As the age wave surges and everyone is concerned about the future of Social Security and Medicare, there’s one disease that is consuming our resources at a staggering pace: Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. If elected, Mufi Hannemann is calling for dramatic increases in federal support for Alzheimer’s disease research and more community-based caregiver support.
“Today’s ruling is a vindication of the efforts of President Obama and Congressional Democrats to make healthcare more affordable and accessible for individuals, families, seniors and small businesses. In Congress, I will work to ensure that the Affordable Care Act… Continue »
As the child of immigrants who came to Hawaii nearly 60 years ago, I’ve always believed that immigration reform must be guided by three key principles: we must establish clearer pathways to citizenship for immigrants and their children, we must… Continue »
The Hannemanns have always believed in the importance of education. That was one of the reasons my parents moved to Hawaii from American Samoa: to enable their children to receive the best education possible.
In that vein, I’d like to share three key areas I will focus on in Congress to ensure that our keiki receive a world-class education from the time they first step into a classroom to the day they receive their final diploma.
On July 1, interest rates on student loans are set to double to 6.8% unless Congress takes action. With all the gridlock on Capitol Hill, we need leaders who will act in the best interests of the American people, especially… Continue »
Our leaders on Capitol Hill cannot continue to evade responsibility for tough decisions on America’s budget deficit. We must find an appropriate combination of spending cuts and revenue enhancements, just as we did at Honolulu Hale during my time as… Continue »
I applaud Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s call for American leadership in the Asia-Pacific region. Having worked with officials in countries like China, Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines on economic, trade, and tourism-related issues, I have seen first-hand how… Continue »
On tourism: As president and CEO of the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association, Mufi: • Works closely with the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the HLTA’s affiliate, on key national priorities, including improvements in the visa waiver system to improve… Continue »