Sen. Mazie Hirono
Democrat • Hawaii • 1st Term • Sworn In 2013
- 23 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 62 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 29 of 99)
- 222 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 36 of 100) 4 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 8 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 5 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 6 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.505Referred to the Committee Jul 17, 2014 19 Views
A resolution congratulating the Gay, Lesbian, and Allies Senate Staff (GLASS) Caucus association on the 10-year anniversary of the association.
S.2625Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Jul 17, 2014 20 Views
A bill to establish certain duties for pharmacies to ensure provision of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraception, and for other pu...
S.2629 - Preventive Care Coverage Notification ActRead twice and referred Jul 17, 2014 28 Views
A bill to require employers to notify employees and prospective employees of exemptions from otherwise required coverage of health services un...
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN1516: John W. deGravelles, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of LouisianaAye (with party)July 22, 2014
On the Nomination PN1476: Robin L. Rosenberg, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of FloridaAye (with party)July 22, 2014
On the Nomination PN1551: Andre Birotte, Jr., of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of CaliforniaAye (with party)July 22, 2014