The United States needs to be on the cutting edge of research on medical marijuana. The anecdotal evidence that suggests the non-psychoactive compound CBD can help people with autism, PTSD, and other severe medical afflictions must be explored and tested. This is one reason why I’ve introduced H.R. 1227, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act, so that our doctors and scientists can treat... View details ⇨
Yesterday I received a briefing from the White House on the situation in North Korea. Our leaders must bear in mind the safety and security of our military and civilian populations in East Asia, the Pacific, and Hawaiʻi amidst increased threats coming from North Korea. Our government cannot be complicit in escalating these tensions and provoking North Korea -- now is the time for clear,... View details ⇨
More than 1,000 Maui residents turned out last night for the last stop on Tulsi's #AlohaTownHallTour to hear from their congresswoman and ask questions about the important issues facing our communities here at home in Hawaii, across the country, and around the world. Watch the first 20 minutes here!
Every Earth Day is an important time for us all to remember our responsibility to care for Mother Earth, for today and generations to come. All across the country, people will be coming together in their communities to join the March for Science for Earth Day. Visit Hawaii’s March for Science website to find an event near you
The issues that hit closest to home for the Molokaiʻi residents included Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s work to reauthorize the Native Hawaiian Education Act, improve access to quality, affordable healthcare, and support “Medicare for All” legislation, and her commitment to protecting the environment and our precious water resources. They also appreciated her bill (H.R.1227) to decriminalize marijuana... View details ⇨
Mahalo to all who traveled from near and far to attend our O'ahu Town Hall meeting tonight - third in a series of seven town halls I'm hosting on each island this month. Many important issues discussed. Next stop: Molokai on Monday. It's so good to be home! #townhall #kailua
Yesterday I joined State Rep Cedric Gates, State Sen Maile Shimabukuro, Waianae community leaders, Navy and Army leaders, and Hawaii Emergency Management as we conducted a recon of Kolekole Pass for use as an emergency access route for the Waianae coast community who are challenged with just one way in-one way out. There will be a County-State-Federal exercise in June where emergency vehicles... View details ⇨
Mahalo to all who came out to my Kona Town Hall last night. Nearly 500 people turned out for a substantive evening covering many important issues, and sharing lots of aloha! Our next stop on my statewide Town Hall Tour is Lanai - hope to see you there at the Lanai Senior Center tomorrow, April 13th at 4:45PM!
Read this article by Margaret Sullivan in Washington Post:
"Groupthink, and a lack of proper skepticism, is something that we’ve seen many times before as the American news media watches an administration step to the brink of war. Most notoriously, perhaps, that was true in the run-up to the Iraq invasion in 2003, the start of a long disaster there.
Being skeptical about evidence presented as a pretext to escalate our regime change war in Syria is a virtue, not a vice. In fact, after our disastrous invasion of Iraq based on "indisputable" evidence of WMD's, that resulted in over 500,000 dead Iraqis and 4,486 dead American troops, every veteran like myself has an absolute responsibility and duty to demand that Congress and the American... View details ⇨
In the lead up to the Iraq War in 2003, both the American people and our Congress were lied to by the Bush administration. As they sought to go to war in Iraq, they brought "evidence" that they said proved Saddam Hussein had WMDs and therefore the US and the UN should go in and topple him. We all know now that this was false. Now this destructive war in Syria, like in Iraq, is aimed at the... View details ⇨
In February, I visited several of our state's prisons, including the Women’s Community Correctional Center in Kailua. Reading this story leaves me deeply angered. This alleged behavior is nothing short of criminal and cannot be excused. I expect a full investigation into staff conduct at WCCC and for those responsible for these atrocities to be brought before the law.