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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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Akaka disappointed unemployment benefits not exended

Akaka disappointed unemployment benefits not exended

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) expressed his disappointment Thursday that the Senate was unable to pass legislation extending unemployment benefits for millions of jobless Americans. “I am saddened that people in Hawaii, many of whom have lost their jobs through no fault of their own, must continue to make do without this vital […]

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Grant to help homeless veterans in Hawaii

Grant to help homeless veterans in Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sens. Daniel K. Akaka, Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and Daniel K. Inouye, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, have announced Mental Health America of Hawaii will receive a $300,000 federal grant to help homeless women veterans and homeless veterans with families in Hawaii. “This funding for homeless veterans in Hawaii will […]

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Presidential succession leads from Obama to Biden to Pelosi to Hawaii's senator

Inouye now president pro-tempore of the Senate

Presidential succession leads from Obama to Biden to Pelosi to Hawaii’s senator

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Akaka looks to improve veterans' disability claims processing

Akaka looks to improve veterans’ disability claims processing

MEDIA RELEASE Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) has introduced legislation to make much-needed improvements to VA’s disability claims processing. VA provides disability compensation to approximately 3.1 million veterans across the nation. “VA’s system to provide veterans with disability compensation is well intended, but it is broken. This bill will move the […]

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Akaka honored for supporting hydrogen energy

Akaka honored for supporting hydrogen energy

MEDIA RELEASE The National Hydrogen Association presented Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) with the Spark Matsunaga Memorial Hydrogen Award Tuesday, June 15 in recognition for his work supporting clean renewable energy from hydrogen and its related technologies. The other 2010 recipients are Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. “It is critical […]

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Akaka meets with Supreme Court nominee Kagan

Akaka meets with Supreme Court nominee Kagan

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka met Thursday, May 20 with Solicitor General Elena Kagan regarding her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. “I enjoyed meeting Solicitor General Kagan,” Akaka said. “President Obama has clearly nominated a well qualified and thoughtful candidate. I look forward to her confirmation hearings.” The meeting took place in […]

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U.S. Sens. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) and Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) have offered an Honest Broker amendment to the Wall Street Reform bill to obligate financial professionals to act in the best interest of their clients by imposing fiduciary duty on brokers.

Akaka, Menendez introduce amendment to Wall Street reform bill

U.S. Sens. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) and Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) have offered an Honest Broker amendment to the Wall Street Reform bill to obligate financial professionals to act in the best interest of their clients by imposing fiduciary duty on brokers.

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Akaka speaks in support of financial reform

Akaka speaks in support of financial reform

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Daniel K. Akaka delivered a speech Monday, April 26 on the floor of the U.S. Senate urging his colleagues to support legislation to reform America’s financial system and protect, educate, and empower consumers and investors. The legislation includes a number of provisions authored by Akaka. A few hours later, the Senate voted […]

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Ominbus Bill for veterans, caregivers headed to White House

Ominbus Bill for veterans, caregivers headed to White House

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii), Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, cheered Congressional passage of S. 1963, the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act by unanimous voice vote. This landmark bill, authored by Akaka, would establish an unprecedented permanent program to support the caregivers of wounded warriors, improve health care for […]

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Parker School student represents Hawaii 4-H in D.C.

Parker School student represents Hawaii 4-H in D.C.

MEDIA RELEASE Victoria Andrade-McKeehan, a Parker School sophomore and a member of the Hamakua 4-H Club, was one of four Hawaii 4-H members chosen to represent the 10,000 Hawaii 4-H members at the National 4-H Conference. The conference was in March at the National 4-H Center in Washington D.C. The Hawaii delegation discussed issues regarding […]

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Senate veterans hearing shut down due to partisan obstruction

Senate veterans hearing shut down due to partisan obstruction

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI), chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, held a hearing Wednesday, March 24 on VA’s plan to end veteran homelessness in the next five years. It is estimated more than 100,000 veterans – including at least 800 in Hawaii – are homeless in the United States on any […]

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Akaka attends health insurance bill signing

Akaka attends health insurance bill signing

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka attended President Obama’s signing of the health insurance reform bill Tuesday, March 23 in the East Room of the White House. “It was a real pleasure and a privilege to witness the signing of this great bill by the president at the White House,” Akaka said. “Our President […]

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Akaka: Financial reform bill protects consumers, investors

Akaka: Financial reform bill protects consumers, investors

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka included several provisions in the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 that would increase access to affordable financial products for low and moderate income families, protect immigrants sending remittances, promote financial literacy, and safeguard investors. The bill was reported out of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs […]

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