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Inouye: Climate change requires change

Inouye: Climate change requires change

From the office of Sen. Daniel Inouye: Dear Friends: Climate change affects the well-being of our people, the strength of our economy, and the health of our ecosystems. Where we build, what food we grow, and how we maintain our national security are all affected by gradual changes in our climate spurred by natural and […]

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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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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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Hawaii lawmaker bypasses Thurmond; four more years to catch up with Byrd

Inouye now the second longest serving senator

Hawaii lawmaker bypasses Thurmond; four more years to catch up with Byrd

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Inouye on American Financial Stability Act

Inouye on American Financial Stability Act

Sen. Daniel Inouye issued the followed statement Thursday, May 27: I am pleased to share with you that the U.S. Senate passed the Restoring American Financial Stability Act last week to dramatically reshape our nation’s financial system in favor of consumers, small businesses and working families. This represents the most dramatic overhaul since the 1930’s. […]

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Inouye named grand marshal for Kona parade (July 4)

Inouye named grand marshal for Kona parade (July 4)

MEDIA RELEASE The Kailua-Kona Community Parade Association has announced the Grand Marshal for this year’s Independence Day parade will be Sen. Daniel K. Inouye. Inouye served in the acclaimed all- Japanese ancestry 442nd Regimental Combat Team in World War II. He was severely wounded, and spent over a year in the hospital recovering from his […]

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Kona's Woerner announces Senate run

Kona’s Woerner announces Senate run

( Editor’s note: For the latest on who has filed for what offices, visit hawaii.gov/elections/candidate… ) MEDIA RELEASE Andy Woerner has announced an underdog bid for Hawaii’s Democratic Party nomination for the U.S. Senate election in 2010. He challenges incumbent Sen. Daniel Inouye, who has represented Hawaii in Washington since it became a state in […]

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Hawaii Health Information Exchange in line for $5.6M

Hawaii Health Information Exchange in line for $5.6M

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Health Information Exchange will receive $5,602,318 to help develop a statewide health information exchange network that will allow comprehensive management of medical information and its secure exchange between health care providers and consumers, Sens. Daniel K. Inouye and Daniel K. Akaka announced Friday, Feb. 12. Broad use of Health Information Technology […]

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Nation’s first marine debris action plan implemented in Hawaii

Nation’s first marine debris action plan implemented in Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE NOAA and several partners in Hawaii announced a comprehensive long-term plan to actively assess and remove plastics, derelict fishing gear, and other human sources of marine debris from coastal waters and coral reefs along the island chain. The plan, a first of its kind for the nation, will be instrumental in protecting the […]

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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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Hawaii's bite of omnibus package: $387M

Hawaii’s bite of omnibus package: $387M

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii will receive $387,072,035 for an array of critical initiatives including building and repairing roads, diversifying transportation options, refurbishing schools, expanding curriculums, funding scientific research, protecting endangered species and habitats, and subsidizing the work of law enforcement, Senate Appropriations Chairman Daniel K. Inouye announced. The money for Hawaii projects is part of a […]

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Inouye, Akaka laud assistance for drought relief

Inouye, Akaka laud assistance for drought relief

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii County, Maui County and the Kalaupapa area of Molokai have been declared agricultural disaster zones after suffering from substandard rainfall that has resulted in severe drought conditions, Sens. Daniel K. Inouye and Daniel K. Akaka announced. Drought conditions in the affected counties have persisted for years and resulted in crop loss, livestock […]

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Fed funds for biofuel initiatives mean Big Isle jobs

Fed funds for biofuel initiatives mean Big Isle jobs

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii will receive $48 million to fund a bio-refinery plant in Kapolei and to test and produce green gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from agricultural residue, woody biomass, dedicated energy crops, and algae, U.S. Sens. Daniel K. Inouye and Daniel K. Akaka have announced. UOP, a Honeywell company working with the Kapolei Integrated […]

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Grant to assist American Samoa clean-up, recovery

Grant to assist American Samoa clean-up, recovery

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sens. Daniel K. Akaka and Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) and Delegate Eni Faleomavaega (D-American Samoa) applauded a $24,857,608 federal grant to assist clean-up and recovery efforts in American Samoa following last month’s destructive tsunami. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the funds to American Samoa’s Department of Human Resources to create more […]

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