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May 17, 2019

Schatz Introduces Bill to Fight Child Pornography

Sen. Schatz reintroduced a bill that would help the Pentagon prohibit the use of the Defense Department’s network to "possess, procure, and produce" child pornography.
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April 14, 2019

Schatz Introduces Federal Paid Family Leave Act

Senator Schatz introduced the Federal Employees Paid Leave Act, legislation that would provide federal employees 12 weeks of paid family leave.
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November 13, 2018

Schatz Calls for Investigation of Voter Suppression

U.S. Senators Brian Schatz and Cory Booker have called on the Department of Justice to investigate numerous reports of possible voter suppression in the gubernatorial election in Georgia.
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September 01, 2016

Hirono Denounces Trump’s Immigration Speech as “Bizarre, Offensive”

US Senator Mazie K. Hirono took to Twitter to fire back at Donald Trump after his latest speech on immigration. As the only immigrant currently serving in the US Senate, Senator Hirono has been the leading advocate for family unity in fixing what she called a “broken immigration system.” As a member of the Senate... Read more »
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January 27, 2010

Maui Memorial Gets Federal Funds for Simulation Training Lab

Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC) is the recipient of a $188,100 Federal Grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) for the development of a simulation and robotics laboratory. The grant was facilitated through Sen. Daniel Inouye’s office and will allow MMMC to develop a simulation lab for team training of high-risk clinical scenarios.... Read more »
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January 21, 2010

Mayor Tavares Meets with Obama and Economic Advisory Team

Mayor Charmaine Tavares is scheduled to meet with President Obama and members of his economic advisory team today, Thursday, January 21, 2010.  The discussion is part of the 78th meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors that is focusing on economic conditions, unemployment, transportation and jobs. The conference runs through Friday, January 22, 2010 in... Read more »
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October 12, 2009

Honolulu Rail Transit Project Enters Engineering Phase

Honolulu’s Rail Transit Project reached what is being called a “critical federal milestone” today.  The Federal Transit Administration (“FTA”) approved the project application to enter Preliminary Engineering. U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye, who made the announcement said, “The competition for Preliminary Engineering among our nation’s cities is fierce.  This approval is, in large part, a... Read more »
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August 25, 2009

INOUYE ANNOUNCES $7.6 MILLION FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN EDUCATION

Hawaii is set to receive more than $7.6 million for Native Hawaiian education initiatives including cultural programs, curriculum expansion, tutoring, and resource development.  In announcing the funds, U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye said the money will come through a series of 14 grants from the U.S. Department of Education. The largest appropriation of $1,016,255 goes... Read more »
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August 06, 2009

AKAKA HOPES BILL ADDRESS LINGERING ISSUES OF OVERTHROW

U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka offered testimony today in support of the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, also known as the Akaka Bill. In his address Akaka called the status of Native Hawaiians unique saying, “Even after the Native Hawaiian government was illegally overthrown, the Native Hawaiian people never gave up their expression of political status... Read more »
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August 06, 2009

INOUYE TESTIFIES ON AKAKA BILL & STATUS OF NATIVE HAWAIIAN RECOGNITION

U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye offered testimony today in support of the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, also known as the Akaka Bill. In his address during today’s hearing, Inouye said that reconciliation is long overdue. “As one who has served the citizens of Hawaii for over 50 years, as a member of the Territorial Legislature,... Read more »
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July 25, 2009

STEM EDUCATION FOCUS OF MEDB FUNDRAISER

A fundraiser will be held in August to benefit Maui Economic Development Board’s Ke Alahele Education Fund for students and educators involved or interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. The fund was established in 2006 to stimulate community investment to broaden career pathways for residents of Maui County. To date, more than... Read more »
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July 10, 2009

FIRST FEMALE NOMINATED TO FILL HAWAII’S U.S. ATTORNEY POST

President Barack Obama today announced his intent to nominate Florence T. Nakakuni as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii.  Nakakuni becomes the first female to be nominated for the post.  The 57-year-old federal prosecutor has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the past 24 years. She presently serves as Chief of the Drug... Read more »
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April 01, 2009

KALAUPAPA MEMORIAL AMONG ITEMS APPROVED BY OBAMA

President Obama signed a bill into law that includes provisions for a memorial at Kalaupapa, an advisory commission for Kaloko-Honokohau, and funding for the National Tropical Botanical Garden. U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka praised the enactment of the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 (H.R. 146), following his attendance at the Presidential signing ceremony... Read more »
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January 15, 2009

KALAUPAPA MEMORIAL, HANA BOTANICAL GARDENS INCLUDED IN PUBLIC LANDS BILL

U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka today voted to support the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 (S. 22), a bipartisan package of over 160 bills that includes legislation supporting the establishment of a memorial honoring Hansen’s disease patients of Kalaupapa.  The bill also supports funding in the amount of $5 million over 10 years... Read more »
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