger Fernández oversees the sole Subcommittee with exclusive jurisdiction over American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian issues in the House of Representatives.
Kahele DC
July 29, 2021
Kahele, U.S. House also Passed Annual Federal Funding and Program Requests to Benefit Hawaiʻi’s Second Congressional District and Communities Nationwide
Open Skies
July 28, 2021
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Kaialiʻi Kahele (HI-02) voted in support of the Fair and Open Skies Act which passed through the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Markup.
July 13, 2021
Kahele Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure Long-Term Tenancy to Beneficiaries of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act and their Successors