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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano released the application guidance and allocations for the grants programs today. DHS limited the number of cities eligible for Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grant funding. Under the new formula, Honolulu did not qualify and will not receive any UASI funding in FY2011. Hawaii received $4.7 million in FY2010. However, Hawaii remains eligible to receive funding from the a number of grant programs.

Senators Inouye and Akaka announce Homeland Security funding available for Hawaii

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano released the application guidance and allocations for the grants programs today. DHS limited the number of cities eligible for Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grant funding. Under the new formula, Honolulu did not qualify and will not receive any UASI funding in FY2011. Hawaii received $4.7 million in FY2010. However, […]

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U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) voted today in support of the Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act.  The motion to proceed was 52-48; a 60 vote threshold was required therefore the bill did not advance.

Akaka votes to end tax breaks for big oil companies

U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) voted today in support of the Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act. The motion to proceed was 52-48; a 60 vote threshold was required therefore the bill did not advance.

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U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) joined 13 other Senators in introducing the Hiring Heroes Act of 2011, a bill to help veterans struggling find work and to address the rising unemployment among our nation’s heroes.  With the national unemployment rate among young veterans aged 20-24 at over 27 percent, this bi-partisan bill would require job skills training for separating service members and create new pathways to private sector and federal employment.

Akaka urges Senate to pass Veterans Employment Bill

U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) joined 13 other Senators in introducing the Hiring Heroes Act of 2011, a bill to help veterans struggling find work and to address the rising unemployment among our nation’s heroes. With the national unemployment rate among young veterans aged 20-24 at over 27 percent, this bi-partisan bill would require […]

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As a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees who has closely examined the terrorist threat in the decade since 9/11, I commend the tenacity of the intelligence and military personnel that led to this victory.  I applaud President Obama for his unwavering commitment to bring bin Laden to justice.

Senator Akaka on the death of Osama Bin Laden

As a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees who has closely examined the terrorist threat in the decade since 9/11, I commend the tenacity of the intelligence and military personnel that led to this victory. I applaud President Obama for his unwavering commitment to bring bin Laden to justice.

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U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) cosponsored the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to finally prohibit job discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
“I am proud to join my colleagues in re-introducing this important piece of civil rights labor legislation,” said Senator Akaka.

Senator Akaka sponsors bill to extend protections against workplace discrimination

U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) cosponsored the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to finally prohibit job discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. “I am proud to join my colleagues in re-introducing this important piece of civil rights labor legislation,” said Senator Akaka.

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