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Sen Hirono taking applications for military service academy nominations

Senator Mazie K. Hirono is currently accepting applications from Hawaii students who seek a military service academy nomination from her office. Each year, Senator Hirono nominates Hawaii students to the Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, Naval Academy, and the Merchant Marine Academy.

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Senators Hirono and Boozman introduce bill to renew support for homeless veterans

The Keeping Our Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness Act would renew seven U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and U.S. Department of Labor programs that provide outreach and services to homeless veterans and their families. These programs begin to expire on September 30, 2017, absent Congressional action.

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Sen. Hirono announces over $2.5M for affordable housing and community development for Hawaii Island

Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) today announced $22,357,301 million in funding for affordable housing and community development programs through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funding is comprised of allocations from the following programs: Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS, Emergency Solutions […]

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DHS grants Kona farmer Magana Ortiz a 30-day stay of deportation

Senator Mazie K. Hirono applauded the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to grant Andres Magana Ortiz a 30-day stay of deportation. This is a temporary reprieve as the Department of Homeland Security considers Mr. Magana Ortiz’s wife’s Petition for Alien Relative.

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Senator Hirono calls for exemption to hiring freeze for Pear Harbor shipyard

Senator Mazie K. Hirono and a bipartisan group of seven Senators wrote to Secretary of Defense James Mattis to call for exempting Department of Navy shipyard civilian employees from the recent executive order signed by President Trump that freezes federal hiring. While the President’s executive order states that it does not apply to military personnel […]

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Rep. Gabbard and Sen. Hirono urge support of emergency funding to combat the Zika virus

Tuesday (May 17), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and more than 120 lawmakers urged House Speaker Paul Ryan to take action to combat the Zika virus by bringing the President’s request for $1.9 billion in emergency funding to the House floor. Senator Mazie K. Hirono Tuesday (May 17) voted in support of more than $1 billion […]

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Updates from Sen. Hirono (May)

MEDIA RELEASE Late last week, the U.S. Senate passed Sen. Mazie K. Hirono’s bipartisan resolution recognizing May as Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month. “Over the course of this month, I’ve met dynamic Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders who continue to build upon the achievements and foundation laid by Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) […]

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Updates from Sen. Hirono

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation announced that the University of Hawaii will receive $1.5 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Energy for research in high energy physics. Eventually, a total of $8.9 million will be invested. “The study of particle physics is what led to the discovery of the electron over 100 […]

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Updates from Sen. Hirono (March 11-30)

MEDIA RELEASE The Senate has named Sen. Mazie K. Hirono Vice Chair of the U.S.-China Interparliamentary Group – the U.S. Senate’s official dialogue mechanism with the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China. The group serves as a forum for discussion of matters of mutual interest and maintaining a healthy dialogue with legislative […]

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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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Updates from Sen. Hirono (Jan. 28-Feb. 25)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii’s congressional delegation has announced the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) will receive a $9,036,788 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of its Capital Fund Program for Public Housing Agencies. “Safe, affordable housing is a basic necessity that every person deserves,” said Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii). […]

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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. Hirono (Jan. 15-22)

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono released the following statement today to recognize the 42nd anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision: “As a college student at the University of Hawaii, I wrote my first political letter to Hawaii’s Congressional delegation asking for their position on a woman’s right to choose. At the […]

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Updates from Sen. Hirono (Jan. 6-9)

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Mazie K. Hirono has been named the ranking member on the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Seapower. The assignment places Hirono in position to oversee matters directly relating to the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. “I am proud to serve as the ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Seapower. There […]

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