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Mark Takai

What Government Shutdown? It’s Aloha Friday! Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What Government Shutdown? It’s Aloha Friday!

Rep. Takai continued the pau hana tradition even as Congress scrambled to fund Homeland Security.
Takai Wants to End Political ‘Impasse’ Over Funding Homeland Security

Takai Wants to End Political ‘Impasse’ Over Funding Homeland Security

The federal agency that employs 200,000 will run out of money Feb. 27 without an agreement.
Schatz, Takai Want Details on Obama’s Military Force Request Flickr: Karl-Ludwig Poggemann

Schatz, Takai Want Details on Obama’s Military Force Request

The White House is expected to soon push for congressional approval of further action in Syria and Iraq.
Takai’s First Bill: Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Takai’s First Bill: Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act

Hawaii's congressional delegation has been trying for some time to get similar legislation passed in Congress.
Going to DC on a Friday? Takai Says, ‘Wear Aloha’ U.S. Rep. Mark Takai

Going to DC on a Friday? Takai Says, ‘Wear Aloha’

Hawaii's newest congressman believes the island tradition makes a statement for "cultural diversity and fellowship."
Takai Named to U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Takai Named to U.S. House Natural Resources Committee

Hawaii's new congressman will get a crack at fishing regulations, native affairs and energy production. He's also on the Armed Services Committee.
Takai to Serve on Obama’s Escort Committee for State of the Union Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Takai to Serve on Obama’s Escort Committee for State of the Union

Hawaii's newest congressman will be leading the president into the House chamber tonight.
Pelosi Welcomes Takai to Congress, Island-Style Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pelosi Welcomes Takai to Congress, Island-Style

Citing close Hawaii ties, the Democratic minority leader flew to Honolulu for the new congressman's ceremonial swearing-in.
Mark Takai Names Chief of Staff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mark Takai Names Chief of Staff

Rod Tanonaka will serve the congressman-elect, just as he has done for Colleen Hanabusa.
Hawaii 1st Congressional District: Takai Defeats Djou Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii 1st Congressional District: Takai Defeats Djou

The CD1 race has been one of the state's tightest and most closely watched campaigns in 2014.
Mark Takai Did Vote for a Pension Tax Screenshot

Mark Takai Did Vote for a Pension Tax

At issue is whether state Rep. Mark Takai at one time supported taxing seniors' pensions. He says he didn't; his opponent, Charles Djou, says he did.