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How Hawaii’s Senators Are Approaching Impeachment Nick Grube/Civil Beat

How Hawaii’s Senators Are Approaching Impeachment

Sens. Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono, both Democrats, want to hear witness testimony. One thinks they can convince Republicans to budge. The other doesn’t.

Hawaii Delegation Condemns Trump’s Targeted Killing Of Top Iranian Commander Courtesy: Chris Hunkeler/Flickr

Hawaii Delegation Condemns Trump’s Targeted Killing Of Top Iranian Commander

All four members have expressed concern about the Trump administration’s stance with Iran, which has escalated tensions within the region.

Federal Spending Deal Pumps Millions Of Dollars Into Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Federal Spending Deal Pumps Millions Of Dollars Into Hawaii

Congress passed a budget that includes money for programs the Trump administration tried to cut.

Paid Family Leave Likely For Nearly 20,000 Federal Workers In Hawaii

Paid Family Leave Likely For Nearly 20,000 Federal Workers In Hawaii

The legislation is part of bipartisan defense authorization negotiations.

Federal Campaign Filings Show Gabbard Has Raised Another $3 Million Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Federal Campaign Filings Show Gabbard Has Raised Another $3 Million

State Sen. Kai Kahele continues to rake in cash in his bid to oust the CD2 congresswoman.

Schatz Calls For Impeachment Proceedings Against Trump Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz Calls For Impeachment Proceedings Against Trump

UPDATED 9/24/2019: The U.S. senator from Hawaii says the president is “breaking statutory and constitutional law every day.”

Schatz, Hirono Boast Diverse Staffs In US Senate Courtesy of Sen. Mazie Hirono

Schatz, Hirono Boast Diverse Staffs In US Senate

The Hawaii senators hire more Asians or Pacific Islanders and Native American, Hawaiians or Alaskans than any of their peers in the party.

Case And Schatz Say It’s Not Yet Time To Pursue Impeachment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Case And Schatz Say It’s Not Yet Time To Pursue Impeachment

As the calls for action intensify, the Hawaii Democrats say Congress should continue its investigations.

Andy Winer, Longtime Schatz Chief Of Staff, Is Leaving Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Andy Winer, Longtime Schatz Chief Of Staff, Is Leaving

He plans to work as a consultant in the private sector.

Schatz Leads Senate Dems On Climate Change: ‘The Crisis Of Our Generation’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz Leads Senate Dems On Climate Change: ‘The Crisis Of Our Generation’

The Hawaii senator is chairman of a new committee on the climate crisis. He talks about what that means.

Schatz Health Care Idea On Presidential Stage Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Schatz Health Care Idea On Presidential Stage

Amy Klobuchar, the U.S. senator from Minnesota, said she doesn’t see Medicare-for-all happening anytime soon. But she likes a Hawaii senator’s alternative.

Tulsi Gabbard Kicks Off 2020 Campaign With $2 Million In The Bank Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tulsi Gabbard Kicks Off 2020 Campaign With $2 Million In The Bank

The Hawaii congresswoman will need to raise a lot more if she expects to compete with Democrat heavyweights such as Elizabeth Warren, who reported having $11 million in cash on hand.