Sen. Daniel Akaka

Former Senator from Hawaii, Democrat

Akaka, a Democrat, was a senator from Hawaii from 1990 to 2012.

He was previously the representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district (1977-1990).



Our unique analysis of the bills Akaka sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Akaka is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Akaka sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (33%) Government Operations and Politics (25%) Native Americans (8%) Health (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Labor and Employment (6%) Education (6%) Economics and Public Finance (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Akaka’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From May 1990 to Jan 2013, Akaka missed 183 of 7,503 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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