For more than 60 years, the South Korean people and their neighbors have lived many days in a state of war with a constant, real threat of a North Korean attack.
While its own people endure stark poverty, the North Korean regime has increasingly focused on its goal to destroy its real or perceived enemies, through increased military assets and capabilities, and a quickly escalating rhetoric of threats against the United States and our allies.
“I cannot in good conscience stand by while our seniors, children, middle-class families, and military bear the brunt of these arbitrary cuts; we must share in the sacrifice. I will continue to return five percent of my pay until the sequestration cuts are repealed and we find common ground for a smart, balanced solution to reduce our deficit,” said Rep. Gabbard
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HONOLULU (AP) – Hawaii U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says the United States can’t afford any mistakes by not taking threats of nuclear war from North Korea seriously.
Gabbard spoke on the House floor Thursday to say the threats are more than a far-off annoyance for people in Hawaii and Guam.
Gabbard says the United States can’t afford to be complacent given intelligence that shows North Korea may be planning multiple missile launches in the coming days.
Half a century ago, 75 percent of the US Congress was of the Protestant Christian religion. And all legislators were sworn into office on the Bible. Things have changed. History is being made in Washington, with the first Buddhist as a Senator and the first Hindu holding a national office. It's a legislature that abides by the U.S. Constitution’s implied rule of separation of church and state.
It is prayer hour inside the Sri Siva Vishnu Temple. With 17 deities, it is one of the largest temples in the Western Hemisphere.
Fresh from a two-day trip to Afghanistan last week, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawai‘i, said Thursday the U.S. should reassess the latest North Korean nuclear threats and step up efforts to ensure resources to defend against potential missile attacks.
“Over the years, North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile capabilities have only increased,” Gabbard said in a statement. “This is not a threat that will go away.”
Hawai‘i, Gabbard said, has been placed directly in the “crosshairs” of North Korea by Kim Jong-un’s “belligerent threats” against the U.S.
Tulsi Gabbard, a congresswoman representing Hawaii's Second Congressional District, responds to President Obama's proposed budget by expressing concern over missile defense cuts. "It would also cut our missile defense budget, even as Hawai‘i and the rest of the country face direct and heightened threats from North Korea," she says in a statement.
Gabbard is a Democrat, who otherwise praises Obama's budget, except for president's proposed Social Security "cuts."
Rep Tulsi Gabbard, a co-sponsor of a House bill that would make it easier for Filipino World War II veterans to gain benefits released this statement in support of the issue.
As we reported yesterday Sen. Brian Schatz introduced a measure in the Senate that would give the veterans the benefits. A House version was sponosred by Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif.
A few days ago, I returned from my first official overseas trip where I visited Hawai`i troops deployed in Afghanistan, and met with various military and civilian leaders in Kabul and in surrounding areas.
I traveled with Congressman Mike Rogers from Alabama (Chair, Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Nuclear, and Missile Defense), and Congressman Dan Kildee from Michigan (Financial Services Committee).
I commend all of our servicemembers and their families for their continued service and sacrifice, as they serve us at home, and abroad.
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