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Senator Hirono to donate pay during partial government shutdown

WASHINGTON (KHON2) - Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono announced Thursday that she will donate the pay she receives during the partial government shutdown to food banks across Hawaii.

"More than 2,500 federal workers in Hawaii are either furloughed or working without pay during the holidays because Donald Trump shut down the government," Senator Hirono said. "As long as Donald Trump refuses to re-open the government, I will be donating my salary to Hawaii's food banks - who serve nearly one in eight Hawaii residents in need."

In her statement, Sen. Hirono said she will divide her salary between the Hawaii Food Bank on Oahu and Kauai, Maui Food Bank, and Hawaii Food Basket on Hawaii Island.

Sen. Hirono has donated her salary during previous government shutdowns in 2013 and in January of this year.

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