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Mark Takai

Hirono, Takai Heading to Selma for Anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’ Associated Press

Hirono, Takai Heading to Selma for Anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’

The Hawaii delegates will march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge and present civil rights leaders with lei.
Is That Mark Takai? Or Mark Takano? Or Ted Lieu? KITV

Is That Mark Takai? Or Mark Takano? Or Ted Lieu?

Hawaii's freshman in Congress is often confused for other Asian-American colleagues.
Minority Retort: DC Democrats Shrug Off GOP Control cory Lum/Civil Beat

Minority Retort: DC Democrats Shrug Off GOP Control

During a "goofy" week in Washington, Hawaii's congressional delegation tried to focus on matters other than the Homeland Security funding fiasco.
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."