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October 25, 2019

Gabbard Will Not Seek Re-Election to House, Focusing on Presidential Race

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard announced that she will not seek re-election to the US House of Representatives and will continue to focus her efforts on her campaign for President.
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April 11, 2019

Gabbard Attains 65K Unique Donors, Threshold to Join Debates

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign for President announced that it has surpassed the threshold of 65,000 unique donors required join the Democratic debates.
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January 18, 2019

Rep. Gabbard Introduces Burn Pits Legislation in Congress

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard today introduced legislation to evaluate the exposure of US servicemembers to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals.
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January 03, 2019

Study: Hawai‘i 4th Most Affected by Government Shutdown

Hawaiʻi is ranked 4th in the nation for the locations most affected by the latest federal government shutdown.
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December 24, 2018

Brian Schatz’s Government Data Transparency Bill Passes US Senate

The US Senate unanimously approved legislation introduced by US Senators Brian Schatz and Ben Sasse that would publish public information for individuals, organizations, and government offices to use.
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October 04, 2018

Legislation Prevents Shrinking Seat Sizes, Legroom on Airplanes

US Senator Brian Schatz of Hawai‘i recently voted to help pass legislation to keep seats and legroom space on airplanes from shrinking.
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July 20, 2018

Hirono Introduces Bill to Prioritize Native Plants

Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai‘i) introduced the Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration, and Promotion Act. 
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June 06, 2018

Paris Climate Accord: Senators Reflect on Past Year

Senators Schatz, Markey, Whitehouse Release Summary Of The Past Year In Climate Action In The Wake Of Trump Announcement Of Withdrawal From International Agreement
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May 18, 2018

Senate Passes Hirono Bill to Strengthen Volcano Monitoring Capabilities

Senators Mazie K. Hirono, Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) secured the passage of S. 346, the National Volcano Early Warning and Monitoring System Act.
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February 09, 2018

Overnight Government Shutdown Ends

A short-lived federal government shutdown ended this morning, hours after it had started. Hawaiʻi is home to over 33,000 federal civilian employees.
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January 23, 2018

Government Shutdown Ends: Haleakalā National Park is Open for Sunrise

Haleakalā National Park is open for sunrise viewing today following a nearly three day federal government shutdown.
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January 22, 2018

BREAKING: Senate Votes 81-18 to End Government Shutdown

The Senate has voted 81-18 in favor of advancing a bill to end a federal government shutdown that went into effect early Saturday morning.
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January 09, 2017

Senator Schatz Elevated to Chief Deputy Whip

Schatz and Booker, two of the youngest members of the Senate, will serve as Chief Deputy Whips, a role that gives them a greater input in shaping policy.
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January 05, 2010

OHA To Host TV Specials On Akaka Bill

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs will host two live television specials this month focusing on the “Akaka Bill” more formally known as the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009. OHA hopes to use the airings as a way to better inform the public about the measure that is now before the U.S. Senate and... Read more »
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January 13, 2009

Lingle Makes Major Mistakes

For the longest time, I was convinced that Linda Lingle was a slam dunk to eventually make a successful run for the US Senate whenever one of the two aging Dans – Inouye and Akaka — retired. Although Hawaii is definitely a Democratic state, Lingle has repeatedly shown she could attract votes although she is... Read more »
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