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Lt. Governor Chin recently met with Korean Consul General Young Hoon Kang to discuss the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2018, which will provide U.S. citizenship for adoptees, many of whom were born in Korea in the 1950s following the Korean War.  This bipartisan legislation, introduced by U.S. Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri and Senator Mazie ...
Read More Lt. Governor Chin Meets with Korean Consul General Young Hoon Kang

  Lt. Governor Doug Chin attended the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) Federal States Meeting in Washington, D.C., where he met with the nation’s Seconds-in-Command. During the meeting, NLGA members reviewed a multitude of topics, including the USDA’s work to promote prosperity in rural America, the Administration’s plan for prioritizing the investment in infrastructure throughout ...
Read More National Lieutenant Governors Association Federal-States Meeting

Lt. Governor Chin served as a guest speaker for the Sociology Colloquium Series at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Sociology.  Speaking to students and faculty, Lt. Governor Chin discussed preparing for the upcoming oral arguments scheduled for April 25, 2018 in the U.S. Supreme Court on the Trump Administration’s latest version of ...
Read More Preparing April Travel Ban Arguments for the U.S. Supreme Court and Fighting for the Rule of Law

Lt. Governor Chin welcomed Lorenzo Ortona, the Consul General of Italy in San Francisco, California, serving the Northwestern region of the United States, including Hawaii, Alaska and Guam.  Having first assumed his position in September 2016, this was Consul General Ortona’s first visit to Hawaii.  During his visit, he noted that the people of Hawaii ...
Read More Lt. Governor Chin Welcomes Lorenzo Ortona, Consul General of Italy

Lt. Governor Chin hosted Consul General Andreas Launer and Trade Commissioner Walter Koren of the Austrian Consulate General in Los Angeles.  Opened in 1969, the Austrian Consulate General in Los Angeles pursues its mission as a key hub for deepening ties between Austria and California and the entire Western USA.  The Austrian Consulate General’s jurisdiction ...
Read More Lt. Governor Chin Hosts Dignitaries and Visitors

Lt. Governor Doug Chin hosted a presentation by the Council on State Governments Justice Center with results from data collected and analyzed regarding the collection and disbursement of victim restitution funds in Hawaii.  Victim restitution collection shortfalls have been a significant issue for crime victims in Hawaii. Throughout the State, countless people — policymakers and ...
Read More Hawaii Serves as a Model for Victim Restitution

Hunger remains a serious issue in Hawaii, and due to an individual’s or families’ financial constraints or unfortunate circumstance, they may not have the means to put food on the table.  However, through the great work of the food banks across our State, families who turn to them have the security of knowing that their ...
Read More Lt. Governor Chin Heads the State Employees Annual Food Drive

At the 2018 Hawaii Comprehensive Cancer Coalition Summit, Acting GovernorChin, proclaimed February 21, 2018, “Cancer Awareness Day” in the State of Hawaii and called on everyone in the State to join him in recognizing those who battle cancer everyday and to renew our commitment to cancer prevention, early detection, equitable access to health care, and ...
Read More Acting Governor Chin Proclaims Feb. 21st “Cancer Awareness Day” in Hawaii

Lt. Governor Chin recently sat down with University of Hawaii student, Chanel Dias, to discuss the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, the state of the current law, and his thoughts about what the future may hold for these Dreamers.  He was also interviewed for an article in the World Journal by Mr. Karl Kao, ...
Read More Lt. Governor Chin Discusses His Views on DACA and Serving the People of Hawaii

MILILANI – Lt. Governor Doug Chin and Senator Michelle Kidani met with Mililani High School Principal Fred Murphy, administration and cafeteria staff, as well as members of the Student Senate to discuss the recently launched Aina Pono Farm to School Initiative at Mililani High, Mililani Uka Elementary and Mililani Waena Elementary Schools.  Lt. Governor Chin ...
Read More Lt. Governor Chin Samples Local Beef at Mililani High School