March 24, 2023
U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, questioned General Glen VanHerck, Commander of the U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) and North American Aerospace Defense Command, on the need for a robust, unified plan for missile defense of Hawaii during a full committee hearing.
"General VanHerck, you are respon… Continue Reading
March 23, 2023
Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin urging the Department of Defense (DOD) to clarify the Department's parental leave policy and establish a consistent standard of care across all branches o… Continue Reading
March 23, 2023
Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) joined eleven of her Senate colleagues in a letter to the Vice Chair for Supervision of the Federal Reserve (Fed) Michael Barr, calling on him to exercise the Fed's authority to apply stronger regulation and supervision to banks with assets totaling $100 to $250 billion. The letter was led by Senator Elizabeth Warren … Continue Reading
February 18, 2023
U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono questioned a panel of experts about military infrastructure in the Pacific during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Wednesday.
The Pentagon is looking to beef up its military presence in the Pacific, and recently signed new basing agreements with Japan and the Philippines as regional tensions simmer with China a… Continue Reading
February 02, 2023
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January 30, 2023
Hawai'i's U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono joined colleagues in introducing a bill that would expand access to longterm care, enabling older adults and people with disabilities to receive quality care while remaining in their communities.
The Better Care Better Jobs Act would enhance Medicare funding for home care, helping many of the 650,000-plus peopl… Continue Reading