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Aug. 12, 2016 Hirono Invites U.S. Patent and Trademark Regional Director To Assist Hawaii Innovators, Small Businesses Sen. Mazie Hirono Honolulu, HI
Aug. 4, 2016 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Broad Coalition of Senate Democrats Call on Top Consumer Agency to Move Swiftly to Limit Unfair Arbitration Agreements in Everyday Financial Contracts Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Aug. 4, 2016 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Broad Coalition of Senate Democrats Call on Top Consumer Agency to Move Swiftly to Limit Unfair Arbitration Agreements in Everyday Financial Contracts Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
July 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Finacial Protection Bureau - Strengthen Proposed Small-Dollar Lending Rules Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Lawmakers Criticize Industry-Sponsored GMO Bill Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, The Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission, The Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and The Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Act to Protect Students & Veterans From Fraudulent Institutions Like Trump University Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission- Urging Investigation into Commercial Use of Short-Term Lodging Rentals Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Hirono Statement On S.764 Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
July 6, 2016 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Senate GMO Bill Creates Illusion of Transparency Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
June 30, 2016 Blumenthal, Schatz, Wyden, Merkley, Booker Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Reduce Food Waste Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Renata Hesse, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, United States Department of Justice- Block Proposed Health Insurer Mergers Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
June 14, 2016 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Maintaining Net Neutrality is Cornerstone of Our Democracy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Votes For Protections From Toxic Chemicals Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communication Commission - Urging Justice for Telecommunications Consumers Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
April 26, 2016 Senate Passes Schatz-Thune Legislation To Improve And Grow Tourism In Native Communities Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
April 15, 2016 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Votes Against Effort to Undermine Net Neutrality Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
March 1, 2016 Booker, Senators Introduce Bipartisan Internet of Things Bill Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Feb. 4, 2016 Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2015 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
Nov. 24, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Exective Action on Gun Control Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Nov. 24, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Exective Action on Gun Control Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Nov. 23, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Take Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Nov. 23, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Take Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Commerce Committee Advances Bill to Protect Consumers, Online Reviews Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016 -- Motion to Proceed-- Continued Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Nov. 3, 2015 Letter to CEO's of Major Corporations - Don't Give Up on Congress in Climate Efforts Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Oct. 7, 2015 Letter to John Legere, CEO, T-Mobile and Brian Cassin, CEO, Experian - Answers on Breath of Customer Data Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2015 Sen. Warren Joins Sens. Schatz, Durbin, Brown, and Colleagues to Introduce Bill to Raise Smoking Age to 21 Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2015 Following Senators' Urging, DOT Identifies, Takes Action against Airline Passenger Discrimination Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2015 Senator Markey Joins Senators Schatz, Durbin, Brown and More to Introduce Legislation to Raise Smoking Age to 21 Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2015 Letter to U.S. Chamber of Commerce Companies - Climate Denial Efforts Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
Sept. 17, 2015 Thune, Schatz, and Moran Introduce Bill to Protect Consumers from Fines for Negative Online Reviews Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Sept. 16, 2015 Members of Congress Introduce Bill to Restore Pell Eligibility for Students Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
July 27, 2015 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 Vitter, SBC Senators Introduce Resolution to Empower Women Entrepreneurs Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
July 23, 2015 SBC Senators Introduce Resolution to Empower Women Entrepreneurs Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
June 17, 2015 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 11, 2015 Senator Schatz, Representatives Boyle and Meehan Introduce Bipartisan American Export Promotion Act Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 10, 2015 Hirono Facilitates Second Annual Hawaii on the Hill Policy Summit, Connects Hawaii Businesses with Washington, D.C. Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
May 29, 2015 Hirono: Expanding Preclearance to Japan is Good News for Hawaii's Tourism Industry, Economy & Japanese Visitors Eager to Visit Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
May 26, 2015 KHON - An Opportunity to Showcase our State's Key Industries and Spirit of Aloha Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
May 22, 2015 Pacific Business News - How Red Tape Tied up a Maui Business Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
May 20, 2015 Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, D.C
May 20, 2015 Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
May 11, 2015 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secreatry of the Department of Transportation, and Penny Pritzker, Secretary of the Department of Commerce - Reported Discrimination by Middle Eastern Airlines Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
May 8, 2015 During National Small Business Week, Hirono Introduces Legislation To Help Hawaii Small Businesses Get Started and Grow Green Jobs Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
April 30, 2015 Senator Schatz, Colleagues Introduce Raise the Wage Act to Help Workers, Economy Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
April 16, 2015 Murphy, Thune Reintroduce Bipartisan Jobs Bill to Support Startups, Small Businesses Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
April 3, 2015 The Garden Island - Hawaii on the Hill Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
March 18, 2015 Letter to Ash Carter, Secretary of Defense - Negative Impacts of Section 811 on Native Contractors Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
March 13, 2015 Coats, Senators Introduce Bill To Reduce Federal Agency Energy Use And Save Taxpayer Money Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
March 13, 2015 Letter to Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Native American Contractors Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
March 13, 2015 Letter to Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Native American Contractors Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
March 11, 2015 Senators Schatz, Hirono, Murkowski Fight to Protect Residents & Travelers in Non-Contiguous States from Incerased Security Fees Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC.
March 11, 2015 Senators Schatz, Hirono, Murkowski Fight to Protect Residents & Travelers in Non-Contiguous States from Incerased Security Fees Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC.
March 3, 2015 Coons, Durbin, Hirono Introduce Patent Reform Bill to Protect Innovation, Confront Abuse Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2014 New 10-Year Visas For Visitors From China To Promote Tourism And Travel To Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz Honolulu, HI
Aug. 21, 2014 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - Protect Service Members from Abusive Loan Contracts Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Aug. 19, 2014 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the Government Accountability Office - Federal Manufacturing Policy Sen. Brian Schatz Dover, DE
July 31, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - House Should Stay in Session to Address Budget and Other Pressing Issues Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
July 29, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
July 21, 2014 FAA Says Honolulu Ordinance Banning Aerial Advertising Remains Valid in Dispute with Aerial Banners Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 26, 2014 Schatz Works with State Department to Grow Tourism Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 25, 2014 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, and William Baer, Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division - Potential Pharmaceutical Merger Concerns Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 25, 2014 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, and William Baer, Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division - Potential Pharmaceutical Merger Concerns Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
June 20, 2014 Klobuchar, Coats, Schatz, Blunt Introduce Bipartisan Amendment to Block Norwegian Air Flights to U.S. that Would Undercut American Carriers Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 19, 2014 Murphy Introduces Bipartisan Jobs Bill to Support Startups, Small Businesses Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 2, 2014 Hirono Applauds New EPA Rule Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
May 20, 2014 Senators Introduce Bill to Clamp Down on "Inversions" Tax Loophole Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
May 20, 2014 Senators Introduce Bill to Clamp Down on "Inversions" Tax Loophole Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
May 14, 2014 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, and Willliam J. Baer, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice - Regarding Pfizer's Potential Takeover of AstraZeneca Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
May 13, 2014 Senate Resolution 443 - Recognizing the Goals of National Travel and Tourism Week and Honoring the Valuable Contributions of Travel Tourism to the United States Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
May 13, 2014 Senate Resolution 443 - Recognizing the Goals of National Travel and Tourism Week and Honoring the Valuable Contributions of Travel Tourism to the United States Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
April 11, 2014 Hirono Announces Nearly &8.7 Million for Workforce Training Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
April 10, 2014 Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard cosponsors Brand USA Reauthorization to Promote Tourism in the U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
April 9, 2014 Sens. Brown, Schatz, Warren, Sanders, and Blumenthal Announce Legislation Protecting Consumers From Inaccurate Credit Reports And Scores Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
March 5, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - FDA's Proposed Rule to Protect Consumers of Generic Drugs Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2014 Sens. Franken, Begich, Hirono, Shaheen, Landrieu, Warner, Walsh Co-Sponsor Legislation to Expand Tax Credits to Small Businesses Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
Feb. 7, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on American Business Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
Jan. 23, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator Environmental Protection Agency - Revise Fuel Standards Proposal Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Dec. 16, 2013 Letter to Max Baucus, Chair, and Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member, of the Senate Finance Committee - Clean Energy Tax Incentives Extension Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Dec. 16, 2013 Letter to Max Baucus, Chair, and Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member, of the Senate Finance Committee - Clean Energy Tax Incentives Extension Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Oct. 30, 2013 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Vehicle Financing Market Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Aug. 6, 2013 Hirono Brings Federal Officials to Help Hawaii Small Businesses Increase Exports and Create Jobs Sen. Mazie Hirono Honolulu, HI
July 11, 2013 Letter to Secretary Arne Duncan, Department of Education, Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Federal Trade Commission, and Director Richard Cordray, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Student Loans Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
July 11, 2013 Letter to Director Cordray and Acting Secretary Harris - Fees Associated with Prepaid "Payroll Cards" Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
May 6, 2013 Senate Passes Hirono Co-Sponsored Legislation That Levels Playing Field for Hawaii Small Businesses Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
April 30, 2013 Letter to SEC Chairman Mary Jo White - Protect Consumers' Legal Rights Against Wall Street Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
April 23, 2013 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 --Motion to Proceed--Continued Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
April 23, 2013 Hirono Takes to Senate Floor to Urge Passage of Bill That Would Help Hawaii Small Business Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
April 11, 2013 Senator Hirono Unveils Bipartisan Legislation that Fixes Restrictive Visa Laws for Hong Kong Visitors, Aims to Boost Hong Kong Tourism in Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2012 Hirono Statement on Taiwan Visa Waiver Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
Sept. 24, 2012 Maui Now - Maui Part of $12M UH Workforce Development Grant Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
Sept. 19, 2012 Obama Administration's Policies Boosting Tourism and Creating Jobs Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2012 Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
May 31, 2012 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013 Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
May 16, 2012 Congresswoman Hirono Applauds President Obama's Plan to Bring 100 Million Visitors to U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
April 19, 2012 Congresswoman Hirono Urges Real Support for Hawaii's Small Businesses Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2011 Letter to President Obama Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2011 Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011 Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Dec. 2, 2011 Made in Hawaii, Buy Local Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
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