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TulsiGabbardBug

Updates from Rep. Gabbard (Feb. 26-March 10)

MEDIA RELEASE The House Committee on Foreign Affairs during a legislative markup has approved without objection North Korean sanctions co-sponsored by Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02). The North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 757) requires the President to impose targeted sanctions on people or entities in other countries that contribute directly or indirectly to […]

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Mazie K. Hirono

Updates from Sen. Hirono (Feb. 27-March 6)

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Mazie K. Hirono has voted against a Republican attempt to make it harder for workers to form unions. Hirono took to the Senate floor to speak out against the measure, explaining why it was bad for middle-class families and our economy. “I rise to oppose this misguided resolution that hurts working families […]

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Hawaii eligible or $6M in Homeland Security grants

Hawaii eligible or $6M in Homeland Security grants

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sens. Daniel K. Akaka and Daniel K. Inouye have announced Hawaii will be eligible for more than $6 million in grants distributed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for Fiscal Year 2012. Akaka, a senior member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, said: “This funding is […]

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TSA opens applications to avoid removing shoes and other items at airports

If TSA determines a passenger is eligible for expedited screening following the TSA Pre✓™ vetting process, information will be embedded in the barcode of the passenger’s boarding pass. TSA Pre✓™ passengers would no longer remove the following items: Shoes 3-1-1 compliant bag from carry-on Laptop from bag Light outerwear/jacket Belt

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ICE establishes hotline for detained individuals

ICE establishes hotline for detained individuals

MEDIA RELEASE As part of a broader effort to improve the immigration enforcement process and prioritize resources to focus on threats to public safety, repeat immigration law violators, recent border entrants, and immigration fugitives while continuing to strengthen oversight of the nation’s immigration detention system and facilitate legal immigration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) […]

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Akaka questions TSA chief on APEC safety

Akaka questions TSA chief on APEC safety

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka questioned Transportation Security Administration leader John S. Pistole at a hearing Wednesday of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on “Ten Years After 9/11: The Next Wave in Aviation Security.” The following is a transcript of the exchange: AKAKA: Because Hawaii is located 2,500 miles from […]

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National IPR Center takes down drug counterfeiters

National IPR Center takes down drug counterfeiters

MEDIA RELEASE Millions of people around the world rely on prescription drugs to treat medical problems like heart conditions, mental illnesses and cancer. They entrust that the medications they’re taking are indeed what the label indicates. However, there’s a growing problem in the pharmaceutical industry. Counterfeit drugs have hit the market. U.S. Immigration and Customs […]

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Akaka, Inouye announce security funding available

Akaka, Inouye announce security funding available

MEDIA RELEASE Sens. Daniel Akaka and Daniel Inouye have announced Hawaii is eligible to receive more than $13.5 million in grants distributed by the Department of Homeland Security for Fiscal Year 2011. “DHS grants are critical to enhancing states’ preparedness efforts, especially now with Hawaii and other states facing serious budget constraints,” said Akaka, a […]

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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano released the application guidance and allocations for the grants programs today. DHS limited the number of cities eligible for Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grant funding. Under the new formula, Honolulu did not qualify and will not receive any UASI funding in FY2011. Hawaii received $4.7 million in FY2010. However, Hawaii remains eligible to receive funding from the a number of grant programs.

Senators Inouye and Akaka announce Homeland Security funding available for Hawaii

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano released the application guidance and allocations for the grants programs today. DHS limited the number of cities eligible for Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grant funding. Under the new formula, Honolulu did not qualify and will not receive any UASI funding in FY2011. Hawaii received $4.7 million in FY2010. However, […]

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Record-breaking immigration enforcement under Obama Administration

Record-breaking immigration enforcement under Obama Administration

MEDIA RELEASE Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton have announced record-breaking immigration enforcement statistics achieved under the Obama administration — including unprecedented numbers of convicted criminal alien removals and overall alien removals in fiscal year 2010. Napolitano’s announcements reflect this administration’s continued focus […]

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Hawaii to receive $3.3M for emergency management

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sens. Daniel K. Akaka and Daniel K. Inouye have announced Hawaii will receive $3,299,538 in Homeland Security funding to enhance and sustain the state’s all-hazards emergency management capabilities. “Federal grants like these provide the resources Hawaii needs to prepare for and respond to unpredictable threats,” said Akaka, a senior member of the […]

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Hawaii to receive $5M in Homeland Security grants

Hawaii to receive $5M in Homeland Security grants

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii will receive more than $5 million in grants distributed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Sens. Daniel K. Akaka and Daniel K. Inouye announced Thursday, May 13. “This homeland security funding will help protect our infrastructure and prepare us for potential natural or man-made disasters. These funds will supplement […]

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the launch of a new online public engagement tool designed to solicit input from the public on ways to enhance transparency, participation, collaboration and innovation at the Department—part of President Obama's Open Government Directive

Web tool will increase transparency, collaboration as part of Open Government Initiative

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the launch of a new online public engagement tool designed to solicit input from the public on ways to enhance transparency, participation, collaboration and innovation at the Department—part of President Obama’s Open Government Directive

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HUD, DHS launches Web site to solicit public comments

HUD, DHS launches Web site to solicit public comments

MEDIA RELEASE Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano have announced the launch of DisasterRecoveryWorkingGroup.g… — a new interagency Web site that will allow federal disaster recovery officials to solicit public comments from state, local and tribal partners and the public. The new Web site will be used by […]

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