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March 31, 2017 Waters and 40 Democratic Members Unite in Their Fight to Protect the Consumer Bureau Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
March 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rod Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, U.S. Dept. of Justice - Sessions Recusal and Intel Report on Russian Cyberattacks Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
March 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Protect the White House Tribal Nations Conference and Council on Native American Affairs Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
March 3, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General Department of Justice - Feinstein, Colleagues Request DOJ Inspector General Investigation on Sessions Recusal Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Senate Indian Affairs Committee Democrats Secure Exemption from Federal Hiring Freeze for Indian Health Services Staff Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Requesting Information on the Recent Reorganization of the National Security Council to Include President Trump's Chief Political Strategist Steve Bannon as a Regular Attendee of NSC Principals Committee Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense, the Hon. Wade Warren, Acting Adminstrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development - Deep Concerns about Reports that the Trump Administration Plans to Restructure U.S. Government Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Jan. 31, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Your Hiring Freeze is Hurting Indian Country Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Calling for Exemption of Federal Hiring Freeze for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard & Navy Shipyards Around the Country Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Calling for Exemption of Federal Hiring Freeze for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard & Navy Shipyards Around the Country Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Jan. 19, 2017 Schatz Applauds Official Designation Of He"eia National Estuarine Research Reserve Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Jan. 13, 2017 Letter to Tom Perez, Secretary of Labor and David Weil, Administrator of Wage and Hour Division - Fulfill FOIA Request of Trump Nominee Labor Violations Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington,DC
Jan. 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan - Cease Attacks on Women's Health and Medical Research Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
Jan. 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan - Cease Attacks on Women's Health and Medical Research Rep. Colleen Hanabusa Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2016 Letter to the Hon Ashton Carter, Secretary, Department of Defense - Regarding Recoupment of Bonuses Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Accountability on DoD Travel Card Abuse and Waste Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
July 18, 2016 Obama Administration to Hold Public Meetings on Proposed Expansion of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Sen. Brian Schatz Honolulu, HI
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 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 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 10, 2016 Letter to Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray, Respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Murphy, Capito Lead Bipartisan Group of Senators in Urging Greater Focus on Access to Care, Reducing High Out-of-Pocket Costs for Patients with Chronic Diseases Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Murphy, Blumenthal Join Senate Colleagues in Calling for Halt to Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Murphy, Blumenthal Join Senate Colleagues in Calling for Halt to Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Hirono Connects Hawaii Businesses With Top Federal Policy Makers Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
June 6, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Following Insufficient Response from Secretary Carter, Blumenthal, Bipartisan Coalition of Senators Request President Obama Open an Independent Investigation into Alleged Efforts by Department of Defense to Mislead Congress on Military Sexual Assault Cases Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Janet Yellen, Chair, Federal Reserve Board of Governors - Calling for Diversity at the Federal Reserve Bank Sen. Mazie Hirono 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 26, 2016 Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Data Transparency Legislation Sen. Brian Schatz 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
March 8, 2016 Hawai'i Sea Grant to Receive Funding for Coastline Protection Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Feb. 24, 2016 Senate Resolution 373--Recognizing the Historical Significance of Executive Order 9066 and Expressing the Sense of the Senate That Policies That Discriminate Against Any Individual Based on the Actual or Perceived Race, Ethnicity, National Origin, or Religion of That Individual Would Be A Repetition of the Mistakes of Executive Order 9066 and Contrary to the Values of the United States Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Feb. 20, 2016 Hirono Promotes Newly Permanent Tax Credits For Middle Class Families Sen. Mazie Hirono Honolulu, HI
Feb. 3, 2016 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Supports Legislation to Fix Loophole in GI Bill Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
Jan. 21, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning an Unauthorized Search of Senate Committee Files Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington D.C.
Jan. 14, 2016 Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, Frank Guinta Introduce Legislation to Prevent VA Bonuses Without Performance Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
Jan. 13, 2016 Reps. Gabbard and Guinta Team to Prevent Veterans Administration Bonuses Without Performance Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
Jan. 8, 2016 Letter to Thad Cochran, Senate Appropriations Chairman, Barbara Mikulski, Senate Appropriations Vice-Chairwoman, Roy Blunt, Senate Labor-HHS-Education Subcommitte Appropriations Chairman, and Patty Murray, Senate Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee Appropriations Ranking Member - Funds for Research into the Causes and Prevention of Gun Violence Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Dec. 19, 2015 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Votes to Avert Government Shutdown, Grow Our Economy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
Dec. 16, 2015 Schatz Statement on FCC Funding Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2015 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman of Committee on Appropriations and Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of Committee on Appropriations - Concerns Surrounding Divisive Policy in Must Pass Legislation Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2015 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman of Committee on Appropriations and Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of Committee on Appropriations - Concerns Surrounding Divisive Policy in Must Pass Legislation Sen. Mazie Hirono 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. 8, 2015 Star Advertiser - Gabbard Says Wait Time at VA Exposed Failures Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Unknown
Oct. 23, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Raising the Debt Ceiling Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
Oct. 13, 2015 Fox News "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren"- Transcript: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Doubles Down on Claim She Was Disinvited from Democratic Debate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Unknown
Oct. 12, 2015 CNN "The Situation Room" - Transcript: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard on the DNC and the Middle East Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Unknown
Oct. 9, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Hold Benefits Bureaucrats Accountable for "Shockingly Unethical' Misuse of Funds Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2015 Senators Introduce Iran Policy Oversight Act of 2015 Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Sept. 24, 2015 Hirono: Keeping Government Open Should Not Be Tied To Women's Health Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
Sept. 18, 2015 Democrats Push to Keep Federal Workers on the Job Despite Threats of a Shutdown Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2015 Cardin Pushes to Keep Federal Workers on the Job Despite Threats of a Shutdown Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2015 Mikulski, Cardin, Senate Colleagues Push to Keep Federal Workers on the Job Despite Threats of Shutdown Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2015 Mikulski, Schatz Introduce Legislation to Provide Working Parents with Paid Leave Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 23, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Executive Order Requiring Disclosure of Political Spending by Government Contractors Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
June 11, 2015 Senators Heller and Schatz Bipartisan Bill on FCC Passes Senate Unanimously Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
June 5, 2015 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General - Derelict Vessel Response Policies Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
June 5, 2015 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General - Derelict Vessel Response Policies Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
May 21, 2015 The Garden Island - Mistaken for Dead Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
April 24, 2015 Civil Beat - Hirono Should Continue to Resist Efforts to Weaken FOIA Law Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
April 20, 2015 Letter to Aashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Making the Department of Defense Fully Auditable Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
March 16, 2015 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Joins SXSW Panel On Millennials In Politics Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
Feb. 27, 2015 Hirono: It's Speaker Boehner's Responsibility to End this Manufactures Crisis & Send a Clean Department of Homeland Security Bill to the President 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
June 19, 2014 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
May 22, 2014 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Gutted USA FREEDOM Act Fails to Uphold Civil Liberties Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
May 22, 2014 Hanabusa Votes Against Watered-Down Version of USA FREEDOM Act Rep. Colleen Hanabusa Washington, DC
March 27, 2014 Hirono to Chair Judiciary Subcommittee Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
March 6, 2014 US Rep. Hanabusa Votes Against Undercutting Responsible Federal Environmental Review and Permitting Processes Rep. Colleen Hanabusa Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2014 Hanabusa Votes Against Bill That Would Give Corporations Unfair Advantage in Federal Rule-Making Process Rep. Colleen Hanabusa Washington, DC
Feb. 27, 2014 Hanabusa Votes to Protect the Health and Safety of Hawaii's Families and Environment Rep. Colleen Hanabusa Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Reveal Top Line Intelligence Spending Levels in FY2015 Budget Rep. Colleen Hanabusa Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2013 CNN "State of the Union with Candy Crowley" - Transcript: The Future Caucus Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
Oct. 30, 2013 USA Today - Should Congress Yield Control of the Debt Limit? Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Oct. 29, 2013 Boxer, Schumer, Hirono Announce Legislation to Take the Threat of Default Off the Table for Good - Plan Would Allow Congress to Disapprove Debt Ceiling Increases Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Oct. 25, 2013 Hirono Returns to Hawaii Listens to Organizations and Families Impacted by Government Shutdown Sen. Mazie Hirono Honolulu, HI
Oct. 16, 2013 Hanabusa Votes to Pass Debt Ceiling Deal Rep. Colleen Hanabusa Washington, DC
Oct. 16, 2013 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Votes to Protect Economy by Re-Opening Government, Preventing Default Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington, DC
Oct. 16, 2013 We Must Stay Our Course Rep. Colleen Hanabusa Washington, DC
Oct. 16, 2013 Two Week Government Shutdown Hurt Hawaii Businesses And Cost Economy Billions Sen. Mazie Hirono http://www.hirono.senate.gov/press-releases/hirono-votes-to-end-government-shutdown-and-pay-nations-bills
Oct. 16, 2013 Time - Women Are the Only Adults Left in Washington Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Oct. 16, 2013 Schatz Votes for Deal to Reopen Government, Prevent Default Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Oct. 14, 2013 Hanabusa Votes Against Another Republican Effort at Piecemeal Funding of Government Rep. Colleen Hanabusa Washington, DC
Oct. 13, 2013 Schatz Calls Out Supposed Conservatives for Hurting Economy, Middle- Class Families Sen. Brian Schatz Washington, DC
Oct. 13, 2013 Default Prevention Act of 2013-- Motion to Proceed-- Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Oct. 12, 2013 The People's Right to Representative Government Rep. Colleen Hanabusa Washington, DC
Oct. 11, 2013 Honolulu Civil Beat - Hawaii Delegates Frustrated by Federal Shutdown Gridlock Sen. Brian Schatz Unknown
Oct. 11, 2013 Hanabusa Votes Against 9th Attempt to Reopen Government in Pieces Rep. Colleen Hanabusa Washington, DC
Oct. 11, 2013 Honolulu Civil Beat - Hawaii Delegates Frustrated by Federal Shutdown Gridlock Rep. Colleen Hanabusa Unknown
Oct. 11, 2013 Honolulu Civil Beat - Hawaii Delegates Frustrated by Federal Shutdown Gridlock Sen. Mazie Hirono Unknown
Oct. 11, 2013 Honolulu Civil Beat - Hawaii Delegates Frustrated by Federal Shutdown Gridlock Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Unknown
Oct. 11, 2013 Statement on the Pentagon's Announcement that 95% of Defense Civilian Employees are Back on the Job Rep. Colleen Hanabusa Washington, DC
Oct. 10, 2013 Hanabusa Efforts Help Keep Defense Contractors on the Job Rep. Colleen Hanabusa Washington, DC
Oct. 10, 2013 Hanabusa Votes Against 8th Attempt to Reopen Government in Peices Rep. Colleen Hanabusa Washington, DC
Oct. 9, 2013 Hanabusa Votes Against 7th Attempt to Reopen Government in Pieces Rep. Colleen Hanabusa Washington, DC
Oct. 9, 2013 Hanabusa Votes to Ensure the Families of Fallen Troops Receive Death Benefits During Shutdown Rep. Colleen Hanabusa Washington, DC
Oct. 9, 2013 Hawaii News Now - Furlough Foul-up Affects 20,000 Hawaii Workers Rep. Colleen Hanabusa Honolulu, HI
Oct. 9, 2013 Hanabusa Votes to Fund Death Benefits for Families of Fallen Troops Rep. Colleen Hanabusa Washington, DC
Oct. 9, 2013 Continuing Appropriations Sen. Mazie Hirono Washington, DC
Oct. 8, 2013 Day 8 of the Federal Government Shutdown Rep. Colleen Hanabusa Washington, DC
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