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Ed Case Appointed to Appropriations Committee
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 1194 Views :: Congressional Delegation


Only the 2nd Hawaii Congressman to sit on the coveted Appropriations Committee. Case also lands key leadership role as regional Whip

News Release from Office of Rep Ed Case, January 11, 2019

(Honolulu, HI) – Less than a week after he officially assumed his seat in Congress, Ed Case has landed one of the most coveted posts in the House – a seat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee.  His appointment is only the second time that a Representative from Hawaii has landed this key assignment. The Committee makes major decisions on money spent by the federal government.

 “I am pleased that my colleagues in the House entrusted me with this critical responsibility,” said Case.  “Together with Senator Brian Schatz, who sits on the Senate Appropriations, we are in incredibly important positions to help Hawaii with activities, programs, personnel and equipment that rely heavily on federal assistance.”

Case is only the second member of Congress from Hawaii to be appointed to the House Appropriations Committee.  The last time a Hawaii member of Congressman sat on this key committee was U.S. Representative Daniel K. Akaka, who served in this post from 1981 to 1990.

“When I campaigned last year for my return to Congress, I vowed that, if elected, I would hit the ground running,” said Case. “Now that I will be sitting on the Appropriations Committee, I will have the opportunity to deliver as promised.”

Case was also elected today by his peers as co-whip of Region 2, which consists of majority Members representing Northern California, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Marianas.  His responsibilities in this leadership position include coordinating and communicating positions on critical issues among the Members of his region.

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Mayor Caldwell congratulates Rep. Case on being selected to House Appropriations Committee 

News Release from City and County of Honolulu, January 10, 2019

Honolulu – Mayor Kirk Caldwell issued the following statement after it was announced that Hawai‘i Representative Ed Case has been named to the U.S. House Appropriations Committee:

“I want to congratulate Congressman Ed Case for his new assignment to the powerful Appropriations Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. His help with the Federal Transit Administration to secure the $744 million that has yet to be transferred under the $1.55 billion Full Funding Grant Agreement for the rail project will be critical, and I am confident that Representative Case will be a positive force in this area. By teaming up with Senator Brian Schatz, who serves on the Appropriations Committee in the U.S. Senate, this transformative project for the people of O‘ahu will be strongly supported at the federal level.”

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Veteran House Dems poised to get seats on exclusive committees

Politico Jan 9, 2019: ….Newly-elected Democratic Reps. Ed Case of Hawaii and Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona are being considered for spots on House Appropriations, and Steven Horsford of Nevada is being considered for Ways and Means. All three are on the final slates for the committees but their assignments will not be finalized until the entire caucus votes in the coming days….



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