Lame ducked

October 1st, 2010

U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, said today that he hopes a Native Hawaiian federal recognition bill can be taken up in a lame-duck session after the November elections.

The window to move the bill appears to be closing. If Democrats lose seats in the Senate after the November elections, prospects next year will likely get worse.

The American Bar Association, meanwhile, has sent a letter to senators backing the bill.

From Akaka:

Although there are many important bills pending on the Senate calendar, I remain optimistic that the Senate will be able to consider the bill during the lame-duck session.  I thank the ABA for its unwavering support.

3 Responses to “Lame ducked”

  1. Eric Ryan:

    That’s all Hawaii needs . . . another dysfunctional, self-serving government to bleed us dry.

  2. Ryan Adverderada:

    One positive which will come out of this is that the Hawaiian people will now be forced to keep OHA accountable and to really spend money to help the Hawaiian population rather than sit on the money.

  3. manawai:

    If it gets passed it will eventually transfer power over the ceded lands from the Japanese-controlled State government, the guys who have used the funds for everything but the Hawaiian people, and transfer it to the new ali’i; elected Hawaiians like Lokelani Lindsey and Abigail Kawānanakoa who will pocket the rents themsleves. The kanaka maole will continue to be screwed but at least they’ll be getting screwed by officials of their own race.

    PS – Abigail makes millions annually but still spends more than she makes and piles up debt. What a fine example of a Hawaiian she is.

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