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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 Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
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 Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Aug. 3, 2016 Hawai"i to Receive $3.7 Million in Federal Funding to Respond to Public Health Threats Sen. Brian Schatz Honolulu, HI
July 25, 2016 Schatz-Hatch STOP Pain Act Signed into Law as Part of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Sen. Brian Schatz Honolulu, HI
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 Sen. Mazie Hirono Newark, NJ
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 Sen. Brian Schatz Newark, NJ
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 Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
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 Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Wicker, Schatz Unveil New Rural Telehealth Proposal Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
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 Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Schatz, Wicker Unveil New Rural Telehealth Proposal Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
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 Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
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 Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Senate Passes Schatz-Hatch Legislation to Improve Treatment for Chronic Pain and Find Alternatives to Opioids Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
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 Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Votes for Bipartisan Mental Health Reform Measure Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Letter to Margaret Chan, M.D., Director-General of the World Health Organization - Senate Effort to Press World Health Organization to Address Spread of Yellow Fever Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 28, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016--Conference Report Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Letter to Robert Califf, MD, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 Schatz, Hatch, Tillis, Coons Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Make it Easier for Researchers to Study the Medical Value of Marijuana Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 Hatch Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Facilitate Research on the Medical Value of Marijuana Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
June 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Sec. of the Dept. of Health & Human Services; the Hon. Thomas E. Perez, Sec. of the Dept. of Labor; the Hon. Jacob J. Lew, Sec. of the Dept. of Treasury - Implement ACA Tobacco Cessation Benefits, Offer Tobacco Users Tools to Quit Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 17, 2016 As Peak Mosquito Season Approaches, Hirono Advances Measure To Fund Fight Against Zika Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
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 Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Schatz Named to Bicameral Conference Committee on Zika Funding Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
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 Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
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 Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Sen. Booker Introduces Legislation to Protect Women's Access to Birth Control Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 CAPAC and the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus Observe National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Senate Advances $1.1 Billion In Emergency Funding To Fight The Spread Of Zika Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services and Robert Califf, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - E-Cigarettes Regulations Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services, and The Honorable Robert M. Califf, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- FDA Rule is Critical Step to Protecting Children and Teens from Tobacco Products Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Zika Virus Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Letter to Dr. Collins - Call for Improved Data on Child Participation in NIH Clinical Health Trials Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
April 26, 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
April 22, 2016 Hirono Introduces Legislation To Fund Fight Against Zika Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
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 Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Call for Finalization of Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
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 Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
April 12, 2016 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Votes to Accelerate Development of Zika Virus Vaccines and Treatment Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
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 Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
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 Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
March 23, 2016 Hirono Introduces Fix To Maintain Medicare Access To Vital Medical Equipment Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
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 Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
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 Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
March 15, 2016 Cochran Cosponsors Pain Prevention, Treatment Research Bill Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, D.C.
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 Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
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 Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
March 3, 2016 Bipartisan Team of Senators Introduces Legislation to Expand Telehealth Services, Improve Health Outcomes, and Reduce Costs Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2016 Hirono Measure to Improve Veterans Services Advances Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2016 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Governor's Dengue Fever Emergency Declaration a Recognition of Seriousness of Hawaiʻi Island Outbreak Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
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 Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Health Care In Light of Spreading Virus Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
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 Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Schatz, Moran Introduce Legislation to Improve Child Safety on Airplanes Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 CDC Director, Schatz Discuss Combating Dengue on Hawai"i Island, Zika Threat Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - On Zika Virus Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2016 Emergency Request for Billion to Fight Zika Virus Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Hirono Leads Effort to Raise Awareness of Heart Disease Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
Feb. 9, 2016 Schatz Applauds the President's $1.8 Billion Zika Funding Proposal Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Feb. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning the Spread of the Zika Virus Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington D.C.
Feb. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning the Spread of the Zika Virus Sen. Brian Schatz Washington D.C.
Feb. 3, 2016 Cardin, Bipartisan Team of Senators Introduce Legislation to Expand Telehealth Services, Improve Health Outcomes, and Reduce Costs Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Jan. 29, 2016 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Calls on Governor David Ige to Declare Hawaiʻi Island Dengue Fever Outbreak a State of Emergency Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Concerning Marijuana as a Treatment Option Sen. Brian Schatz Washington D.C.
Jan. 12, 2016 Schatz Statement on State of the Union Address Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Dec. 11, 2015 Hirono Successfully Advocates For Improvements To Veterans' Services Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
Dec. 3, 2015 Hirono Fights to Protect Health Care Access for Hawaii Women and Families Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
Dec. 2, 2015 Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, D.C
Dec. 2, 2015 Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Dec. 2, 2015 Hirono Opposes Attacks on Women's Health in Budget Reconciliation Bill Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
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 Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
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 Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Oct. 8, 2015 Ernst, Hirono Introduce VETS Act Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2015 Blumenthal, Senate Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Raise Smoking Age to 21 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. 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 Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
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 Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
July 30, 2015 Hawai'i Congressional Delegation Announces $14.2 Million to Support Affordable Housing Programs and Address Homelessness in Hawai'i Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
July 30, 2015 Hawai'i Congressional Delegation Announces $14.2 Million to Support Affordable Housing Programs and Address Homelessness in Hawai'i Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
July 30, 2015 Hawai'i Congressional Delegation Announces $14. Million to Support Affordable Housing Programs and Address Homelessness in Hawai'i Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
July 30, 2015 Hawai'i Congressional Delegation Announces $14. Million to Support Affordable Housing Programs and Address Homelessness in Hawai'i Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
July 30, 2015 Hawai'i Congressional Delegation Announces $14.2 Million to Support Affordable Housing Programs and Address Homelessness in Hawai'i Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
July 17, 2015 Hirono & Ernst Fight To Help Improve Seniors' Access To Care With New Bipartisan Legislation Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
July 17, 2015 Hirono & Ernst Fight To Help Improve Seniors' Access To Care With New Bipartisan Legislation Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington DC
July 14, 2015 Letter to The Food and Drug Administration - Science-Based Blood Donation Policy Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
June 30, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Care Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 25, 2015 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Bats Against Cancer for Kapi"olani Children's Miracle Network Champion Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
May 21, 2015 Letter to Colleagues - Prevention and Public Health Fund Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
May 18, 2015 Hawai'i Delegation Announces $2.8 Million to Support Housing Opportunities for Those Living with HIV/AIDS Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
May 18, 2015 Hawai'i Delegation Announces $2.8 Million to Support Housing Opportunities for Those Living with HIV/AIDS Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
May 18, 2015 Hawai'i Delegation Announces $2.8 Million to Support Housing Opportunities for Those Living with HIV/AIDS Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
May 8, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Ensure Coverage for Critical Mental Health Care Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
May 7, 2015 Letter to Jim Inhofe, Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Barbara Boxer, Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee - Promoting Safety for Users of the National Transportation System Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
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 Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
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