December 30, 2013

HIRONO INTRODUCES BILL TO NAME SECURITY STUDIES CENTER FOR INOUYE

WASHINGTON — Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) released the following statement on Dec. 17 to mark the one-year anniversary of Sen. Daniel Inouye’s passing.

To honor the late senator, Hirono introduced legislation that would redesignate the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies as the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in recognition of his instrumental support for the center.

Hirono had previously added this measure as an amendment to the defense bill passed by the Senate Armed Services Committee in June, but this language was not included in the compromise defense bill agreed upon by Congress.

“As a young man, Sen. Daniel K. Inouye responded to the call of duty and wore the uniform in defense of liberty and freedom,” said Hirono. “He then went on to a lifetime of public service, laying the foundation for a modern Hawaii.

Read the entire piece here: http://www.rafu.com/2013/12/hirono-introduces-bill-to-name-security-studies-center-for-inouye/


Source: The Rafu Shimpo