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Mazie Hirono's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. Senate (HI) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Aug. 4, 2016 Letter to Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, and the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives - Senate Democrats Urge Congress to Return to Fight Zika
July 18, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children
July 15, 2016 Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare-and Medicaid Services - Update Current Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children from Lead Hazards, Prevent Life-Long Health Effects
July 14, 2016 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the United States Senate - As Congress Clears Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Bill, Reed Calls for Emergency Funding for Opioid Epidemic
July 13, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell. Majority Leader, United States Senate - Commit to Passing Real, Immediate Funding to Fight Opioid and Heroin Epidemic and Actually Carry Out Programs Authorized in CARA Bill
June 28, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016--Conference Report
June 21, 2016 Letter to Robert Califf, MD, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 17, 2016 As Peak Mosquito Season Approaches, Hirono Advances Measure To Fund Fight Against Zika
June 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable David Shulkin, Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration - Senators Press VA on Inadequate Progress in Improving Quality, Timely Access to Care
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment
May 19, 2016 Sen. Booker Introduces Legislation to Protect Women's Access to Birth Control
May 19, 2016 CAPAC and the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus Observe National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
May 17, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
April 28, 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
April 22, 2016 Hirono Introduces Legislation To Fund Fight Against Zika
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Call for Immediate Passage of President's Emergency Funding Request
March 24, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Comittee and the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Call for Increased Funding for Mosquito-Control Programs to Fight Spread of Zika
March 23, 2016 Hirono Introduces Fix To Maintain Medicare Access To Vital Medical Equipment
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on DEpartments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies and the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies - End the Ban on CDC Gun Violence Research
March 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Lindsey Graham, Chairman of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Patrick Leahy, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Roy Blunt, Chairman of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education; Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education - On Zika Outbreak
Feb. 12, 2016 Hirono Measure to Improve Veterans Services Advances
Feb. 12, 2016 Letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and Mitch McConnel, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Heath Care in Light of Spreading Virus
Feb. 9, 2016 Hirono Leads Effort to Raise Awareness of Heart Disease
Feb. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning the Spread of the Zika Virus
Dec. 11, 2015 Hirono Successfully Advocates For Improvements To Veterans' Services
Dec. 3, 2015 Hirono Fights to Protect Health Care Access for Hawaii Women and Families
Dec. 2, 2015 Hirono Opposes Attacks on Women's Health in Budget Reconciliation Bill
Dec. 2, 2015 Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015
Dec. 2, 2015 Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015
Oct. 22, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Correct Improper Implementation of Helms Amendment, Reduce Barriers to Safe Abortion for Women and Girls in Conflict-Affected Regions
Oct. 8, 2015 Ernst, Hirono Introduce VETS Act
Sept. 23, 2015 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Calling on Medicare & Medicaid to Ban Long-Term Care Facilities from Using Unfair Arbitration Clauses
July 30, 2015 Hawai'i Congressional Delegation Announces $14.2 Million to Support Affordable Housing Programs and Address Homelessness in Hawai'i
July 17, 2015 Hirono & Ernst Fight To Help Improve Seniors' Access To Care With New Bipartisan Legislation
July 17, 2015 Hirono & Ernst Fight To Help Improve Seniors' Access To Care With New Bipartisan Legislation
July 14, 2015 Letter to The Food and Drug Administration - Science-Based Blood Donation Policy
May 18, 2015 Hawai'i Delegation Announces $2.8 Million to Support Housing Opportunities for Those Living with HIV/AIDS
May 5, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Women Should Have Full Access to All FDA-Approved Contraception
April 24, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Labeling Generic Drugs
April 8, 2015 Blumenthal, Senators Urge Funding to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis
March 25, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor - Title X Family Planning Program
March 23, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Support Community Health Centers
March 5, 2015 Hawai"i Delegation Announces $1.4 Million for Kapi"olani Medical Center
March 4, 2015 Enewsletter: Senate Approves Senator Hirono's Heart Month Resolution
Feb. 27, 2015 Hirono Leads Bipartisan Group of Senators in Raising Awareness of Heart Health
Jan. 27, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Continue Support for United Nations Population Fund
Dec. 22, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - More Needs to be Done to Address Heroin Epidemic
Dec. 15, 2014 Nomination of VIvek Hallegere Murthy to Surgeon General of the Public Health Service
Nov. 18, 2014 Mikulski, Stabenow Together with Bipartisan Senate Women Call on Federal Health Leaders to Prioritize Combating Women's Heart Disease
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