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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.
Senate Kills Four Gun Bills Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senate Kills Four Gun Bills

Two measures were favored by Republicans and two were favored by Democrats. All failed largely along party lines.
Bill: Study Pot’s Medical Value Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill: Study Pot’s Medical Value

Federal legislation calls for making it easier for researchers to study the medical effectiveness and safety of marijuana.

Senate To Vote On Gun Bills

Two proposals come from Republicans and two come from Democrats. Hirono and Schatz joined Murphy's filibuster.
Schatz: ‘We Feel Good’ About Coming Election Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz: ‘We Feel Good’ About Coming Election

The Hawaii senator faces 11 challengers but no major opposition in his re-election bid.
Warren: Schatz ‘A True Progressive’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Warren: Schatz ‘A True Progressive’

The U.S. senator from Massachusetts urges electoral support for the U.S. senator from Hawaii.
Takai Indicates Support For Hanabusa Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Takai Indicates Support For Hanabusa

The U.S. congressman says he will do what he can to elect "a progressive champion to represent Hawaii in Congress."