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Mazie Hirono on the Issues

Mazie Hirono on Abortion

  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)

Mazie Hirono on Budget & Economy

  • Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)

Mazie Hirono on Civil Rights

  • Affirmative action is as important now as it ever was. (Nov 2006)
  • No Constitutional bans on same sex marriage. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)

Mazie Hirono on Corporations

  • Voted YES on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)

Mazie Hirono on Crime

  • Mandatory sentences are ineffective use of money. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offendors' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)

Mazie Hirono on Drugs

  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)

Mazie Hirono on Education

  • Life long learning, P through L. (Nov 2006)
  • Encourage more character education in schools. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)

Mazie Hirono on Energy & Oil

  • Ratify Kyoto; raise CAFE and apply to SUVs. (Nov 2006)
  • Increase solar power; wean ourselves from oil. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Regulate wholesale electricity & gas prices. (Mar 2001)

Mazie Hirono on Environment

  • Voted YES on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)

Mazie Hirono on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Mazie Hirono on Foreign Policy

  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)

Mazie Hirono on Free Trade

  • Protect workers & environment in new trade agreements. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)

Mazie Hirono on Government Reform

  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)

Mazie Hirono on Gun Control

No stance on record.

Mazie Hirono on Health Care

  • Single-payer plans are viable starting points. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • MEDS Plan: Cover senior Rx under Medicare. (Jan 2001)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Make health care a right, not a privilege. (Nov 1999)

Mazie Hirono on Homeland Security

  • Pre-emptive strike should not be basis of foreign policy. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. (Feb 2007)
  • Include post-traumatic stress disorder in vet's disability. (Feb 2008)

Mazie Hirono on Immigration

No stance on record.

Mazie Hirono on Jobs

  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)

Mazie Hirono on Principles & Values

  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)

Mazie Hirono on Social Security

No stance on record.

Mazie Hirono on Tax Reform

  • Eliminate tax breaks for the richest 2%. (Nov 2006)
  • Tax policy to spur growth. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • American People's Dividend: Give $300 to every person. (Feb 2001)

Mazie Hirono on War & Peace

  • Opposes Iraq war & would have opposed war vote in Congress. (Nov 2006)
  • Unilateral actionin Iraq hurt our world reputation. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)

Mazie Hirono on Welfare & Poverty

  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)