74 Businesses Showcased in 2018 Hawaiʻi on the HillJune 14, 2018, 10:39 AM HST · Updated June 16, 6:04 PM 0 Comments
The Hawai‘i Congressional delegation, local government officials, small business owners, and educators participated in the 5th Annual Hawai‘i on the Hill events on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
At the Hawai‘i on the Hill Policy Summit, US Rep. Tulsi Gabbard provided updates that affect Hawai‘i, including the importance of continuing diplomatic negotiations with North Korea, passing critical legislation that strengthens and upgrades water infrastructure, and upcoming immigration legislation for DREAMers.
The congresswoman also honored Senator Daniel Akaka, and spoke about the importance of continuing his legacy by seeking out opportunities to work across party lines, build relationships, and share aloha.
The summit was followed by a Taste of Hawaiʻi event, featuring 74 local businesses, ranging from food and beverage companies to energy, tourism, and agriculture industries.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard said:
“Just as they are in Hawai‘i, relationships are so critical to getting things done in Washington. Each year our leaders from across the Aloha State come to DC, they leave an even greater impact on our nation’s capital, helping to highlight Hawai‘i’s unique needs and opportunities, and secure resources for our economy and future. Mahalo to the more than seventy local businesses, community leaders, and state officials that brought the aloha spirit to our nation’s capital this week.”