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US House Passes a Sweeping Defense Policy Bill

US House Passes a Sweeping Defense Policy Bill

The $612 billion measure includes an amendment sponsored by Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard to boost health benefits of military veterans.
Roll Call: Hawaii’s DC Delegation Packs the Least Punch Roll Call

Roll Call: Hawaii’s DC Delegation Packs the Least Punch

Hawaii suffered a precipitous fall in the national ranking of political influence.
Takai on Junket to Asia With Pelosi, Other Reps Flickr: Luke Ma

Takai on Junket to Asia With Pelosi, Other Reps

The congressional trip to five nations including Japan is focused on trade, human rights and security.
President, GOP Spar Over Budget as ACA Hits 5 Years U.S. Rep. Mark Takai

President, GOP Spar Over Budget as ACA Hits 5 Years

Meanwhile, members of Hawaii's congressional delegation are among those celebrating the success of Obamacare.
Post-9/11 Veterans Caucus Features Gabbard, Takai Flickr: The U.S. Army

Post-9/11 Veterans Caucus Features Gabbard, Takai

Its agenda will focus on the 2.8 million vets who have served and deployed since the terrorist attacks.
Takai Blasts GOP Budget Proposal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Takai Blasts GOP Budget Proposal

Hawaii congressman faults Republican plan for giving tax breaks to the rich and cutting programs for the poor.
Selma at 50: A Day of Atonement U.S. Rep. Mark Takai

Selma at 50: A Day of Atonement

A daughter recognizes the humanity of others where her infamous late father would not.
Selma at 50: Unity at the Edmund Pettus Bridge U.S. Rep. Mark Takai

Selma at 50: Unity at the Edmund Pettus Bridge

With President Obama speaking and lei around the necks of some 150 marchers, Hawaii's aloha was felt once again at this iconic place.
Selma at 50: The Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage U.S. Rep. Mark Takai

Selma at 50: The Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage

The courage and dedication that civil rights activists displayed in the face of fear and tremendous odds can be compared to the strength of this nation.