Sen. Mazie Hirono
Democrat • Hawaii • 1st Term • Sworn In 2013
- 34 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 28 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 23 of 99)
- 214 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 16 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 73 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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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.2317 - Minority-Serving Institution Fairness ActRead twice and referred Nov 19, 2015 23 Views
A bill to amend title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to strengthen minority-serving institutions.
S.Res.283Resolution agreed to in Senate Oct 22, 2015 4 Views
A resolution designating October 2015 as "Filipino American History Month".
S.2062Read twice and referred Sep 21, 2015 4 Views
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend authority for operation of the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Manil...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.2323 - Visa Waiver Program Firearms Clarification Act of 2015Read twice and referred Nov 19, 2015 32 Views
A bill to clarify the definition of nonimmigrant for purposes of chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code.
S.Res.313Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Nov 16, 2015 26 Views
A resolution condemning the terrorist attacks in Paris and offering thoughts and prayers for the victims, condolences to their families, resol...
S.2267 - Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth ActRead twice and referred Nov 10, 2015 20 Views
A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve the financial aid process for homeless children and youths and foster care childre...
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN629: Peter William Bodde, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to LibyaAye (with party)November 19, 2015
S. 1177: Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 2015
On the Cloture Motion S. 1177Aye (with party)November 18, 2015
S.J.Res. 23: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units".
On the Joint Resolution S.J.Res. 23Nay (with party)November 17, 2015