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Two endorsements for Hannemann

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Island Contractors’ Association (HICA) has announced its endorsement of Democrat Mufi Hannemann for Congress from Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District. Gerald Yamada, HICA Director, stated, “The Hawaii Island Contractors’ Association supports Mufi Hannemann for the U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd District, because we know that he understands the construction industry and the […]

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Akaka on passage of the extenders bill

Akaka on passage of the extenders bill

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) made the following statement after supporting the amendment to H.R. 3630, the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011, introduced by Senate leaders Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) on the floor this morning. The Senate agreed to the amendment to H.R. 3630 by a […]

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Akaka supports Reid debt limit compromise

Akaka supports Reid debt limit compromise

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) issued the following statement Wednesday: “With less than a week until the deadline for raising the federal government’s debt ceiling, reaching a compromise is critical. Failure would lead to a harmful downgrade in our nation’s credit rating. This would cause higher interest rates on our federal debt […]

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Senate Dems urge vote to strengthen Social Security

Senate Dems urge vote to strengthen Social Security

MEDIA RELEASE In a letter Thursday to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a group of senators led by Sens. Jeff Merkley (OR) and Mary Landrieu (LA) pushed for an alternative tax cut agreement that strengthens Social Security rather than providing bonus tax cuts on income above $1 million. Other senators signing the letter include Sens. […]

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