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Mazie K. Hirono

Updates from Sen. Hirono (Dec. 9-19)

MEDIA RELEASE HIRONO STANDS UP FOR MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES The Senate has voted on a 1,600 page bill that funds nearly every policy area and government program through Sept. 30, 2015. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono joined a number of her colleagues in voting against this proposal, which passed on a vote of 56 to 40. […]

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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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Mazie K. Hirono

Updates from Sen. Hirono (Nov. 17-20)

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, the only immigrant serving in U.S. Senate, released the following statement on President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration enforcement. “This is a big step toward bringing millions out of the shadows to help strengthen our economy and our national security. Every single President since Dwight Eisenhower, Democrats and […]

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Mazie K. Hirono

Updates from Hirono (June 23-July 1)

MEDIA RELEASE HIRONO STATEMENT ON U.S. SUPREME COURT HOBBY LOBBY DECISION Sen. Mazie K. Hirono released the following statement denouncing the U.S. Supreme Court Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., decision that allows corporations to exclude contraceptive coverage from their employees’ health care insurance plans: “In yet another sharply divided 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court […]

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Gabbard visits Hawaiian emergent school; recognizes decathlon students

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) was on the Big Island Friday, May 16 visiting with students and educators at a public charter school, a private preparatory academy, and a community college. Her first stop was at Ke Kula O Nawahiokalaniopuu School in Keaau where students, their families, teachers, and staff have chosen to speak […]

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Governors urge Congress to act on immigration

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has joined 14 other governors in a letter to Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging the U.S. House of Representatives to act without delay in adopting bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform legislation. A measure passed last month in the U.S. Senate but is awaiting action by the House. […]

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Akaka praises Obama's immigration announcement

Akaka praises Obama’s immigration announcement

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) released the following statement Friday: “I am proud of President Obama for taking strong action on this important domestic policy issue which has been blocked from action in Congress for too long. The United States is a nation with a long history of immigrants contributing to the […]

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DREAM Act introduced to help immigrant students

DREAM Act introduced to help immigrant students

MEDIA RELEASE Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and 30 other Senators have introduced the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act – a narrowly tailored bill to give undocumented students a chance to earn legal status if they came here as […]

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Hirono votes for DREAM Act Immigration Legislation

Hirono votes for DREAM Act Immigration Legislation

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) has voted in favor of H.R. 5281, the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act of 2010, targeted legislation that would provide eligible undocumented students the opportunity to earn conditional permanent residency if they, among other requirements, complete two years at a four year institution of […]

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