Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz heads to the nation's capital

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Lieutenant Governor Brian Schatz heads to Washington D. C. Saturday morning to pursue federal opportunities. Schatz is going to the nation's capital on behalf of Governor Abercrombie and Hawaii's Congressional Delegation to pursue Hawaii's administration's priorities.

Schatz plans on meet with several federal agencies to pursue funding for Hawaii. He's hoping for an unspecified amount of assistance for homeless prevention, Medicaid reimbursement, and reimbursement for law enforcement expense related to the upcoming APEC conference.

Schatz also wants to check in with FEMA to see if Hawaii will get federal monies to assist with tsunami recovery. He'll work closely with several individuals from the Obama administration, plus he'll take part in Lieutenant Governor's meetings on policy and state-relations.

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