Kahele talks COVID relief, infrastructure

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  • U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele waves a residents while touring Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home with Kaui Chartrand in Hilo on Wednesday. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

  • U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele receives a rapid COVID-19 antigen test before touring Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo on Wednesday. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

  • Administrator Kaui Chartrand talks about resident rooms while U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele tours Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo on Wednesday. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

  • U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele talks with Barbara Dawson-Perry before touring Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo on Wednesday. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele is touting the merits of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan — the third and probably last federal coronavirus relief package — and President Joe Biden’s plan to spend upwards of $3 trillion on America’s infrastructure.