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Washington, D.C. – Senator Ron Johnson (WI) released the following statement regarding the service of Senator Daniel Akaka (HI). Akaka chairs the Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, on which Johnson serves as Ranking Republican Member:
“I will always remember and appreciate the warm welcome Senator Akaka gave me when I arrived as a new member of the Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee. He is a true gentleman.
“Senator Akaka’s life is a testimony of his commitment to Hawaii and our nation – serving in the Army during World War II, as an educator and during his 36 years in Congress.
“I want to congratulate Senator Akaka as he retires from elective office, and wish him well in the years ahead.”
Today’s hearing of the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia is scheduled to be the last such hearing of the 112th Congress, and the last on which Akaka will serve as Chairman before he retires.