The Hawaii senator’s opposition to the nominee for a position crucial to the islands stems from his prior work for the administration.
Campaign finance reports show Hawaii’s U.S. senators have far different totals on hand, but Hirono did raise $400,000 from April to June.
The proposed reauthorization of a housing bill leaves out annual funding of up to $13 million for Native Hawaiians.
Worried Democrats pressed her on what Democrats were doing to battle growing GOP power.
Sen. Brian Schatz, whose term is not up until 2022, has $2.2 million in campaign cash, according to Federal Election Commission records.
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.