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Updates from Sen. Schatz (Nov. 13-20)

MEDIA RELEASE President Barack Obama has announced new executive actions to address the nation’s broken immigration system. The executive actions, which have been used by every president since the 1950’s, will make sure our immigration enforcement efforts are used to secure the border, prevent threats to national security, and protect public safety – instead of […]

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Schatz announces $4.4M boost for small businesses

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Treasury Department announced today that Hawaii has received $4,477,238 in State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) funds to help small businesses access the capital they need to grow and create jobs. To date, $13,168,350 in SSBCI funds have been disbursed to the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation to support businesses and the […]

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Presidential Medal of Freedom for Patsy Mink

MEDIA RELEASE President Barack Obama has named 19 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 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 to cultural or other significant public […]

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New 10-year visas to promote China tourism

MEDIA RELEASE President Obama announced the United States and the People’s Republic of China have agreed to increase the validity period of short-term visas for tourists and business travelers from one to ten years, the longest validity period possible under U.S. law. In addition, both countries agreed to extend the validity period of student and […]

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Visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park walk along the closed section of Chain of Craters Road leading to the lava flow which cut-off access to Kaimu. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Chain of Craters Road to be rebuilt as a two-lane roadway

Mayor Billy Kenoi said, “The two-lane, reconstructed Chain of Craters Road will be a lifeline for thousands of our residents, and is essential for the safety and well-being of our working families and our entire community.”

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Hirono, Schatz announces funds for non-profits, veterans

MEDIA RELEASE Sens. Mazie K. Hirono and Brian Schatz announced U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants totaling $3,110,862 to seven Hawaii organizations to support programs that promote asset building, financial literacy and child care for indigenous communities. “This funding allows non-profit organizations to provide needed services to indigenous families,” said Hirono, who […]

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Schatz announces $10M for job-training programs

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has announced nearly $10 million in federal funding to community colleges across Hawaii. The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program, co-administered by the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Education, will help support job-training programs at seven colleges in Hawaii. “One […]

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Schatz, Hirono announce $5M for economic development

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) announced more than $5 million in federal investments from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to help spur growth in Hawaii’s agriculture, clean technology, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. “Investments in Hawaii’s diverse industries are key to growing our local economy,” Schatz said. “These federal funds […]

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Hirono, Schatz announce $20M for Native Hawaiian education

MEDIA RELEASE Sens. Mazie K. Hirono and Brian Schatz have announced grants to programs and institutions of higher education that serve Native Hawaiian communities, from preschool through college and career training. Projects will support vital needs such as kindergarten readiness; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education; Native Hawaiian culture and language; and college success. […]

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Schatz announces $1.5M for crime prevention

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has announced that state and county offices in Hawaii will receive $1,562,684 from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG). The JAG program provides resources to states and local government for activities to prevent and control crime. Funding will support programs in law […]

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Schatz announces $2M to improve Puna water infrastructure

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has announced the award of $1.9 million in federal funding to the Hawaiian Shores Community Association in Puna. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding will help the homeowner’s association improve and repair the community’s water system, ensuring safer, clean water and providing adequate water flow for fire protection. […]

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Schatz urges major disaster declaration

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has written letters to President Barack Obama and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate supporting the State of Hawaii’s request for a major disaster declaration due to damages caused by Tropical Storm Iselle from Aug. 7-9, 2014. “Tropical Storm Iselle caused strong winds, heavy rain, flooding, high […]

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Senator Brian Schatz flashes a shaka sign to passing motorists near Keonepoko Elementary School where two Puna precincts held their delayed primary election polls. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Schatz wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate seat

Hanohano ousted by SanBuenaventura; Ilagan retains council seat

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Federal funds to rebuild Mauna Loa Observatory Road

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has announced the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will receive an $802,500 grant from the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration to rebuild the last 2.3 miles of the 18-mile long Mauna Loa Observatory (MLO) Road, which suffers from deterioration due to the high altitude and harsh conditions. […]

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