Government

  • 04.11.18

    Letter to the President: In Syria, We Should Work for Peace, Not War

    U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard urged President Donald Trump today to refrain from taking military action against Syria, saying it would escalate the conflict, resulting in more refugees and fewer resources to invest in rebuilding American communities....

    U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard urged President Donald Trump today to refrain from taking military action against Syria, saying it would escalate the conflict, resulting in more refugees and fewer resources to invest in rebuilding American communities.

    Tags: Syria, Government
  • 03.22.18

    The Gun Control Debate: What Debate?

    Too often, when you raise the issue of guns in this country, it sparks highly divisive rhetoric with both sides drawing lines in the sand and pointing their arrows at each other. Caught in the middle, we see the faces and hear the voices of children who've witnessed the slaughter of their friends and teachers and w...

    Too often, when you raise the issue of guns in this country, it sparks highly divisive rhetoric with both sides drawing lines in the sand and pointing their arrows at each other. Caught in the middle, we see the faces and hear the voices of children who’ve witnessed the slaughter of their friends and teachers and who are crying out for action. The question is, will we hear them? Will we care enough to do something about it?

  • 03.06.18

    Student Activism: A Force for Change

    This month, a school full of children suffered an enormous tragedy. Again. Seventeen young people were gunned down inside a Florida high school but instead of devolving into the same cycle of meaningless debate, we're seeing a new moment of student leadership. In a time of crushing grief and anger and fear, these ...

    This month, a school full of children suffered an enormous tragedy. Again.

    Seventeen young people were gunned down inside a Florida high school but instead of devolving into the same cycle of meaningless debate, we’re seeing a new moment of student leadership. In a time of crushing grief and anger and fear, these students have chosen to rise up and fill the vacuum of leadership that many of our leaders have created. And they’ve been joined in their activism by their peers all across the country.

  • 02.19.18

    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s OFF Act for Pathway to 100% Clean Energy Economy Gains National Momentum

    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's (HI-02) Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (OFF Act), H.R. 3671, continues to gain momentum, adding 28 Congressional cosponsors and over 400 endorsements from clean energy, climate change, and environmental organizations since introduction. Building on progress made in Hawai'i and other s...

    Washington, DC—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s (HI-02) Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (OFF Act), H.R. 3671, continues to gain momentum, adding 28 Congressional cosponsors and over 400 endorsements from clean energy, climate change, and environmental organizations since introduction. Building on progress made in Hawai‘i and other states, this legislation will put the United States on a pathway to replace fossil fuels with 100 percent clean energy generation and use by 2035.

     

  • 02.13.18

    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Supports Bill to Fund Veteran Treatment Courts in Hawaii, Nationwide

    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02), co-chair of the Congressional Post 9/11 Veterans Caucus, announced support today for bipartisan legislation to authorize federal funding for veteran treatment courts in Hawai'i and across the United States. The Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act (H.R. 4345) would provide federal gr...

    Washington, DC—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02), co-chair of the Congressional Post 9/11 Veterans Caucus, announced support today for bipartisan legislation to authorize federal funding for veteran treatment courts in Hawai‘i and across the United States. The Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act (H.R. 4345) would provide federal grants to state, local, and tribal governments to establish new veteran treatment courts and maintain current programs, like the Big Island Veterans Treatment Court. More than 15,000 veterans nationwide have received support through veteran treatment courts.

  • 02.08.18

    Our Federal Budget Priorities

    Last week, the Federal Government shut down. While it is back up and running again, the "continuing resolution" did not solve the problem. The underlying issue is not just the tradeoff between a path to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants and funding a border wall. It is also, more basically, coming up ...

    Last week, the Federal Government shut down. While it is back up and running again, the "continuing resolution" did not solve the problem. 

    The underlying issue is not just the tradeoff between a path to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants and funding a border wall. It is also, more basically, coming up with a federal budget that reflects our national priorities. 

    In the Budget Control Act of 2011, Democrats and Republicans agreed to match changes in defense spending with changes in domestic spending. Currently, Republicans in Congress are demanding that the Federal Government spend as much as $180 billion more in defense spending.

    This joint video by the Sanders Institute and Inequality Media outlines this complicated issue.

  • 01.24.18

    Patriotic Millionaires: Reframe the Debate

    It is important to recognize changes in the seasons. Our country is undergoing a significant metamorphosis, which is likely to last several years, but we have an opportunity to help ensure that what emerges from this turmoil is more beautiful than what preceded. While there are plenty of problems we can dwell on, a...

    It is important to recognize changes in the seasons. Our country is undergoing a significant metamorphosis, which is likely to last several years, but we have an opportunity to help ensure that what emerges from this turmoil is more beautiful than what preceded. While there are plenty of problems we can dwell on, at the same time there are a number of very positive changes occurring that I believe are laying the groundwork for a better future. It is now our collective job to work toward making that happen.

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