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Partisan Fight Erupts in US Senate Over the Defense Budget

Partisan Fight Erupts in US Senate Over the Defense Budget

The spending battle over the Defense budget may ultimately lead to a government shutdown by the year’s end.

Fast Track for TPP Was the Right Move White House photo

Fast Track for TPP Was the Right Move

But now it will be up to Congress to dig into the details of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal.
Schatz and Hirono Call for Stronger Monitoring of Birth-Control Mandate Courtesy of Sen. Mazie Hirono

Schatz and Hirono Call for Stronger Monitoring of Birth-Control Mandate

Hawaii senators joined fellow Democrats to call for measures to make sure the compliance of contraceptive mandate under the Affordable Care Act.
Roll Call: Hawaii’s DC Delegation Packs the Least Punch Roll Call

Roll Call: Hawaii’s DC Delegation Packs the Least Punch

Hawaii suffered a precipitous fall in the national ranking of political influence.
US Senate Endorses Same-Sex Marriage Benefits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

US Senate Endorses Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

The nonbinding amendment from Schatz of Hawaii and other Dems pertains to Social Security and veterans benefits.
President, GOP Spar Over Budget as ACA Hits 5 Years U.S. Rep. Mark Takai

President, GOP Spar Over Budget as ACA Hits 5 Years

Meanwhile, members of Hawaii's congressional delegation are among those celebrating the success of Obamacare.
Hirono Among Latest Senators to Visit Guantanamo Flickr: The National Guard

Hirono Among Latest Senators to Visit Guantanamo

The controversial facility remains open more than six years after Obama pledged to shut it down.
Who Doesn’t Love a Good Tsunami Warning System? Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Who Doesn’t Love a Good Tsunami Warning System?

Improving tsunami and earthquake preparedness in Hawaii and elsewhere looks like something even a GOP-controlled Congress can get behind.
Schatz: Protecting Federal Money for Rail a Top Priority Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz: Protecting Federal Money for Rail a Top Priority

The U.S. senator says Hawaii's D.C. delegation will make sure the FTA delivers on its promise, but that it's up to local lawmakers to find new funding for the $6 billion project.
Schatz: ‘Glimmer of Hope’ on Climate Change, Energy Policy Flickr: David Stanley

Schatz: ‘Glimmer of Hope’ on Climate Change, Energy Policy

With Obama expected to veto the Keystone pipeline bill, the Hawaii senator strikes an optimistic note.
Schatz Backs Clinton for President Ready for Hillary

Schatz Backs Clinton for President

The senator is encouraging supporters to join a national grassroots effort.
Hawaii U.S. Senate: Incumbent Brian Schatz Wins 2 More Years Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii U.S. Senate: Incumbent Brian Schatz Wins 2 More Years

Democrat Brian Schatz had no problem defeating GOP challenger Cam Cavasso and Libertarian Michael Kokoski.