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Sen. Hirono Comments on State of Union Address

January 13, 2016, 9:58 AM HST
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Sen. Mazie Hirono and Sierra Schmitz. Photo provided by Sen. Mazie Hirono's office.

Sen. Mazie Hirono and Sierra Schmitz. Photo provided by Sen. Mazie Hirono’s office.

Sen. Mazie K. Hirono released the following statement, commending President Obama’s final State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 12:

“Tonight, President Obama laid out how far our country has come since he took office in 2009 and the road that lies ahead. The president emphasized that quality education is a key part in the continued success of our country.

“My guest, Sierra Schmitz, is one of millions of students who are struggling to afford a college education.

“Large financial debt shouldn’t be a burden on the futures of our students. We must work to make their paths a little easier.

“The president also reminded us that we all have a part to play in shaping America’s future. And he’s right. We have a lot left to do like passing comprehensive immigration reform, closing the pay gap and raising the minimum wage. Working together, we can continue to ensure that America will remain the land of opportunity for all.”

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