Big Island Delegation Responds to Emergency Proclamation on Dengue Fever

Honolulu, Hawaii — In response to the emergency proclamation issued by Governor David Ige today, the House of Representatives’ Big Island delegation issued the following joint statement:

“From the very beginning, we have consistently said that we needed to get out in front of this outbreak and bring all the resources we have to bear to respond to this public health crisis.  The Governor’s declaration today will allow us to seek the additional funding we need now.  The long-term health of our tourism dependent economy notwithstanding, the well being of our residents are of the upmost importance and this declaration not only recognizes the seriousness of this threat but will better position us to tackle any potential future threat posed by the Zika virus.”

Rep. Cindy Evans, Rep. Nicole Lowen, Rep. Richard Creagan, Rep. Mark Nakashima, Rep. Clift Tsuji, Rep. Richard Onishi, Rep. Joy San Buenaventura

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