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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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Mazie K. Hirono

Updates from Sen. Hirono (July 28-Aug. 1)

MEDIA RELEASE HIRONO ANNOUNCES $12.3M TO SUPPORT NATIVE HAWAIIAN HEALTH CARE CENTERS Sen. Mazie K. Hirono has announced the award of $12,339,016 in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant funding to support Native Hawaiian health care centers across Hawaii. These grants are essential to the continued operation of Native Hawaiian health care centers, […]

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Updates from Sen. Schatz (July 21-27)

MEDIA RELEASE SENATE COMMITTEE PASSES SCHATZ-COSPONSORED LEGISLATION TO BOOST TOURISM The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has voted unanimously to advance the Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act (S. 2250), legislation to reauthorize Brand USA, a successful travel promotion program aimed at boosting international tourism to the United States. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, […]

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Updates from Sen. Schatz (June 3-10)

MEDIA RELEASE SCHATZ CALLS REPORT ON LONG WAIT TIMES AT HAWAII VA UNACCEPTABLE A Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) audit found that the average wait time for new patients seeking primary care at the VA Medical Center in Honolulu was 145 days, significantly higher than the desired goal of the VA. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz […]

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Mazie K. Hirono

Updates from Sen. Hirono ( June 3-10)

MEDIA RELEASE HIRONO STATEMENT ON HAWAII VA WAIT TIMES Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on data revealed showing Honolulu’s Spark M. Matsunaga VA Medical Center has the longest average wait time – 145 days – in the U.S. Department of Veterans’ […]

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VA vows to improve military's sexual trauma care

VA vows to improve military’s sexual trauma care

MEDIA RELEASE An Inspector General investigation requested by Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI) found the Department of Veterans Affairs is unable to sufficiently monitor whether veterans are being wrongly charged for care related to military sexual trauma. Last year, Akaka requested an investigation after being contacted by a veteran who was […]

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Akaka praises $15.3B boost to VA budget

Akaka praises $15.3B boost to VA budget

MEDIA RELEASE Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) applauded the veterans provisions included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act which was passed by the Senate on Sunday and sent to the President’s desk. Akaka noted the bill includes a multi-billion-dollar increase in the annual budget of the Department of Veterans Affairs and, for […]

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