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Thursday, May 16, 2024
Feds Designate 2,000,000 Acres of Hawaii as 'Sentinel Landscapes'
By Ed Case @ 2:02 AM :: 1277 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Land Use, Military

... The program creates partnerships between federal agencies, state and local governments, private landowners, land managers and non-profits to preserve sensitive lands and resources near military bases ....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Case: FEMA should build housing on Maui
By Ed Case @ 6:58 PM :: 1177 Views :: Maui County, Development

... Case said relying only on rehousing is extremely difficult given the severe shortage of homes on Maui ....

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Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Case: COFA Renewal on Verge of Approval
By Ed Case @ 12:01 AM :: 2417 Views :: World News, Congressional Delegation

... “Congress must approve the recently renegotiated Compacts of Free Association as soon as possible,” said Case ....

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Monday, July 24, 2023
Case Introduces Measure To Ban Discriminatory Treatment And Pricing Of Shipping Of Goods To U.S. Locations Outside Of Continent
By Ed Case @ 8:01 PM :: 2646 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

... private shipping companies cannot exclude shipments to Hawai’i and other non-contiguous parts of country and cannot charge inflated costs ....

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Red Hill: Case Urges Waiver From Jones Act/Cargo Preference Requirements To Expedite Defueling
By Ed Case @ 5:16 PM :: 2635 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Jones Act, Military

... He says waivers are needed to assure full, dependable and cost-effective availability of the ten oceangoing fuel tankers called for under Defense Department’s proposed defueling plan ....

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Saturday, March 4, 2023
Congressional Delegation Calls on IRS to Exempt Red Hill Assistance
By Ed Case @ 2:23 AM :: 2009 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military, Taxes

“...Just as assistance provided to individuals by the Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Stafford Act is exempted under Section 139 of the Internal Revenue Code, we believe the Red Hill emergency assistance should also be exempted....”

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Monday, February 27, 2023
Ed Case Reintroduces Helicopter Noise Bill
By Ed Case @ 6:19 PM :: 2080 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

... Measure To Impose Strict Safety Requirements And Provide For State And Local Community Disruption Regulation On Commercial Air Tour Operations ....

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Saturday, December 31, 2022
A National Forest for Hawaii?
By Ed Case @ 5:37 PM :: 1808 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... Case Secures Passage Of Hawai‘i National Forest Study Bill ....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Biden Hosts Pacific Islands Summit In Washington
By Ed Case @ 4:32 PM :: 1745 Views :: World News, Congressional Delegation, Military

... Rep Ed Case says Hawai‘i will play an increasingly pivotal role in advancing the aims of the Summit ....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Congress Moving $2.2B for Red Hill
By Ed Case @ 2:48 PM :: 1879 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... to Further Remediate, Defuel and Close Red Hill and Move the Fuel to More Strategic Locations Elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific ....

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Case Asks Biden to Waive Jones Act to Ship US Oil to Hawaii
By Ed Case @ 12:02 AM :: 2993 Views :: Energy, Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

... Case also introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives today to mandate such a waiver. ...

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Saturday, February 12, 2022
Kahele, Case Introduce Legislation To Permanently Shut Down Red Hill
By Ed Case @ 2:18 PM :: 2732 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... Companion legislation is being introduced in the Senate by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz ....

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Friday, February 4, 2022
Boosting Long-Term Engagement In the Pacific (BLUE Pacific) Act Passes U.S. House
By Ed Case @ 2:58 PM :: 4507 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Military

... Provisions included in the COMPETES Act, a major measure to strengthen U.S. economic competitiveness, domestic capacity and supply chains ....

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Congressional Delegation: Navy Must Comply With DOH Emergency Order To Defuel Red Hill Tanks
By Ed Case @ 2:28 AM :: 3905 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... CLUE: Where is the funding? ....

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Thursday, December 16, 2021
Case: NDAA Mandates Repair of Red Hill Pipes
By Ed Case @ 5:26 PM :: 2171 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... the bill would require the piping system to ultimately be submitted to strengthened and more frequent inspection and repair requirements ....

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Friday, September 24, 2021
NDAA Tightens Red Hill Safety Standards
By Ed Case @ 5:02 PM :: 2357 Views :: Honolulu County, Military

... the $768 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to require stricter inspection and safety standards for the military’s fuel tanks and supporting infrastructure at Red Hill on O’ahu....

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Blue Pacific Act Added to Major Foreign Policy Bill
By Ed Case @ 12:00 PM :: 2861 Views :: World News, Congressional Delegation, Military

... House Foreign Affairs Committee Includes Case’s Pacific Islands Caucus’ Initiatives in its Signature Ensuring American Global Leadership and Engagement (EAGLE) Act ....

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Friday, June 11, 2021
Case and Kahele Announce $1.18 Million In Federal Grant Awards To 12 Native Hawaiian Organizations
By Ed Case @ 12:27 AM :: 3701 Views :: DHHL, Congressional Delegation, OHA, Tourism

... The funds target preservation of Native Hawaiian history, heritage and culture programs ....

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Legislation to Restore Access Federal Benefits for COFA Citizens
By Ed Case @ 3:20 AM :: 2810 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

... Bipartisan Compact Impact Fairness Act Would Extend Same Federal Benefits to Citizens of the Freely Associated States Available to Other Legal Permanent Residents ....

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021
US House Resolution Backs National Forest in Hawaii
By Ed Case @ 11:57 PM :: 2736 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Land Use

... The U.S. House has once again passed his National Forest study measure that calls on the United States Forest Service (USFS) to engage communities in the State of Hawai’i in a study to identify suitable parcels to be incorporated into a National Forest ....

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Case Reintroduces Blue Pacific Act for Coordinated US Policy
By Ed Case @ 10:31 PM :: 2816 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military

... BLUE Pacific Act, Establishes a Comprehensive, Long-term U.S. Foreign Policy in the Pacific Islands Amidst Growing International Engagement in the Region ....

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Saturday, April 10, 2021
Case Joins the Bipartisan U.S. House Problem Solvers Caucus
By Ed Case @ 4:05 PM :: 11034 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...Equally divided between Democrats and Republican, the bipartisan group focuses on commonsense solutions to the country's toughest challenges....

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Kahele, Case Bills Propose National Heritage Sites for Hawaii
By Ed Case @ 7:39 PM :: 2911 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Tourism

... South Kona coastline and Kaena Point .... 

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Congressman Case On His Vote on HCR 11 -- COVID Aid
By Ed Case @ 11:09 PM :: 1427 Views :: Congressional Delegation, COVID-19

... He explains his vote in detail ....

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Thursday, January 21, 2021
Case Reintroduces Bill to Regulate Air Tours
By Ed Case @ 8:56 PM :: 3152 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Small Business, Tourism

... He reintroduces his Safe and Quiet Skies Act targeting increasing safety and community disruption concerns from tour helicopters and small aircraft operations ....

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Thursday, January 14, 2021
Ed Case Reintroduces Jones Act Reform Bills
By Ed Case @ 9:49 PM :: 3848 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

... His proposals would amend the century-old Jones Act to combat monopolies in domestic shipping ....

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
US House Impeaches Trump
By Ed Case @ 10:45 PM :: 3165 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

"President’s incitement of January 6th’s violent assault on the U.S. Capitol violated his oath to defend the Constitution and cannot go unanswered" -- Rep Ed Case

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Sunday, December 27, 2020
Trump signs stimulus bill
By Ed Case @ 10:12 PM :: 3949 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... Magic Money from the Sky: Hawaii Getting $1.7B from New COVID 'Stimulus' ....

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Sunday, December 6, 2020
HR7045: US House Passes Bill Creating Hawaii's First National Forest
By Ed Case @ 4:51 PM :: 3055 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation

... Case’s bill now moves to the U.S. Senate for consideration .... 

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
Blue Pacific Act to Set Framework for US Foreign Policy in Region
By Ed Case @ 5:53 PM :: 6414 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military

...The first-ever Congressional Pacific Islands Caucus was founded last year to promote a greater understanding of this dynamic region in Congress and greater U.S. engagement with the countries and peoples of the region....

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Monday, June 8, 2020
Rep Case Bill Would Allow States to Impose Air-Travel COVID Testing
By Ed Case @ 7:00 PM :: 2850 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...to allow Hawai’i to impose a pre-board test requirement on passengers destined for Hawai’i to protect visitors and residents from COVID-19....

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Rep Case to FAA: Allow Hawaii to Require COVID Testing to Board Airplane
By Ed Case @ 9:30 PM :: 3242 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...He Says Hawai’i Shouldn't Have To Rely On Ineffective Post-Arrival Quarantine....

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Thursday, April 2, 2020
First Federal COVID Grants Aid Hawaii Homeless, Mass Transit
By Ed Case @ 3:24 PM :: 2911 Views :: Homelessness, COVID-19

...First Federal Emergency Grant Awards to Hawai'i to Address COVID-19 Impacts....

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Saturday, March 28, 2020
COVID Relief Bill Directs Minimum $1.25B to Hawaii
By Ed Case @ 4:32 AM :: 3056 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...Measure includes critical funds for Hawai‘i workers, families, businesses and health care providers....

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Crushed by COVID? Small Businesses Aid Application Period Extended
By Ed Case @ 1:29 AM :: 3977 Views :: Small Business

...the deadline is 4pm Wednesday March 18, 2020.  The forms are linked in this post....

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Thursday, January 16, 2020
Ed Case: Why Was VFR Helicopter Pilot Flying in Fog?
By Ed Case @ 5:56 PM :: 3633 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Tourism

...“A pilot flying his eighth 50-minute tour in one day. Without instrument certification and flying in a rough and variable terrain, rapidly changing weather environment, on visual flight rules only (solely what he could see).  According to a close-by witness and other observations, probably in ‘20 ft visibility in rain and fog.’ No flight tracking equipment aboard....

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Sunday, December 29, 2019
Rep Case Calls on FAA to Tighten Regulations After Deadly Helicopter Crash
By Ed Case @ 1:30 PM :: 3595 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

...Hawaii has seen 18 civilian helicopter crashes in the last five years....

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Friday, December 20, 2019
Ed Case Introduces Three Jones Act Reform Bills
By Ed Case @ 4:26 PM :: 5363 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act, Cost of Living

...“My three bills aim directly at one of the key drivers of our astronomically high cost of living in Hawai‘i and other locations in our country that are not part of the continental U.S,” said Case....

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Monday, December 16, 2019
Ed Case Finally Gets Around to Announcing he will Vote for Impeachment
By Ed Case @ 6:20 PM :: 3612 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...Ed Case had to make it look good for the Republican voters he depends on to win an open 'Democratic' primary....

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Impeachment? Ed Case 'Not There Yet'
By Ed Case @ 11:56 PM :: 2340 Views

...I’m not there yet because I haven’t reviewed all of the actual articles, the Judiciary Committee’s report and the full House debate. When I have done so, I will discharge my constitutional duty....

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Hawaii, Guam, NMI Reps: COFA Costs Should be Part of Renegotiation
By Ed Case @ 11:19 PM :: 3184 Views :: Congressional Delegation

"Without corresponding increases of guaranteed federal assistance to fully reimburse our jurisdictions being included as part and parcel of the Congressional Compact extension approval process, we will find it difficult to support Compact renewal.”

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Build a Wall? Mokapu Wall Money Moves to Border
By Ed Case @ 6:41 PM :: 5152 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Military

...Action specifically affects $32 million in already-appropriated priority projects for Hawai’i....

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Saturday, July 27, 2019
Pacific Islands Caucus Formed to Counter Chinese Influence
By Ed Case @ 7:00 PM :: 5499 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Military

...The bipartisan group will focus on issues critical to the Indo-Pacific region Alliances and relationships, defense, trade and environmental challenges top the agenda....

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Thursday, December 27, 2018
Ed Case Congressional Staff Includes Ethically Challenged Rail-Monger Nestor Garcia
By Ed Case @ 3:10 AM :: 7645 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...Chief of Staff Tim Nelson ... District Director Jacqueline (Jackie) Conant ... Communications Director Nestor Garcia.... 

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Friday, May 25, 2018
Case, Djou: Will Hawaii Delegation Support 'Honest Ads Act'?
By Ed Case @ 3:10 PM :: 3575 Views :: Ethics

...require large online platforms to identify and publicly disclose the purchasers of political advertising, the same as now required for political TV and radio ads....

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Monday, April 23, 2018
Ed Case 'Looking for a Candidate'
By Ed Case @ 1:22 AM :: 4235 Views :: Politicians

"...I don’t want to vote for None of the Above...."

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Thursday, January 7, 2016
Study: E-Cig Vapers and Public Health Community Should be United Against Big Tobacco
By Ed Case @ 3:59 AM :: 4495 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

A recently published study proposes a pact between the public health community and the vaping community to combat a shared enemy, Big Tobacco....

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Friday, July 12, 2013
Ed Case: 'I won't be a candidate'
By Ed Case @ 5:29 PM :: 5776 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians
I won't be a candidate for public office as long as I'm with Outrigger. Since I hope that's a long time, this likely ends any further political career....
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Sunday, December 23, 2012
Case Applies for Senate Vacancy
By Ed Case @ 9:44 PM :: 5598 Views :: Politicians

"Our Hawai'i has never faced such a precarious position on Capitol Hill"

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Sunday, December 23, 2012
Ed Case: Disagreeing With Inouye 'Cost me dearly'
By Ed Case @ 9:34 PM :: 6738 Views :: Politicians

Of course, we disagreed later over how to ensure Hawaii's representation in the Senate in a post-Inouye world, and that cost me dearly....

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