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June 12, 2017

9th Circuit Upholds Block on Travel Ban, Hawaiʻi v. Trump Heads to High Court

The Ninth Circuit Court of appeals today upheld a decision blocking President Donald Trump's revised Muslim travel ban.
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June 01, 2017

Trump Withdraws from Paris Climate Change Agreement

President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Change Agreement has prompted reaction from Hawaii leaders who are "appalled and disappointed."
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May 31, 2017

Schatz Calls on FBI to Investigate Reported Cyberattacks on FCC

Sen. Schatz said these cyberattacks may have prevented the public from accessing and commenting on the FCC’s net neutrality proceeding.
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May 27, 2017

Maui to Get $1M in Federal Funds for Head Start

Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. will receive an HHS grant of $1,047,514 to help fund 13 Head Start centers on Maui and Moloka‘i.
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May 26, 2017

Legislation Seeks to Save Hawai‘i’s Essential Air Service from Cuts

Essential Air Service was used by 20,000 people in Hawaiʻi last year alone, and is vital to the communities like Kalaupapa and Waimea.
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May 24, 2017

Bill Seeks to Expedite Visas for Kids of Filipino WWII Veterans

Hawaii’s congressional leaders joined in introducing the Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act to expedite the visa process for kids of Filipino WWII vets.
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May 23, 2017

Hawaii Senator: Trump Budget Proposal “Dead on Arrival”

US Senator Brian Schatz was among those from Hawaii who denounced President Donald Trump’s budget proposal and immediately labeled it “dead on arrival.”
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May 18, 2017

Schatz Seeks Improved In-Flight Child Safety

Senator Schatz joined in introducing the Airplane Kids In Transition Safety Act, which directs the FAA to update regulations to better serve children in-flight.
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May 11, 2017

Schatz Urges Trump to Fill 100 Senior State Department Vacancies

Sen. Schatz said the positions are currently unfilled, but are critical to an effective US foreign policy. He joined six colleagues in writing to Trump.
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May 01, 2017

Appropriations Deal Includes Funds for Maui Space Surveillance System

Maui Space Surveillance System will receive $11.7 million under a new spending deal reached by congressional appropriators last night.
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April 21, 2017

Schatz Slams Sessions Over “Offensive Comments” About Hawaiʻi

"This is an insult to the people of the State of Hawai‘i," Sen. Schatz said in response to his comments about Hawaiʻi being "an island in the Pacific."
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April 07, 2017

US Launches Cruise Missile Strike in Syria, Hawaiʻi Congressional Leaders React

At the direction of President Donald Trump, US forces conducted a cruise missile strike against a Syrian Air Force airfield on Wednesday. Hawaiʻi congressional
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March 15, 2017

Hawaiʻi Judge Issues Nationwide Stay on Travel Ban

US District Court Judge Derrick Watson of Hawaiʻi today issued a nationwide stay, temporarily preventing the Trump Administration’s travel ban from going...
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March 06, 2017

Hawaiʻi Delegates React to New Executive Order Travel Ban

Delegates from around Hawaiʻi responded with statements against the new executive order that bans refugees and immigrants from certain Muslim-majority nations.
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March 02, 2017

Sen. Schatz Updates: Leadership, Affordable Care and Youth Service Academies

US Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaiʻi has been named the Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs.
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