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  • Writer's pictureHawai'i House Democrats

House Select Committee on COVID-19 to Hear Key Subcommittee Reports Sept. 14

WHO: The House Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness

WHAT: Informational Briefing on the economic impact of COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi

WHEN: Monday, September 14 10 a.m.


O‘ahu ‘Olelo channel 49

Hawai‘i Island (Nā Leo TV)

Maui, Moloka‘i, Lana‘i (Akakū)

Kauai‘i (Hō‘ike Community Television) 

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: A media availability will be held 5 minutes following the conclusion of the informational briefing via ZOOM. Reporters must submit your name, organization, email address and phone number to to be sent the link to join. Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – The House Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness Sept. 14 briefing will focus on reports from the following subcommittees:

  • Hawaiʻi’s Economy, Carl Bonham

  • Communications and Economic Recovery Subcommittee, Ray Vara

  • CARES Funds Subcommittee, Lauren Nahme, Jill Tokuda

  • Housing and Homelessness Subcommittee, James Koshiba Carl Bonham, Executive Director of the University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization (UHERO) James Koshiba, co-founder of Hui Aloha  Lauren Nahme, President of Strategy and Transformation at Kamehameha Schools Jill Tokuda, former State Senator and Chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee Ray Vara, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hawai‘i Pacific Health

To comply with restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the briefing will be held remotely via public television and streaming online. No public testimony will be accepted.

The briefing will be televised live on ‘Olelo channel 49 and will be sent out live for pick up by neighbor island public access channels. The briefing can also be watched live online at or on the House webcast page

For more information about the committee and to see related documents go to  


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