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May 26, 2017

West Hawai‘i Health Center to Receive $1.2M+ Grant

Nearly $1.3 million will go to the West Hawai‘i Community Health Center, which offers healthcare for residents of Hawai‘i Island, regardless of income.
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April 26, 2017

Sen. Schatz Comments on FCC Chairman’s Proposal

"His proposal would take away the American people’s access to a free and open internet and give control to big corporations.”
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April 25, 2017

Sen. Schatz: ‘Jeff Sessions Doesn’t Get It’

Sen. Brian Schatz criticized U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his dismissive comments about Hawai‘i and U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson.
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April 24, 2017

UPDATE: 7.1 Quake Poses NO Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i

An earthquake which occurred at approximately 11:38 a.m. today off the coast of Central Chile was not large enough to cause a tsunami affecting Hawai‘i.
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April 19, 2017

Weather Research, Forecasting Legislation Becomes Law

President Donald Trump has signed into law H.R. 353, the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017.
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April 07, 2017

HI Legislators Comment on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria

Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, Sen. Brian Schatz and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard released statements regarding yesterday's U.S. airstrikes in Syria.
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April 05, 2017

Senators Demand Answers From New EPA Head

Senators sent a letter demanding that Pruitt clarifies new directives that would overturn well-established EPA procedures and undermine EPA’s mission...
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March 14, 2017

Sen. Schatz Opposes ‘Trumpcare’

Today, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) took to the Senate floor to oppose Trumpcare, legislation that would replace the Affordable Care Act.
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February 14, 2017

6-Week Paid Leave Act for Fed Employees

Although federal employees can take 12 weeks of unpaid leave to tend to medical and family issues, they do not receive any paid parental leave.
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January 31, 2017

Sen. Schatz Introduces Legislation in Support of Navy Shipyard Employees

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) and U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) introduced legislation that would exempt employees of Navy public shipyards and other employees that directly support the shipyards from President Donald Trump’s federal hiring freeze. Original cosponsors of the Senate bill include U.S. Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai‘i),... Read more »
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January 26, 2017

Sen. Schatz to Oppose Sessions Nomination

“Time and time again, when presented with the opportunity to advocate for the central mission of the Justice Department—pursuing equal justice for all—Sen. Sessions fell short."
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January 18, 2017

Sen Schatz: Climate Denier Must Not Lead EPA

Sen. Schatz outlined Pruitt’s record of undermining the EPA and denying manmade climate change.
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January 12, 2017

Sen. Schatz Named Top Democrat on Military Subcommittee

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) was appointed to serve as Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs.
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December 08, 2016

UPDATE 1: Tsunami Watch Cancelled for Hawai‘i

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has cancelled an earlier tsunami watch issued for Hawai‘i due to a 7.7 magnitude earthquake that hit near the Solomon Islands.
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December 08, 2016

6.5M California Earthquake: No Tsunami Threat

A 6.5 M earthquake reported off the coast of Northern California at 4:50 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, produced no tsunami threat to Hawai‘i.
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