The state’s congressional delegation opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but the state Chamber of Commerce expressed concerns.
The Hawaii senator, who moved to the United States as a child, chided Sen. Jeff Sessions for his stances on immigration reform.
Former Marine Gen. James Mattis is likely headed for confirmation as defense secretary. He met Friday with Sen. Mazie Hirono.
“I don’t think Hawaii can expect any favors from the federal government anytime soon,” says one analyst.