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February 02, 2016

Hirono Nominates 3 Maui Students to 2020 US Service Academies

Three Maui students are among a list of 46 across the state nominated to US military service academies by US Senator Mazie Hirono for the Class of 2020.
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January 19, 2016

Hirono Applauds Supreme Court’s Decision To Hear Immigration Case

Hirono said the US Supreme Court's decision to hear arguments in the US v Texas case is, "a step forward for the millions of undocumented immigrants who remain trapped in the shadows.”
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January 15, 2016

Hirono Returns From Middle East Meetings

One year after supporting the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the Iran Nuclear Deal), Sen. Mazie K. Hirono traveled to the Middle East to discuss JCPOA’s implementation and broader security challenges in the region.
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January 13, 2016

Sen. Hirono Comments on State of Union Address

The president emphasized that quality education is a key part in the continued success of our country.
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December 18, 2015

Hirono: Top 10 Reasons the Federal Budget Bill Will Benefit Hawaiʻi

Hirono today supported the bipartisan omnibus package, a $1.1 trillion bill that funds the government, including a number of programs that will help Hawaii families, through September.
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July 30, 2015

Hirono: “While Imperfect, Highway Bill Will Increase Funding For Hawaiʻi”

Under the transportation bill, Hawaiʻi’s highway funding increases from a current level of $163 million to $171 million in the first year of the bill, a nearly 5% increase, and up to $197 million in fiscal year 2021, a 20% increase from current funding levels. According to Hirono, the bill in its current form does not provide funding for the full six years.
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July 09, 2015

UPDATE: Hawai‘i Congress & Governor Comment on Army Reduction Plans

Today, the U.S. Army announced plans to reduce its end-strength by 40,000 soldiers over the next two years, shrinking Schofield Barracks by 1,214 soldiers (from 15,687 to 14,473) and Fort Shafter by 229 soldiers (from 2,233 to 2,004) by the end of fiscal year 2017.
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May 22, 2015

Maui Head Start Program Receives $2 M Federal Grant

The US Department of Health and Human Services will be awarding Maui Economic Opportunity with a $2.01 million grant for its Head Start services for eligible children and families in Maui County.
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May 19, 2015

Maui AIDS Foundation to Receive $1.4 M for Rental Assistance

The Maui AIDS Foundation will receive $1,441,159 to provide tenant-based rental assistance to 45 households.
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February 19, 2015

Honouliuli to be Designated as National Monument

President Barack Obama will designate the Honouliuli Internment Camp as a National Monument. The news was confirmed by the White House this week, and is one of three sites in the nation identified as new National Monuments.
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February 11, 2015

Hawaiʻi Senators Respond to Military Force Authorization Against ISIL

US Senators Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono of Hawaiʻi today issued statements in response to the Administration's proposed authorization for use of military force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or ISIL. Both expressed support for the authorization of force, but want the President to refrain from activating ground troops.
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February 11, 2015

Improvements Introduced to Native Hawaiian Education Act

The Hawaiʻi Congressional Delegation today introduced a bipartisan bill that seeks to extend and improve the Native Hawaiian Education Act, an existing program that is aimed at creating educational opportunities for Native Hawaiian children and families.
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January 07, 2015

Kīhei Charter Student to Participate in Senate Page Program

Kīhei Charter School junior Conner Jones has been accepted to the highly selective US Senate Page program.
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September 11, 2014

Maui Nonprofit Gets Grant $2.1 M For Native Hawaiian Education

Maui Family Support Service, Inc. will receive a $2.1 million, three year grant from the Native Hawaiian Education Program. It is one of 24 grant recipients included in a larger appropriation for programs and institutions of higher education that serve Native Hawaiian communities.
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August 01, 2014

Federal Grant Supports Maui’s Hui No Ke Ola Pono

Hui No Ke Ola Pono on Maui is among a list of six Native Hawaiian health care centers in the state that will receive a share of more than $12.3 million in federal grand funds from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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