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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
FULL TEXT: Abercrombie's secret rewritten Akaka Bill
By Andrew Walden @ 12:10 PM :: 10206 Views :: Akaka Bill

Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) denies there is an "Akaka Bill Sneak Attack".  He claims that the Akaka Bill process is "transparent." 

Yet only now--as the US House Committee on Natural Resources is debating Abercrombie's proposed Akaka Bill rewrite--has a complete copy of Abercrombie's proposed rewrite been made available to the public. 

You may now only read the most important Hawaii legislation since statehood here at Hawai`i Free Press . . .

READ IT HERE>>>>  Abercrombie's new version of Akaka Bill HR 2314 

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RELATED:

Akaka Bill Hearings under way: Proposed changes came from Akaka's office, CNHA

Live stream: http://boss.streamos.com/real-live/resources/22461/350_resources-1324video_070612.smi

ADV: Hawaii governor opposes Akaka bill revisions (Abercrombie: Bennett's "concerns are real")

U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie, D-Hawai'i, who was expected to offer the changes to the bill today before the committee, said he shared Bennett's concerns.

"His concerns are real," Abercrombie said after speaking to Bennett last night.

Abercrombie said he hopes the bill will move out of committee today, and then Hawai'i lawmakers can work collaboratively with Bennett, the Obama administration and others to possibly amend the bill when it reaches the House floor.

The congressman said "there is no greater friend" to the bill than Bennett and questioned why the attorney general was not given copies of the proposed changes until the past few days....

Jesse Broder Van Dyke, a spokesman for Akaka, said last night that the changes are being proposed after talks with the Obama administration, the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, and others.

Broder said Akaka planned to offer the changes when the bill comes before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee tomorrow. He said the Obama administration, in particular, believes it is important that Hawaiians be treated the same as other indigenous people.

Robin Danner, the president of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, described the new opposition from the Lingle administration as "stunning."

"On the eve of the House markup of the bill in Resources, it is unbelievable that the governor would reverse course and oppose not only Native Hawaiians, but the opportunities that the Akaka bill presents for the entire state," she said in an e-mail.

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