Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – Speaker Scott K. Saiki issued the following statement today on behalf of the House of Representatives:
"We are continuing to monitor the wildfires that have spread throughout Maui and our hearts remain heavy as the destruction unfolds. Our foremost concern is the safety of all residents, as they continue to evacuate and find shelter. We are fully aware that numerous families are anxiously awaiting information and answers. We express our appreciation for the unwavering dedication of our county, state, and federal partners who are working tirelessly around the clock to provide rescue and support to our Maui community.
The House of Representatives remains committed to collaborating with its partners to ensure that Maui residents receive the assistance needed to recover and rebuild."
Representative Kyle Yamashita (D-12 Upcountry Maui) issued the following statement:
"Our thoughts are with the Lahaina victims and families who have suffered the profound loss of their loved ones, homes, businesses, animals, and livelihoods. With the fires continuing to persist in Upcountry Maui, we remain vigilant in monitoring the situation. Please find reassurance in the fact that aid is on its way, and by working together, we will emerge from this adversity with greater strength and unity."