Read our 2017 Report Card for Hirono.
Hirono is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Hirono has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Mazie Hirono sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on Armed Services
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on the Constitution
- Member, Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration
- Member, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
- Member, Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law
- Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
- Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
- Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Hirono was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 899: Veterans Providing Healthcare Transition Improvement Act
- S. 2245: KIWI Act
- S. 2213: Admiral Lloyd R. “Joe” Vasey Pacific War Commemorative Display Establishment Act
- S. 504: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards Act of 2017
- S. 1555 (114th): Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015
- S. 2683 (114th): Federal Aviation Administration Veteran Transition Improvement Act of 2016
- S. 1821 (113th): Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Hirono sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (23%) Health (18%) Immigration (15%) Education (15%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (14%) International Affairs (5%) Transportation and Public Works (5%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%)
Some of Hirono’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3660: Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018
- S.Res. 678: A resolution recognizing the month of October 2018 as Filipino American History Month ...
- S. 3558: Child Trafficking Victims Protection and Welfare Act
- S. 3415: Keeping Our Commitment to Overseas Veterans Act of 2018
- S. 3419: Keeping Our Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness Act of 2018
- S.Res. 621: A resolution congratulating the Honolulu Little League Baseball team of Hawaii on winning ...
- S. 3330: Medicare and Medicaid Protection Act of 2018
|Hirono’s Vote||Vote Description|
On the Nomination PN602: Lynn A. Johnson, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for Family Support, Department of Health and Human Services
Aug 28, 2018. Nomination Confirmed 67/28.
H.J.Res. 123: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes.
Dec 7, 2017. Joint Resolution Passed 81/14.
H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Mar 30, 2017. Joint Resolution Passed 51/50.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
S. 612: WIIN Act
Dec 10, 2016. Motion Agreed to 78/21.
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
The Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 5325) is an appropriations bill which extended funding at the previous year's levels up to December 9, 2016 (10 weeks). After this, a continuing ...
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
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 enacted by the 112th United States Congress and signed into law by US President Barack Obama on August 2, 2011. The Act brought conclusion ...
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 legislative change to the U.S. patent system since the ...
S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
From Jan 2013 to Dec 2018, Hirono missed 14 of 1,746 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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