Congresswoman Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) is returning to Washington, DC this weekend to vote for $39.3 million in federal funding for education in Hawaii.
"This bill cannot wait until our originally scheduled return to DC in six weeks. This legislation that will protect hundreds of Hawaii teachers' jobs as well as numerous other education jobs," said Congresswoman Hirono, member of the House Education and Labor Committee. "This funding will enable the State Department of Education to strengthen resources throughout our system to support student learning."
The U.S. House of Representatives will be back in session next week to vote on H.R. 1586, the House version of a $26 billion emergency legislation passed today by the U.S. Senate. The House vote is scheduled for Tuesday. If approved, the measure will go to the White House for the President's signature.