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Mazie Hirono

Few Tears Shed In Hawaii As Trump Dumps Pacific Trade Pact Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Few Tears Shed In Hawaii As Trump Dumps Pacific Trade Pact

The state’s congressional delegation opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but the state Chamber of Commerce expressed concerns.

Hirono Takes Stand Against Attorney General Nominee Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hirono Takes Stand Against Attorney General Nominee

The Hawaii senator, who moved to the United States as a child, chided Sen. Jeff Sessions for his stances on immigration reform.

What Would ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Mean For Military-Heavy Hawaii? Courtesy of Sen. Mazie Hirono

What Would ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Mean For Military-Heavy Hawaii?

Former Marine Gen. James Mattis is likely headed for confirmation as defense secretary. He met Friday with Sen. Mazie Hirono.

Hawaii Hasn’t Been This Short On Congressional Clout In Awhile Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Hasn’t Been This Short On Congressional Clout In Awhile

“I don’t think Hawaii can expect any favors from the federal government anytime soon,” says one analyst.

Will Congress Pass Zika Bill? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Will Congress Pass Zika Bill?

Dozens of U.S. senators, including Hawaii's, want the Congress to go back into session to provide $1.1 billion to deal with the virus.
Hirono Campaign Has $558K Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hirono Campaign Has $558K

The U.S. senator hasn't been raising much campaign cash. But she's not up for election until 2018.
Schatz Shows Fundraising Prowess Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz Shows Fundraising Prowess

Hawaii's senior U.S. senator has a lot of money in the bank, yet he doesn't face much of a challenge in the 2016 election.
House Passes GMO Label Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House Passes GMO Label Bill

Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii calls it a disingenuous measure that makes it difficult for consumers to know what’s in their food.
Honor Coming For Filipino Vets? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honor Coming For Filipino Vets?

The Senate unanimously passed Mazie Hirono's bill awarding Filipino World War II veterans who fought for the U.S. the Congressional Gold Medal,
New Bills From Hawaii’s Senators Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Bills From Hawaii’s Senators

Hirono introduces the Patsy Mink Gender Equity in Education Act, while Schatz backs The Food Recovery Act.

Hirono, Schatz Split GMO Votes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hirono, Schatz Split GMO Votes

The U.S. Senate passed legislation to create federal labeling standards for genetically engineered foods.

Gun Control Sit-In In House Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gun Control Sit-In In House

Dozens of Democrats occupy the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to force a vote on gun legislation.
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