Sen. Mazie Hirono
Democrat • Hawaii • 1st Term • Sworn In 2013
- 23 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 65 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 31 of 100)
- 232 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 39 of 100) 5 Made Into Law (Ranks 12 of 100)
Hirono was born on November 3, 1947 in Fukushima, Japan. At age seven, her mother brought her to Hawaii as she fled an abusive marriage. Hirono became a naturalized citizen in 1959. She graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She earned her law degree from Georgetown University.
After graduating, she served as a Deputy Attorney General then practiced law in the private sector.http://mazieforcongress.com/index.cfm/preset/bio
In 1980, Hirono was elected to the the Hawaii state legislature. In 1994, she successfully ran for lieutenant governor. Hirono was also President of the National Commission on Teaching, America's Future as well as the Hawai'i Policy Group. In 2002, she was the Democratic nominee for governor, having defeated Rep. Ed Case in the primary. She lost in the general election, however, to Linda Lingle. http://mazieforcongress.com/index.cfm/preset/bio Read More...
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- Senate Committee on Armed Services
- Readiness and Management Support
- Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
- Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health
- Transportation and Infrastructure
- Water and Wildlife
- Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
- Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Immigration, Refugees and Border Security
- Privacy, Technology and the Law
- the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights
Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.2468 - Veterans Emergency Health Care Safety Net Expansion Act of 2014Read twice and referred Jun 12, 2014 3 Views
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for reimbursement for emergency medical treatment and to require that the ...
S.Res.460Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed May 22, 2014 0 Views
A resolution recognizing the significance of May 2014 as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month as an important time to celebrate the significa...
S.2350Read twice and referred May 15, 2014 2 Views
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to expand the role of the Chief of the National Guard Bureau in the assignment of Directors and ...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.548Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Sep 16, 2014 9 Views
A resolution designating November 29, 2014, as "Small Business Saturday" and supporting efforts to increase awareness of the value of locally ...
S.Res.539Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Sep 09, 2014 38 Views
A resolution relative to the death of James M. Jeffords, former United States Senator for the State of Vermont.
S.2687 - Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act of 2014Read twice and referred Jul 30, 2014 9 Views
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure that women members of the Armed Forces and their families have access to the contracep...
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN1931: Stephen G. Burns, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the term of five years expiring June 30, 2019Aye (with party)September 16, 2014
On the Nomination PN1930: Jeffery Martin Baran, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 30, 2015Aye (with party)September 16, 2014
On the Cloture Motion PN1931: Stephen G. Burns, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the term of five years expiring June 30, 2019Aye (with party)September 15, 2014