(BIVN) – During a Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship hearing in Washington on Tuesday, Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono spoke with Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon about the need to help Hawaii business in the wake of two devastating natural disasters, including the current volcanic eruption of Kilauea.
Sen. Hirono pledged to work with McMahon to assist her state’s small business owners, and was pleased to hear McMahon commit to visiting Hawaii. Senator Hirono urged her to meet with business-owners impacted by natural disasters on Hawaii Island, Kauai, and Oahu.
“Small businesses in all of these communities must completely rebuild or are severely impacted by losses in visitor revenue,” Senator Hirono said. “Our immediate response has been focused on relief efforts, but these communities will require additional resources to recover from these disasters. I look forward to continuing our work together to ensure that Hawaii businesses impacted by these natural disasters have the support they need in the coming weeks and months.”