Mazie Hirono

BY CONGRESSWOMAN MAZIE HIRONO, D-HI – I will be returning to Washington, DC this weekend to vote for $39.3 million in federal funding for education in Hawaii.

I will join my colleagues on Tuesday as the House considers H.R. 1586, the House version of a $26 billion emergency legislation passed today by the U.S. Senate.

If approved, it will go to the White House for the President’s signature.

Though I regret that I have to cancel some of my planned district events, I know that this bill cannot wait until our originally scheduled return to DC in six weeks.

This legislation will protect hundreds of Hawaii teachers’ jobs as well as numerous other education jobs throughout the state. As a member of the House Education and Labor Committee I know the importance of supporting these professionals.

This funding will enable the State Department of Education to strengthen resources throughout our system to support student learning.

Mazie K. Hirono, Member of Congress, 2nd District of Hawaii