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Senator Daniel K. Akaka at the Democratic Grand Rally in Hilo Monday, November 1, 2010. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Former Senator Daniel K. Akaka dies (1924-2018)

Former Senator Daniel Kahikina Akaka dies at the age of 93 in Honolulu. Flags to fly at half-staff in the state.

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U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka issued the following statement today after the Obama administration announced a new health care rule guaranteeing women access to free contraception coverage through their employer while protecting the religious freedom of faith-based institutions. Video of Senator Akaka and of President Obama's annoucement.

Senator Akaka talks about White House policy on contraception coverage

U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka issued the following statement today after the Obama administration announced a new health care rule guaranteeing women access to free contraception coverage through their employer while protecting the religious freedom of faith-based institutions. Video of Senator Akaka and of President Obama’s annoucement.

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Today, U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) joined 25 Senate colleagues in calling on Ambassador Nancy Brinker, Founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, to reconsider her organization’s decision to stop funding cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood.

“It would be tragic if any woman—let alone thousands of women— lost access to these potentially life-saving screenings because of a politically motivated attack,” the Senators wrote.

Senator Akaka and colleagues urge Susan G. Komen for the Cure to reinstate funding Planned Parenthood

Today, U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) joined 25 Senate colleagues in calling on Ambassador Nancy Brinker, Founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, to reconsider her organization’s decision to stop funding cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood. “It would be tragic if any woman—let alone thousands of women— lost access to these […]

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Last week, in his State of the Union address, President Obama said: “Tax reform should follow the Buffett Rule.”  Today, U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) and seven colleagues introduced legislation to make that goal a reality and put an end to a tax policy that often asks middle class workers to pay higher tax rates than individuals earning more than $1 million per year.

Senator Akaka co-sponsors ‘Buffett Rule’ tax legislation to tax earners of $1M or more at least 30 percent

Last week, in his State of the Union address, President Obama said: “Tax reform should follow the Buffett Rule.” Today, U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) and seven colleagues introduced legislation to make that goal a reality and put an end to a tax policy that often asks middle class workers to pay higher tax […]

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Senator Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), a senior member on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and a bipartisan group of his colleagues today introduced legislation to require an independent study of  backscatter x-ray scanners and to require signs to alert travelers they have screening alternatives other than the backscatter machines.

Senator Akaka co-sponsors bill to study health effects of TSA body scanners

Senator Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), a senior member on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and a bipartisan group of his colleagues today introduced legislation to require an independent study of backscatter x-ray scanners and to require signs to alert travelers they have screening alternatives other than the backscatter machines.

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U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, introduced the Postal Investment Act of 2011, which contains several new proposals to strengthen the United States Postal Service through investment and innovation.

Akaka introduces Postal Investment Act

U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, introduced the Postal Investment Act of 2011, which contains several new proposals to strengthen the United States Postal Service through investment and innovation.

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U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) issued the following statement on the passing of University of Hawaii Law School Professor Jon Van Dyke.

“I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my very dear friend, Jon Van Dyke, a celebrated legal scholar, ardent defender of human rights and the environment, and beloved educator, husband, and father.

Richardson Law School professor Jon Van Dyke passes away

U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) issued the following statement on the passing of University of Hawaii Law School Professor Jon Van Dyke. “I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my very dear friend, Jon Van Dyke, a celebrated legal scholar, ardent defender of human rights and the environment, and beloved educator, […]

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U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) introduced legislation today to provide veterans eligible for a federal hiring preference with the right to challenge alleged violations of those preference rights by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Akaka introduces legislation to protect the rights of veterans seeking jobs at THE FAA and TSA

U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) introduced legislation today to provide veterans eligible for a federal hiring preference with the right to challenge alleged violations of those preference rights by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

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"I applaud President Obama's announcement today that the war in Iraq will be over by the end of the year, and our troops will finally come home to their families.  It is time for the Iraqi government to take responsibility for their own security.  Since the start of the war in 2003, over 4,400 American servicemembers have bravely made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.  I offer my warmest aloha and mahalo to all of the men and women who have served in this war along with their families for their sacrifice.

Senator Akaka on the end of the Iraq war

“I applaud President Obama’s announcement today that the war in Iraq will be over by the end of the year, and our troops will finally come home to their families.  It is time for the Iraqi government to take responsibility for their own security.  Since the start of the war in 2003, over 4,400 American […]

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The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs unanimously approved legislation to help facilitate business travel and trade with the Asia-Pacific region by removing burdens on international travel, Senators Daniel K. Akaka and Daniel K. Inouye announced.

Senate committee approves APEC Business Travel Card Act

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs unanimously approved legislation to help facilitate business travel and trade with the Asia-Pacific region by removing burdens on international travel, Senators Daniel K. Akaka and Daniel K. Inouye announced.

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Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) issued the following statement on the National Labor Relations Board’s proposed rule change issued earlier this week that would modernize the process that workers use to decide if they want to form a union and improve the efficiency of the private sector election process.

Akaka supports National Labor Relations Board proposed rule change

Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) issued the following statement on the National Labor Relations Board’s proposed rule change issued earlier this week that would modernize the process that workers use to decide if they want to form a union and improve the efficiency of the private sector election process.

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Today U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii), Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, introduced a bill to improve the education of Native people, the Native Culture, Language and Access for Success in Schools (Native CLASS) Act.

Senator Akaka introduces bill to improve Native education

Today U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii), Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, introduced a bill to improve the education of Native people, the Native Culture, Language and Access for Success in Schools (Native CLASS) Act.

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U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) today introduced the College Literacy In Finance and Economics Act (College LIFE Act) to provide financial literacy counseling to university-level students who take out federal educational loans.  Financial literacy counseling under the College LIFE Act would provide student borrowers with basic information on earning, spending, saving, borrowing, and personal financial protection.

Senator Akaka introduces bill for financial literacy counseling

U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) today introduced the College Literacy In Finance and Economics Act (College LIFE Act) to provide financial literacy counseling to university-level students who take out federal educational loans. Financial literacy counseling under the College LIFE Act would provide student borrowers with basic information on earning, spending, saving, borrowing, and personal […]

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"The Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act would resolve a seven-decade old issue by creating an exemption from the numerical limitation on immigrant visas granted to the children of WWII Filipino veterans," Senator Akaka said.  "In reuniting these veterans with their families, we will properly honor their World War II service to this nation."

Senator Akaka introduces Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Bill

“The Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act would resolve a seven-decade old issue by creating an exemption from the numerical limitation on immigrant visas granted to the children of WWII Filipino veterans,” Senator Akaka said. “In reuniting these veterans with their families, we will properly honor their World War II service to this nation.”

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