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Hirono votes to extend middle class tax relief

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono released the following statement after the House on Tuesday extended tax cuts for America’s middle class through the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, H.R. 8, by a vote of 257 yeas to 167 nays: “While not perfect, today’s bipartisan compromise is an important step toward ensuring that our […]

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Senator Schatz’s statement on fiscal cliff vote

The legislation that the United States Senate just passed is not ideal but the alternative would be disastrous for the middle class in Hawai`i, and for the American economy. With this legislation, we can generate some of the needed revenue to fund important programs, and prevent a tax hike on lower and middle-income families. It […]

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Akaka urges collegaues to holo i mua, avoid fiscal cliff

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka issued the following statement Friday, Nov. 9: “Now that the election is over, I call on my colleagues to put partisan politics aside and holo i mua, move forward, for the sake of our country. There is no disagreement that we must address the fiscal cliff before the […]

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