Thursday, May 04, 2017

Scoot, Scoot

8 May update: Chaffetz was set to give the keynote address at the Hawaii GOP Lincoln Day Dinner tonight. Because of his foot surgery, he was unable to attend and the event has been postponed to 7 July. Hawaii Republicans Postpone Lincoln Day Dinner.

News Release from Hawaii Republican Party, May 1, 2017

Last week, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) was advised by his doctors to undergo surgery on his ankle, which he had injured years earlier. The Congressman entered the hospital last Thursday and is expected to be released, with limited mobility, this week. He has informed us that he is unable to travel to Hawaii to be our Keynote Speaker at the 2017 Lincoln Dinner.

Due to these circumstances and with the cooperation of the Hawaii Convention Center and our donors, we are working to establish a new date for the event. As soon as the new date and time are confirmed we will advise the membership immediately.

Jack James
Hawaii Republican Party
Executive Director

The Hill April 27: "Chaffetz resting after 'successful' foot surgery"

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Aloha Hawaii Republicans,

We are pleased to announce that Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah will be the keynote speaker for our 2017 Lincoln Dinner, which will be held on Monday, May 8, 2017 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. The proceeds from this event will help us recruit, train, and support candidates for the upcoming 2018 election cycle as well as pay our operating expenses.

Representative Chaffetz became the Chairman of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee in January 2015. He is currently serving his fourth term in the US House of Representatives. In the 114th Congress, he also serves on the House Judiciary Committee.

The values Congressman Chaffetz embraces are reflected in the issues he has prioritized during the course of his service. He ran for office on the promise of returning to the core conservative principles of accountability, strong national defense, limited government and fiscal discipline.

Accountability has been a hallmark of his work. Prior to being named Chairman of the Oversight Committee, he played a prominent role in numerous substantive investigations, including the Benghazi terrorist attack, the Fast & Furious gun running operation, the IRS targeting scandal and the Secret Service investigation. He is deeply engaged in exposing waste, fraud and abuse within the federal government.

Foreign policy and national security are a key focus of his work on both the Oversight and previously on the Homeland Security Committee. He has made numerous trips overseas to investigate issues ranging from embassy overspending to foreign aid waste. His trip to Libya in the weeks following the September 11, 2012 attack became the impetus for a broader investigation and the appointment of a Select Committee.

To learn more about Rep. Chaffetz, please click on this link.

To reserve and buy your table or tickets on Eventbrite, please click here.

To get a full size printable flyer, go to this web page.

Please contact Jack James, our Executive Director, at 808-593-8180 for additional details.

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Fritz Rohlfing

State Chair

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