Like most of the country, Hawaii’s infrastructure needs are great.

Last year, Congress came together to pass a long overdue transportation and infrastructure bill that reauthorized critical funding for our highways, bridges and other infrastructure, transportation safety, and public transit projects in Hawaii and across the country for the next 5 years. We must continue to ensure the federal government prioritizes its' investment in infrastructure, especially at our airports.

I continue to work with key stakeholders as we make progress toward opening a second international port for Hawaii in Kona, which would be key to revitalizing Kona's tourism economy, but would also ensure that our state has an alternative should Honolulu International Airport face an emergency of some sort.