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Kia'aina easily approved for federal post

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 28, 2014

Esther Kia‘aina, who combines Capitol Hill experience with personal knowledge of Pacific island issues, was confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate on a voice vote Thursday as assistant secretary of insular affairs at the Department of the Interior. "President Obama recognized a tremendous individual for this important post in Esther Kia­‘aina," U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz said Thursday, joining his colleague Sen. Mazie Hirono in supporting her nomination. "Her confirmation is a testament to her distinguished career and expertise on Native Hawaiian issues and land management."

Esther Kia‘aina, who combines Capitol Hill experience with personal knowledge of Pacific island issues, was confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate on a voice vote Thursday as assistant secretary of insular affairs at the Department of the Interior.

"President Obama recognized a tremendous individual for this important post in Esther Kia­‘aina," U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz said Thursday, joining his colleague Sen. Mazie Hirono in supporting her nomination. "Her confirmation is a testament to her distinguished career and expertise on Native Hawaiian issues and land management." Login for more...



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