Senator Mazie Hirono

DETAILS: Senator Mazie Hirono
(1947 - ) Hawaii
  • United States Senate
  • Senate Committee on Armed Services
  • Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
  • Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
  • Subcommittee on SeaPower
  • Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Subcommittee on National Parks
  • Subcommittee on Energy
  • Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining
  • Senate Committee on the Judiciary
  • Subcommittee on the Constitution
  • Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration
  • Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
  • Subcommittee on Intellectual Property
  • Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
  • HI Senate
    (2013- present)
  • HI - 2 House
    (2007- 2013)
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FOR

Diversity

Diversity refers to differences in racial or ethnic classifications, age, gender, religion, philosophy, physical abilities, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, or any other distinguishing factor. Most politicians are in favor of diversity. They differ on whether diversity should be legislated.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans primarily protest diversity propositions because they feel the measures would force businesses to hire and give promotions based on race, gender, and other factors instead of skills and accomplishments. They also feel the focus on diversity creates divisive labels rather than an inclusive atmosphere. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats back the bill to repeal wealthy business tax cuts to fund proactive measures like education and a diverse resume pool that businesses can use to find qualified and diversified candidates. source

FOR

Environmental Regulation

There is growing awareness of the importance of taking care of our planet for future generations. The two parties primarily differ in where they focus their efforts and who they believe should regulate efforts.
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/22/2019-7:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-10:21pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 10/28/2019-10:08pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/30/2019-4:53pm
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:11pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 10/31/2019-3:33pm
  • H.R.3055 Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
  • Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 708 Reported to House. The resolution makes in order a motion that the House concur in the Senate amendment with an amendment inserting the text of Rules Committee Print 116-38, in lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the Senate., 2 days ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans support the care and sustainability of our environment. Their focus is putting that regulating power into the hands of the states instead of the federal government and EPA. They also support all forms of clean energy use- including coal and natural gas. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support strengthening of the EPA and federal legislation. They also focus on proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source source

FOR

Taxes

One of the key issues in tax reform is whether Big Business tax breaks should be repealed, and which organizations should enjoy nonprofit status.
  • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: Yes
  • 10/23/2019-7:06pm
  • S.J.RES.50 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, relating to "Contributions in Exchange for State or Local Tax Credits".
  • Failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 52. Record Vote Number: 331., 4 weeks ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans are against hypertaxation on any class or industry. They want to ensure past abuses against businesses, individuals, non-profits, and others are never repeated by the tax system. In regards to overseas businesses, they advocate for a territory based taxation- which will tax money made and stored abroad by American businesses and organizations. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats want to end tax breaks for large businesses and add tax penalties for companies that send their businesses, production, and funding overseas. They focus on increasing tax breaks to the lower- and middle-income families in order to lighten the cost of living burdens. source

FOR

Transgender

There are various controversies about transgendered in the military, among other topics. There is a rising trend of acceptance on both sides of the aisle despite media hype. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.prri.org/research/americas-growing-support-for-transgender-rights/“>source</a>

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

While in recent years there was a lot of pushback from right-leaning republicans, there is a growing movement to support for transgendered individuals. The former focus to protect the religious rights of businesses and institutions is becoming less of an issue as religious views evolve. Members of the republican voting base are trending toward supporting transgendered figures in army and workplace. And Jennifer Williams received support as the first republican transgender to run for state assembly. source source

FOR Democrats

Democrats feel a person’s identity should not interfere with their ability to work, vote, marry, attain housing, or other basic life tasks. They focus on equal rights in all areas of life, and do not feel religious beliefs should be a factor when businesses choose to hire or serve an individual. source

FOR

Diversity

Diversity refers to differences in racial or ethnic classifications, age, gender, religion, philosophy, physical abilities, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, or any other distinguishing factor. Most politicians are in favor of diversity. They differ on whether diversity should be legislated.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans primarily protest diversity propositions because they feel the measures would force businesses to hire and give promotions based on race, gender, and other factors instead of skills and accomplishments. They also feel the focus on diversity creates divisive labels rather than an inclusive atmosphere. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats back the bill to repeal wealthy business tax cuts to fund proactive measures like education and a diverse resume pool that businesses can use to find qualified and diversified candidates. source

FOR

Environmental Regulation

There is growing awareness of the importance of taking care of our planet for future generations. The two parties primarily differ in where they focus their efforts and who they believe should regulate efforts.
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/22/2019-7:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-10:21pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 10/28/2019-10:08pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/30/2019-4:53pm
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:11pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 10/31/2019-3:33pm
  • H.R.3055 Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
  • Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 708 Reported to House. The resolution makes in order a motion that the House concur in the Senate amendment with an amendment inserting the text of Rules Committee Print 116-38, in lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the Senate., 2 days ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans support the care and sustainability of our environment. Their focus is putting that regulating power into the hands of the states instead of the federal government and EPA. They also support all forms of clean energy use- including coal and natural gas. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support strengthening of the EPA and federal legislation. They also focus on proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source source

FOR

Taxes

One of the key issues in tax reform is whether Big Business tax breaks should be repealed, and which organizations should enjoy nonprofit status.
  • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: Yes
  • 10/23/2019-7:06pm
  • S.J.RES.50 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, relating to "Contributions in Exchange for State or Local Tax Credits".
  • Failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 52. Record Vote Number: 331., 4 weeks ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans are against hypertaxation on any class or industry. They want to ensure past abuses against businesses, individuals, non-profits, and others are never repeated by the tax system. In regards to overseas businesses, they advocate for a territory based taxation- which will tax money made and stored abroad by American businesses and organizations. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats want to end tax breaks for large businesses and add tax penalties for companies that send their businesses, production, and funding overseas. They focus on increasing tax breaks to the lower- and middle-income families in order to lighten the cost of living burdens. source

FOR

Transgender

There are various controversies about transgendered in the military, among other topics. There is a rising trend of acceptance on both sides of the aisle despite media hype. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.prri.org/research/americas-growing-support-for-transgender-rights/“>source</a>

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

While in recent years there was a lot of pushback from right-leaning republicans, there is a growing movement to support for transgendered individuals. The former focus to protect the religious rights of businesses and institutions is becoming less of an issue as religious views evolve. Members of the republican voting base are trending toward supporting transgendered figures in army and workplace. And Jennifer Williams received support as the first republican transgender to run for state assembly. source source

FOR Democrats

Democrats feel a person’s identity should not interfere with their ability to work, vote, marry, attain housing, or other basic life tasks. They focus on equal rights in all areas of life, and do not feel religious beliefs should be a factor when businesses choose to hire or serve an individual. source

DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    • $53k
    • Charter Communications, Inc.
    • $25k
    • NCTA - THE INTERNET & TELEVISION ASSOCIATION
    • $24k
    • Seafarers International Union of N.A. - AGLIW
    • $20k
    • Air Line Pilots Association
    • $20k
    • WINE AND SPIRITS WHOLESALERS OF AMERICA, INC
    • $20k
    • UPS (UNITED PARCEL SERVICE)
    • $19k
    • GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP
    • $19k
    • AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES
    • $19k
    • Northrop Grumman Corporation
    • $17.5k
Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
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