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Schatz meets with Obama on economy

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Brian Schatz met with President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats July 31 to discuss the president’s economic vision of creating middle-class jobs, passing immigration reform in the House, and fixing the voting rights act, among other issues. “Today’s meeting with President Obama focused on strengthening our middle-class by providing economic opportunity for […]

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Inouye among those to receive Presidential Medal of Honor

MEDIA RELEASE President Barack Obama has named 16 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, including the late Sen. Daniel Inouye. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or […]

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Governor’s statement regarding Obama’s remarks on early education, economy

MEDIA RELEASE In a speech Wednesday at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., President Barack Obama stated that an education preparing the nation’s children and workers for global competition is a cornerstone of a strong middle class. The president also reaffirmed his commitment to make high-quality preschool available to every four-year-old in America and to spur […]

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The flag at the Hilo post office at half-staff Friday (Dec 14).

Flags at half-staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day (May 15)

MEDIA RELEASE In recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered that all State of Hawaii flags be flown at half-staff alongside the flags of the United States at state offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard from sunrise to sunset Wednesday, May 15, 2013. “The people of Hawaii […]

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Gabbard statement on Obama’s budget

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard issued the following statement Wednesday on President Barack Obama’s budget proposal: “The budget proposal unveiled by President Barack Obama today is a measured approach to reducing our deficit without jeopardizing our fragile economy. It replaces the sequester and includes a plan to create jobs and enhance the nation’s infrastructure. “This […]

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Impact of March 1 cuts on Hawaii’s middle class families, jobs, economic security

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Schatz praises Obama’s commitment to clean energy

MEDIA RELEASE In response to the State of the Union address, Sen. Brian Schatz praised President Barack Obama’s clear plan to strengthen the middle-class and his commitment to a clean energy economy. Schatz said: “President Obama laid out a clear plan to help middle-class families grow and prosper once again. While we’ve made progress to […]

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President Obama signs orders for gun control

Remarks by the President and the Vice President on gun violence. Video from the White House.

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Hirono votes to extend middle class tax relief

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono released the following statement after the House on Tuesday extended tax cuts for America’s middle class through the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, H.R. 8, by a vote of 257 yeas to 167 nays: “While not perfect, today’s bipartisan compromise is an important step toward ensuring that our […]

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Coast Guard crews to enforce Kailua Bay security zone

MEDIA RELEASE Coast Guard law enforcement officers will enforce a temporary security zone on and around Oahu beginning as early as Dec. 21, 2012. The temporary security zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the President of the United States and his official party. The security zone will be in effect from 6 a.m. […]

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President Obama issues a statement on the Connecticut school shooting

President Barack Obama issued a statement from the White House on the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut Friday (Dec 14). Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Newton victims.

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Obama urges Congress to pass Carcieri fix ‘right away’

MEDIA RELEASE President Barack Obama hosted his fourth annual Tribal Nations Conference at the United States Department of the Interior last week, where the negative effects of the Supreme Court’s Carcieri decision and need for a legislative remedy remained an overarching theme. In closing remarks at the conference, President Obama said, “With some tribal nations […]

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Flags at half-staff for Pearl Harbor anniversary (Dec. 7)

MEDIA RELEASE In observance of the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and other installations across Oahu, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered all Hawaii flags at all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard are to be flown at half-staff alongside U.S. flags from sunrise to sunset Friday, Dec. […]

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Obama gives Akaka ‘props’ at Tribal Nations Conference

MEDIA RELEASE At Wednesday’s closing session of the 2012 Tribal Nations Conference, President Barack Obama gave a “shout out” to U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka who was attending the conference as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. “I want to give a special shout-out to Sen. Danny Akaka, who has been such a tireless […]

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