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

Condolence book available for signing in honor of late Senator Daniel K. Akaka

The County of Hawai’i invites the public to sign a condolence book to honor the late U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka. Condolence books will be available for signing at the reception desks of both the Hilo Mayor’s Office and the Kona Mayor’s Office.

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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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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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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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Senator Akaka said, "I am disappointed that some of my colleagues chose to block this legislation. The DREAM Act would have provided children who were brought to this nation by their parents with an opportunity to earn a path to the American dream by serving in the military or getting a college education."

Senators Inouye and Akaka disappointed DREAM Act blocked in Senate

Senator Akaka said, “I am disappointed that some of my colleagues chose to block this legislation. The DREAM Act would have provided children who were brought to this nation by their parents with an opportunity to earn a path to the American dream by serving in the military or getting a college education.”

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Hawaii is expected to receive $39,311,983 to fund teacher salaries and benefits and save about 700 education-related jobs, Senators Daniel K. Inouye and Daniel K. Akaka announced today.

The funds are provided in a $26 billion state aid bill approved by the U.S. Senate.  The bill passed today 61-39 with Senator Inouye and Senator Akaka voting in favor of the measure.

Hawaii expected to receive more than $39M for teacher salaries and benefits

Hawaii is expected to receive $39,311,983 to fund teacher salaries and benefits and save about 700 education-related jobs, Senators Daniel K. Inouye and Daniel K. Akaka announced today. The funds are provided in a $26 billion state aid bill approved by the U.S. Senate. The bill passed today 61-39 with Senator Inouye and Senator Akaka […]

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