The U.S. House of Representatives is currently debating a GOP Continuing Resolution (CR) that aims to cut more than $60 (B) billion dollars from the current 2011 Federal Spending Bill. In this aggressive move to slash the budget, several programs are being cut that do not increase federal spending such as the Native Hawaiian Education Program.
Congresswoman Mazie Hirono is fighting to keep funding for this valuable program from being eliminated. The Congresswoman is cosponsoring an amendment with Republican Congressman Don Young of Alaska that would reinstate the eligibility for funding for Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native education programs. She spoke on the House floor late tonight urging her colleagues to support the bipartisan Young-Hirono Amendment that promotes innovative projects that, as you know, enhance educational services available to Native Hawaiian keiki and adults.
Attached is Congresswoman Hirono’s submitted floor statement.
Please support Congresswoman Hirono in her fight to keep federal Native Hawaiian programs alive by keeping track of the 2011 Federal Spending Bill and contacting our office with your thoughts and feedback.
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