Sen. Mazie Hirono

Senator from Hawaii, Democrat

Hirono, a Democrat, is the junior senator from Hawaii and has served since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2018).

She was previously the representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district (2007-2012).

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Hirono.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Hirono has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hirono is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Mazie Hirono sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Hirono was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hirono sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (23%) Education (21%) Health (15%) Immigration (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (11%) International Affairs (7%) Energy (7%) Transportation and Public Works (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Hirono’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hirono’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Nay H.R. 5972 (112th): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
Jun 29, 2012. Passed 261/163.
Aye S. 365 (112th): Budget Control Act of 2011
Aug 1, 2011. Passed 269/161.
The Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub.L. 112–25, S. 365, 125 Stat. 240, enacted August 2, 2011) is a federal statute in the United States that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on August 2, 2011. The Act brought conclusion to the United ...
No H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Nay S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Nay H.Res. 1525 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 1424) to amend section 712 of ...
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 223/205.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Nay H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Feb 2017, Hirono missed 2 of 1,231 roll call votes, which is 0.2%. This is better than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 27 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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