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Feds provide $497,000 additional funds for Rapid Ohia Death response and treatment

The State of Hawaiʻi applauded the announcement by the U.S. Department of Interior and Senator Brian Schatz of $497,000 in federal funding to help combat Rapid ‘Ōhiʻa Death, the fungal disease that is killing tens of thousands of acres of native forest on Hawaiʻi Island.

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A polling site at Hawaiian Paradise Park's community center on primary election day Saturday (Aug 11). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Primary Election 2016 final results for Hawaii County

Total of 40,180 (or 36.6%) of registered Big Island voters cast ballots

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Updates from Sen. Schatz (May)

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Mark Heinrich (D-N.M.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) have introduced a bill to preserve endangered Native languages. The Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act creates a new grant initiative to establish or expand Native language immersion programs. The grants will support the revitalization […]

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Updates from Sen. Schatz

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and 11 of his colleagues sent a letter to Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Oka.) and Ranking Member Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) urging them to include updates to current law to promote and prioritize safety for all users of our national transportation system. In addition […]

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Updates from Sen. Schatz (March 12-April 1)

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Angus S. King, Jr. (I-Maine), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter to Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell urging the Department to solicit information from the public on both the potential climate impact […]

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Updates from Sen. Schatz (Feb. 26-March 10)

MEDIA RELEASE The Senate Commerce Committee has voted to advance the Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2015, H.R. 34. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) offered an amendment, adopted with bipartisan support, which would improve tsunami research by including key historical data and strengthen preparedness programs in coastal communities. “As an island state with […]

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Updates from Sen. Schatz (Jan. 29-Feb. 24)

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) will serve on five key Senate Appropriations Subcommittees: Defense; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs; Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; Transportation, Housing and Urban Development; and Legislative Branch. “I am grateful to Chairman Cochran and Vice Chairwoman Mikulski for the opportunity to help shape the Department of […]

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Schatz hosts Hilo town hall meeting (Feb.)

MEDIA RELEASE Join U.S. Sen, Brian Schatz at a Hawaii Island Town Hall Meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 18 5:30-7 p.m. Hilo High School Cafeteria 556 Waianuenue Avenue Hilo, HI 96720 Schatz will share updates from Washington D.C. and take questions. Representatives from the Senator’s office will also be in attendance to answer questions and help address […]

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Statements from Hawaii delegation on Obama budget

MEDIA RELEASE Following President Obama’s release of his fiscal year 2016 budget that prioritizes the middle class, Hawaii’s Congressional delegation released the following statements: Sen. Mazie K. Hirono: “Many of the priorities laid out in the President’s budget reflect a commitment to stand on the side of middle class families, with key investments in research […]

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Updates from Sen. Schatz (Jan. 12-27)

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) submitted video testimony opposing proposed reductions to Army personnel in Hawaii. In video remarks to be delivered at the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s community listening session in Honolulu, Schatz underscored Hawaii’s important role in the nation’s rebalance to the Asia-Pacific and highlighted the deep ties the Army has cultivated […]

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Schatz applauds Landon nomination to Federal Reserve

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) applauded President Obama’s announcement on his intention to nominate former Bank of Hawaii Chief Executive Officer Allan R. Landon to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. “The Federal Reserve is responsible for regulating nearly every aspect of our banking industry and it is critical that […]

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Updates from Sen. Schatz (Dec. 3-15)

MEDIA RELEASE SCHATZ NAMED TO KEY POST ON SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE U.S. Senate Democratic leadership has announced the selection of U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) to serve on the key Senate Committee on Appropriations. The appointment is an especially important one. Prescribed in the U.S. Constitution, the Committee writes the legislation that allocates funds to […]

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Hirono votes to confirm Coloretti

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Mazie K. Hirono voted to confirm Nani A. Coloretti to the position of Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Senate confirmed Coloretti’s nomination by a vote of 68–28. “Congratulations to Nani on her confirmation as Deputy Secretary of HUD. We are proud that Nani, who […]

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Updates from Sen. Schatz (Nov. 24-Dec. 2)

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) announced Nani Coloretti’s Senate confirmation as Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, becoming the highest ranking Filipino-American in the Obama Administration. Coloretti hails from Kapahulu and graduated from Iolani School in 1987. “The Department of Housing and Urban Development will gain an outstanding, […]

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