by Andrew Walden (Posted 7-06-09--Updated 7-7-09 & 7-8-09)
UPDATE 4PM 7-8-09: House Minority press secretary Jill Strait reports that the Akaka Bill has been removed from the agenda for tomorrow's meeting of the US House Committee on Natural Resources.
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House minority staff report that the Akaka Bill, HR2314 Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, is scheduled to be "marked up" by the US House Committee on Natural Resources Thursday, July 9th at 10AM EST (4AM Hawaii time).
The meeting will have a live audio and video webcast, which can be watched by going to the following link shortly before the meeting begins, or anytime during the meeting: http://tinyurl.com/bal5s7
The committee vote will be held at 10AM in room 1324 of the Longworth House Office Building. There is little doubt the committee will vote to send the bill to the full House. Amendments may be considered.
The latest version, HR2314 was introduced May 7, 2009 and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources which held a hearing on the bill June 11th. It has not been amended.
The US House has twice before approved previous versions of the Akaka Bill. President Obama has pledged to sign it if it reaches his desk.
Text Akaka Bill: HR2314 / S1011.
NOTE (7-7-09): The announcement of the markup is posted on the full Committee site here...
and ... it is on the Minority site HERE:
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HawaiiReporter 7-8-09: http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?bcfc7f68-b6aa-4228-8113-9110e9ecfd56
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