• President Obama signs Senator Akaka's Whistleblower Protection and Enhancement Act in the Oval Office, November 27, 2012

    Chairman Akaka visits the White House to discuss ways to strengthen indigenous communities with President Barack Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar (7/30/12).

    OHA Trustee Peter Apo, Hawaii State Senator Brickwood Galuteria, and U.S. Senators Akaka and Inouye sign Kanaʻiolowalu Petition.

    Violence Against Women Act & SAVE Native Women

    Historic ceded lands settlement signed at Washington Place.

    U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan and Senator Akaka discuss efforts to end veterans homelessness at U.S.Vets-Barbers Point

    President Obama signs the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership (HEARTH) Act to promote greater tribal self-determination and create jobs in Indian Country (7/30/12)

    The Merit Systems Protection Board presented Senator Daniel K. Akaka with an honorary Theodore Roosevelt Award for his "dedicated service and lasting contributions to the Federal merit systems and Federal workforce."

    Chairman Akaka held an Indian Affairs legislative field hearing in Honolulu on the Hawaiian Homeownership Opportunity Act attended by the entire Hawaii Congressional delegation and federal and local officials, scholars, and advocates.

    Senators launch Senate Oceans Caucus.

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    Senator Akaka at the groundbreaking for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project. Click above for more pictures...

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  • Obama gives Akaka props at Tribal Nations Conference Dec 5 2012

    "I want to give a special shout-out to Senator Danny Akaka, who has been such a tireless advocate for Native Americans throughout his career," President Obama said to applause.  "You know that Danny is going to be retiring this year, and he's such a great friend.  And as a Hawaiian boy, I've got to give him a little special props.  (Laughter.)"

  • U.S. Senate marks Year of the Korean War Veteran on the war's 60th anniversary Nov 30 2012

    This week, the United States Senate unanimously approved a resolution designating 2012-2013 as the Year of the Korean War Veteran, recognizing the 60th anniversary of the war, and honoring and contributions and sacrifices made by the veterans.

  • Senate passes bipartisan Hatch Act modernization bill Nov 30 2012

    "I am pleased the Senate approved this important legislation, which will allow more Americans the right to run for public office and serve their communities, and treat federal employees and employees of the District of Columbia more fairly."

  • New GAO reports provide further evidence that cuts to FECA benefits are unfair Nov 29 2012

    The Government Accountability Office released two new reports this week that analyzed changes to the Federal Employee's Compensation Act and their impact on Federal employees and Postal Service employees. 

  • Colleagues praise Akaka at Indian Affairs hearing Nov 29 2012

    Several members offered kind words for departing Chairman Akaka at what could be the final hearing he leads as he nears the end of his 36 year career in Congress.

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  • AP: Native convention kicks off in Anchorage Oct 19 2012

    Retiring U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka of Hawaii was presented with an award for his years of championing tribal issues. The Democrat greeted the audience with, "Aloha," and got the same greeting from the applauding crowd. [He] said he was honored to receive the award and impressed to see so many Alaska Natives in attendance.

  • Washington Post: A friend of feds last hearing; Akaka retiring Sep 19 2012

    With a nod to his home state, Sen. Daniel K. Akaka opens every hearing with "Aloha." Wednesday's session was a time for those attending the packed hearing he chaired to tell him: "A hui hou."

  • Washington Post: 'Dirty bomb' threat at hospitals remains, GAO report says Sep 10 2012

    "We must strengthen domestic radiological security requirements and accelerate efforts to secure all medical facilities with radiological materials," Akaka said.

  • Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Training is offered for clergy to aid PTSD sufferers Aug 8 2012

    More than 90 religious leaders from Oahu and Maui will gather at Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay for a first-ever workshop on helping service members suffering from PTSD.  Sponsored by the Office of Sen. Daniel Akaka, the National Center for PTSD and Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System...


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