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Sister Simone Campbell, Sen. Mazie Hirono and Nyah Potts.

Sen. Hirono advocates raising minimum wage to $10.10 per hour

U.S. Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) joined religious leaders, women’s advocates and minimum wage workers at a press conference today to urge Republicans to support raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, which would lift the wages of 15 million American women.

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Flags to fly at half-staff in remembrance of former Senator Brown

As a mark of respect for the memory of former state Sen. Kenneth Francis Kamuokalani Brown, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawaii shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawaii National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on […]

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Senator Schatz praises John Kerry’s confirmation as Secretary of State

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz praises the confirmation of Senator John Kerry as Secretary of State and for his leadership in clean energy that will make a mark in history. “Senator John Kerry is a tireless leader and public servant with decades of foreign policy experience, and I can’t think of a better person to represent […]

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Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act signed into law

President Barack Obama enacted the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 at a ceremony in the Oval Office. The bill was authored by Senator Daniel K. Akaka.

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Hawai'i Island's District 2 State Senator Gilbert Kahele hosts his final "Talk Story" forum this Wednesday (Nov 16) at Waiakea High School in Hilo. Senator Kahele is using this final forum to hear the concerns of his constituents in the largest community in East Hawai'i, Hilo. These forums have allowed him to help prepare for the upcoming 27th legislative session in January as well as provide a re-cap of his recently completed freshman legislative term.

Senator Kahele’s final “Talk Story” forum Wednesday (Nov 16) in Hilo

Hawai’i Island’s District 2 State Senator Gilbert Kahele hosts his final “Talk Story” forum this Wednesday (Nov 16) at Waiakea High School in Hilo. Senator Kahele is using this final forum to hear the concerns of his constituents in the largest community in East Hawai’i, Hilo. These forums have allowed him to help prepare for […]

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Video of President Obama's address to Congress and reaction from Senator Daniel K. Akaka and Governor Neil Abercrombie.

President Obama addresses Congress , introduces American Jobs Act

Video of President Obama’s address to Congress and reaction from Senator Daniel K. Akaka and Governor Neil Abercrombie.

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Big Island District 2 State Senator Gilbert Kahele held the first of five “Talk Story” forums Wednesday (Aug 31) in Volcano at the Copper Center.

State Senator Kahele kicks-off ‘talk-story’ tour at Volcano Wednesday (Aug 31)

Big Island District 2 State Senator Gilbert Kahele held the first of five “Talk Story” forums Wednesday (Aug 31) in Volcano at the Copper Center.

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U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee Chairman Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) today introduced the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2011 (S.675). The bill would extend the opportunity to build a government-to-government relationship with the United States, a right already enjoyed by 565 federally recognized tribes across the U.S. mainland and in Alaska, to Native Hawaiians. Representatives Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) introduced an identical companion bill (H.R. 1250) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Senator Akaka reintroduces native Hawaiian bill

U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee Chairman Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) today introduced the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2011 (S.675). The bill would extend the opportunity to build a government-to-government relationship with the United States, a right already enjoyed by 565 federally recognized tribes across the U.S. mainland and in Alaska, to Native Hawaiians. […]

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U.S. Senators Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) and Thomas Carper (D-Delaware) introduced the Furthering International Nuclear Safety Act of 2011 yesterday, a bill that would enhance worldwide cooperation on nuclear safety. Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-Nebraska) intends to introduce a companion bill later this month in the House of Representatives.

Sen. Akaka joins others to introduce nuclear safety bill

U.S. Senators Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) and Thomas Carper (D-Delaware) introduced the Furthering International Nuclear Safety Act of 2011 yesterday, a bill that would enhance worldwide cooperation on nuclear safety. Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-Nebraska) intends to introduce a companion bill later this month in the House of Representatives.

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After months of thinking about my political future, I am announcing today that I have decided not to run for re-election in 2012.  As many of you can imagine, it was a very difficult decision for me.

Akaka announces he will not run for re-election in 2012

After months of thinking about my political future, I am announcing today that I have decided not to run for re-election in 2012. As many of you can imagine, it was a very difficult decision for me.

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The United States Senate approved a two-week continuing resolution today by a vote of 91-9.  The bill will keep the federal government open through at least March 18.   Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) voted to support the measure and issued the following statement today:

Senator Akaka votes to keep Federal government running another two weeks

The United States Senate approved a two-week continuing resolution today by a vote of 91-9. The bill will keep the federal government open through at least March 18. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) voted to support the measure and issued the following statement today:

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Kagan’s nomination was approved by the Senate today 63-37 with Senator Inouye voting in favor.

“Elena Kagan is widely-regarded as one of the nation’s leading legal scholars.  Her public service and legal experience, work as a teacher, service as a White House and Senate aide, and representing the government as the nation’s Solicitor General, have contributed to Ms. Kagan’s intellect, judgment, and independence.”

Senators Inouye and Akaka lauds the approval of Kagan as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Kagan’s nomination was approved by the Senate today 63-37 with Senator Inouye voting in favor. “Elena Kagan is widely-regarded as one of the nation’s leading legal scholars. Her public service and legal experience, work as a teacher, service as a White House and Senate aide, and representing the government as the nation’s Solicitor General, have […]

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Senators Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka were on the Big Island Tuesday (March 30) to attend ceremonies for county projects backed by federal earmarks and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.

Senator Inouye visits the Big Island and federally funded projects

Senators Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka were on the Big Island Tuesday (March 30) to attend ceremonies for county projects backed by federal earmarks and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.

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For more than a year-and-a-half, the facts about the state’s economic and fiscal challenges have been clearly laid out, but unfortunately, some refuse to accept the reality that until the State’s revenues recover, we simply cannot continue to pay for all the existing government programs.

State Budget and Finance director reacts to Senator Hooser’s comments

For more than a year-and-a-half, the facts about the state’s economic and fiscal challenges have been clearly laid out, but unfortunately, some refuse to accept the reality that until the State’s revenues recover, we simply cannot continue to pay for all the existing government programs.

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