October 12, 2016

Hirono Addresses Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement

Senator Mazie K. Hirono renewed her commitment to the Native Hawaiian community at the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement’s annual convention.

“The Native Hawaiian community has made significant strides in growing culturally significant and relevant initiatives that benefit families across Hawaii,” said Senator Hirono. “However, there is still work to be done. Federal programs that improve educational opportunities, access to health care, and housing demonstrate the federal government’s commitment to the Native Hawaiian community and must continue.”

Senator Hirono is a strong advocate in protecting federal programs that benefit the Native Hawaiian community. In the recent renewal of federal K-12 education laws, the Every Student Succeeds Act, Senator Hirono fought to protect federal grants for Native Hawaiian education programs.