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Schatz praise for Akaka Bill support

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Brian Schatz, member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, spoke Wednesday at a hearing on President Obama’s FY 2014 Budget for Tribal Programs. Schatz thanked Kevin Washburn, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior, for supporting retired Sen. Daniel Akaka’s bill that achieves parity for Native Hawaiians. […]

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Cole speaks to community, business leaders in Kona

Cole speaks to community, business leaders in Kona

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK) spoke to 60 community and business leaders Monday in Kona as a special guest of formerGov. Linda Lingle, candidate for Hawaii’s open U.S. Senate seat. Cole, the only Native American in the U.S. House of Representatives (and enrolled member of the Chickasaw nation), has earned high praise for […]

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Lingle sends letter to Senators encouraging Akaka Bill

Lingle sends letter to Senators encouraging Akaka Bill

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has sent a letter to all U.S. Senators affirming her strong support of the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, also known as the Akaka Bill, and encouraging them to support bringing the bill to a vote in the Senate and to vote to enact it into law. The Governor sent […]

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Lingle, Inouye, Akaka reach deal on Akaka Bill amendments

Lingle, Inouye, Akaka reach deal on Akaka Bill amendments

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has announced Sens. Dan Inouye and Dan Akaka have publicly indicated the Native Hawaiian Reorganization Act, the Akaka Bill, will be amended to address concerns expressed by the State. Attorney General Mark Bennett represented the State in discussions with the senators’ staffs regarding three changes to the language approved by […]

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Inouye's statement on the Akaka Bill

Inouye’s statement on the Akaka Bill

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Daniel K. Inouye issued the following statement about the current process for consideration of the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009, also known as the Akaka Bill. The bill is scheduled for a markup Wednesday, Dec. 16 in the House Natural Resources Committee and the Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Thursday, […]

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