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Representative Tulsi Gabbard

Armed Services; Foreign Affairs

“Developing renewable domestic sources of energy and moving away from foreign oil strengthens our national security, improves the sustainability of the islands, and reduces the pollution to our environment. We must utilize our natural resources to build a foundation of clean, renewable energy and provide a sustainable, healthy future for our keiki.”


Leadership: Congresswoman Gabbard has a record for championing the environment ever since founding the “Healthy Hawaii Coalition” at age 19 to improve human and environmental health throughout the state. Since then, she has worked hard to ensure that Hawaii is a center for the green energy economy, working to provide tax and other incentives to green energy startups to boost the economy while utilizing the islands’ natural resources to garner clean renewable energy. Representative Gabbard also cosponsored the SECURE Water Amendments Act of 2014 and the SMART Grid Study Act of 2013, continuing her focus on developing renewable domestic sources of energy in order to move away from foreign oil.

Representative Gabbard sponsored:

  • H.R. 5592 (To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to include certain areas within the frontier and remote area levels designations, 2014)

Representative Gabbard cosponsored:

  • H.R. 393 (To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require labeling of genetically engineered fish)
  • H.R. 1814 (To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.)
  • H.R. 4298 (SECURE Water Amendments Act, 2014)
  • H.R. 71 (Coral Reef Conservation Act Reauthorization and Enhancement Amendments of 2013)
  • H.R. 2962 (SMART Grid Study Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 2689 (Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 2502 (Renewable Energy Parity Act of 2013)