Sen. Mazie Hirono
Democrat • Hawaii • 4th Term • Sworn In 2007
- 20 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 59 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 22 of 100)
- 175 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 44 of 100) 2 Made Into Law (Ranks 25 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.2218 - Subnational Visa Waiver Program Act of 2014Read twice and referred Apr 08, 2014 22 Views
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for the eligibility of certain territories and regions for designation for part...
S.2194 - Pell Grant Protection ActRead twice and referred Apr 01, 2014 6 Views
A bill to improve the Federal Pell Grant program, and for other purposes.
S.2048 - Encouraging Trade and Investment from New Zealand ActSponsor introductory remarks on measure Feb 26, 2014 6 Views
A bill to include New Zealand in the list of foreign states whose nationals are eligible for admission into the United States as E-1 and E-2 n...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.2250Read twice and referred Apr 10, 2014 24 Views
A bill to extend the Travel Promotion Act of 2009, and for other purposes.
S.2199 - Paycheck Fairness ActMotion by Senator Reid Apr 09, 2014 179 Views
A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages o...
S.Res.407Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Mar 31, 2014 23 Views
A resolution honoring former Senator and Rear Admiral Jeremiah Andrew Denton, Jr.
Recent Voting History
On the Motion for Attendance PN1182: Michelle T. Friedland, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth CircuitAye (with party)April 10, 2014
On the Cloture Motion PN1182: Michelle T. Friedland, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth CircuitAye (with party)April 10, 2014
On the Nomination PN1063: Terrell McSweeny, of the District of Columbia, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for the unexpired term of seven years from September 26, 2010Aye (with party)April 09, 2014