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Mazie K. Hirono

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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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. 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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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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Updates from Sen. Hirono

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Hirono Recognized as Champion for Children The First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy group, recognized Senator Mazie Hirono for her leadership on issues important to children during the 113th Congress (2013-2014). “Lots of politicians talk about kids’ issues, but few back it up,” said Bruce Lesley, president of […]

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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, 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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Hirono announces more than $16M for Hilo airport

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Mazie K. Hirono has announced the award of $16.8 million in federal funds to the State of Hawaii for the construction of the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Building at Hilo International Airport. This funding will be used to help Hilo airport meet federal safety requirements and extend the life of […]

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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. Hirono (July 20-27)

MEDIA RELEASE HIRONO, JUDICIARY COMMITTEE APPROVE MEASURE TO HELP CURB UNLIMITED CORPORATE SPENDING IN POLITICS Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, voted to approve a constitutional amendment to help curb unlimited corporate spending in elections. Hirono forcefully rebutted Republican arguments by presenting the historical precedence for amending the U.S. Constitution […]

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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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Updates from Hirono (June 12-20)

MEDIA RELEASE HIRONO & MORAN PUSH TO EXPAND VETERAN EMERGENCY CARE Sens. Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), members of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, introduced the Veterans Emergency Health Safety Net Expansion Act of 2014. This legislation expands access to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) emergency safety net to all […]

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Sen. Hirono announces $2M grant for Hilo International Airport

Today, Senator Mazie K. Hirono announced a grant of more than $2 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for upgrades at Hilo International Airport. This grant will fund the installation of approximately 12,500 linear feet of perimeter fencing to deter unauthorized persons, vehicles and wildlife from entering onto the airfield.

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