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Aug. 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Julian Castro, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development - End Local Nuisance Ordinances That Endanger Domestic Violence Survivors Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Aug. 12, 2016 Hirono Invites U.S. Patent and Trademark Regional Director To Assist Hawaii Innovators, Small Businesses Sen. Mazie Hirono Honolulu, HI
Aug. 10, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services; the Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services; the Honorable Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services and the Honorable Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Armed Services - Support the Afghan Special Immigration Visa Program Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
Aug. 4, 2016 Schatz Fires Back at Trump's Latest Proposal to Ban Filipino Immigrants Sen. Brian Schatz Honolulu, HI
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. 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 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 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
Aug. 3, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Waters, Conyers, Johnson Lead Over 60 House Democrats in Letter Supporting CFPB Arbitration Proposal Rep. Tulsi Gabbard 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
Aug. 3, 2016 Hirono Kicks off Small Business Committee Field Hearing on Growing Hawaii's STEM Pipeline with Visit to Farrington High School Sen. Mazie Hirono Honolulu, HI
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John B. King Jr., Secretary of Education - More to Do to Further Strengthen Education Dept. Rule For Debt Relief in Higher Education Sen. Brian Schatz Unknown
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture - Revise SNAP Rule Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education - More to Do to Further Strengthen Education Dept. Rule For Debt Relief in Higher Education Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
July 28, 2016 Letter to Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator - McCaskill, Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Obama Administration to Support Job-Creating Biodiesel Production Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
July 28, 2016 Speech by Democratic Women of the Senate at the 2016 Democratic Party Convention Sen. Mazie Hirono Philadelphia, PA
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 21, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Support Biodiesel, Help Create Jobs Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
July 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Support Biodiesel, Help Create Jobs Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
July 21, 2016 Boozman Introduces Legislation to Protect Veterans Housing Programs Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
July 21, 2016 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Announces $8.8 Million For Early Childhood Education Programs in Hawai"i Rep. Tulsi Gabbard 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 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Promote Diversity at Federal Land Management Agencies Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
July 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Promote Diversity at Federal Land Management Agencies Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
July 19, 2016 Hirono Encourages Students to Pursue STEM Fields at NOAA Science Camp Sen. Mazie Hirono https://www.hirono.senate.gov/press-releases/hirono-encourages-students-to-pursue-stem-fields-at-noaa-science-camp
July 18, 2016 Obama Administration to Hold Public Meetings on Proposed Expansion of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument 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. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
July 15, 2016 Hirono to Push for Hawaii Priorities, Asia-Pacific Rebalance Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
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 Senate Passes Heller-Hirono Legislation Awarding Congressional Gold Medal to WWII Filipino Veterans Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Lawmakers Criticize Industry-Sponsored GMO Bill Rep. Tulsi Gabbard 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 14, 2016 Schatz, Wicker Unveil New Rural Telehealth Proposal Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 95th Anniversary of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act Sen. Mazie Hirono 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 Wicker, Schatz Unveil New Rural Telehealth Proposal Sen. Brian Schatz 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 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 Bipartisan House Members Announce Fourth Amendment Caucus Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Senate Unanimously Approves Hirono Bill To Award Filipino World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
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 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 13, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016--Conference Report-- 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 12, 2016 Schatz Statement on South China Sea Ruling Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016--Conference Report-- Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Heller Supports Bipartisan Bill To Create Tax Credit For Energy Storage Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Letter to Chairman John McCain and Ranking Member Jack Reed of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Protect Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces in Defense Bill Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Heller Supports Bipartisan Bill To Create Tax Credit For Energy Storage Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Letter to Chairman John McCain and Ranking Member Jack Reed of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Protect Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces in Defense Bill Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Hirono Statement On S.764 Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
July 7, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Wyden, Senate Dems: VA Must Do More to Prevent and Correct Abuse of Veterans in Higher Education Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Wyden, Senate Dems: VA Must Do More to Prevent and Correct Abuse of Veterans in Higher Education Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Slaughter Unveils Legislation To Bolster Title IX, Gender Equity In Education Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Schatz, Blumenthal, Wyden, Merkley, Booker Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Reduce Food Waste Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Votes Against Weakening Consumer Protections Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Votes for Bipartisan Mental Health Reform Measure Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Senate GMO Bill Creates Illusion of Transparency 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
July 2, 2016 Hirono Hosts Outreach Event To Assist Filipino World War II Veterans Reunite With Their Families Sen. Mazie Hirono Honolulu, HI
July 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John B. King, Jr., Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, and The Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice - Hold Colleges & Universities Accountable for Underreporting Sexual Violence on Campus Sen. Brian Schatz Unknown
July 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John B. King, Jr., Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, and The Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice - Hold Colleges & Universities Accountable for Underreporting Sexual Violence on Campus Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
June 30, 2016 Blumenthal, Schatz, Wyden, Merkley, Booker Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Reduce Food Waste Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 30, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman, Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee - Restore Export-Import Bank to Full Strength Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
June 30, 2016 Senators Introduce Legislation to Restore Educational Opportunity for Incarcerated Americans Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 30, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman, Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee - Restore Export-Import Bank to Full Strength Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 29, 2016 Senate Appropriations Committee Approves $16.7 Million for East-West Center Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 28, 2016 Hirono: Singapore's Inclusion In Global Entry Is Good For Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
June 28, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016--Conference Report Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
June 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Call to Establish a Strong Renewable Fuel Standard Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
June 27, 2016 Honolulu Airport to Receive New CBP Staffing to Decrease Airport Wait Times, Improve Visitor Experience Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Call to Establish a Strong Renewable Fuel Standard Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 27, 2016 Hirono: Whole Woman's Health Ruling A Victory For Women & Access To Fundamental Health Care Services Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
June 24, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency - Bipartisan Group of 39 Senators in Calling for a Strong Renewable Fuel Standard for 2017 Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 24, 2016 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Terrorists from Buying Firearms Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
June 24, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Gayle Smith, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development - Support LGBT Rights Around the World Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
June 24, 2016 Markey Joins U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Workplace Protections Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 24, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency - Bipartisan Group of 39 Senators in Calling for a Strong Renewable Fuel Standard for 2017 Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
June 24, 2016 Rep. Thompson, Moulton, Curbelo, Bipartisan Group of Members Introduce Legislation to Prevent Terrorists From Buying Firearms Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Hirono: Court's Deadlock Denies Hope & Opportunity To Millions Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Letter to Renata Hesse, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice- Blumenthal, Franken, Warren Brown, Markey, Feinstein, Hirono Call on DOJ to Block Proposed Health Insurer Mergers Sen. Mazie Hirono 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 22, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education - Close For-Profit College Loophole Impacting Servicemembers, Veterans and Taxpayers 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 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 Hirono: Victims Of Gun Violence Deserve More Than Empty Promises Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
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 Schatz Renews Call For Action On Gun Violence As Senate Republicans Block Commonsense Gun Safety Regulations Sen. Brian Schatz Unknown
June 20, 2016 Hatch Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Facilitate Research on the Medical Value of Marijuana Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 17, 2016 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Praises Collaboration to Assist Displaced Maui Workers Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Wailuku, HI
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 16, 2016 Hirono, Senate Democrats Unveil Proposal To Boost Funding For Programs to Reduce and Respond to Hate Crimes, Community Conflict Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 House Adopts Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Amendment Funding $5 Million for Hawaii Missile Defense Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Schatz Proposes Creation of World's Largest Marine Protected Area Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 In Response to Attacks in Orlando, Senate Democrats Unveil New Proposal to Fully Fund Dept. of Justice Programs that Protect All Americans from Discrimination, Strengthen Enforcement of Civil Rights and Hate Crime Laws and Prevent Targeted Attacks Driven by Hatred Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
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