Press Releases

September 2021
Hawaii to Receive Over $5 Million Grant to Increase Forest Resiliency
Hirono, Brownley Introduce Bill to Establish and Regularly Update Database of Veterans’ Demographic Data to Track Changing U.S. Veteran Population
Four Months After COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act Became Law, Hirono and Meng Ask DOJ for Updates on Implementation
Hirono Announces $28 Million in Department of Education Funding for Native Hawaiian Education Programs
August 2021
Hirono, Sullivan Introduce Bill to Reunite Korean Americans with Family Members in North Korea
Food Basket to Receive $5 Million Grant for DA BUX Program
Hirono Statement on Afghanistan
Hirono to IRS and Treasury: Make Sure Non-Filers Receive Expanded Child Tax Credit
Hirono: Budget Vote Sets the Stage to Support Working Families, Create Jobs, Address the Climate Crisis, Reduce Child Poverty
Hirono Votes to Pass $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill, Calls for Immediate Consideration of American Families Plan
Senators Hirono, Klobuchar, King, Smith, Merkley, Van Hollen Introduce Legislation to Address Maintenance Backlog at Agricultural Research Facilities
July 2021
Hirono Secures New Provisions to Strengthen Window Safety Protections for Children Living in Military Housing in FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act
Senator Hirono Secures $85 Million for HDR-H in Senate Armed Services Committee NDAA Markup for Fiscal Year 2022
Hirono Announces More than $74 Billion for Navy and Marine Corps Programs in FY2022 National Defense Authorization Act
Hirono Proposes New Investments to Improve Opportunities for Women and Minorities to Pursue STEM Careers, Reintroduces Legislation to Promote and Support Diversity in STEM Pipeline
June 2021
Hirono Introduces Bill to Make Key VA Information Accessible in 10 Most Common Non-English Languages
Hirono, Matsui Reintroduce Bicameral Bill to Boost Gender Equity in Education, Support Title IX
Hirono, Murray, Pocan, Scott Introduce Bill to Double Pell Grant, Make College More Affordable
May 2021
Hirono, Case, Womack Introduce Legislation to Restore Access Federal Benefits for COFA Citizens Legally Present in the United States
Hirono, Shaheen, Collins Call on President Biden to Take Immediate Action to Ensure Women’s Rights and Safety are Protected after Withdrawal from Afghanistan
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