Inouye Sides With GOP Speaker Against China Currency Penalties

·By Adrienne LaFrance

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Hawaii’s senior senator says bill would harm Hawaii tourism.

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Adrienne LaFrance

Adrienne LaFrance is a reporter for Digital First Media and a Civil Beat contributor based in New York City and Washington, D.C. Adrienne focuses on Hawaii's congressional delegation and federal agencies that do business with the state. Before moving to Washington, Adrienne was Civil Beat's Honolulu reporter. Before that, she was a local news anchor for Hawaii Public Radio, Hawaii’s NPR affiliate, and served as managing editor of Honolulu Weekly. Adrienne also worked as a reporter for Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University, and as a producer and news writer at WBUR, Boston's NPR affiliate. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post and several other newspapers and magazines. Adrienne taught journalism at the University of Hawaii and was active on the board of the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter. She earned her B.A. in journalism from Michigan State University and her M.S. in journalism from Boston University. You can follow Adrienne on twitter @AdrienneLaF.
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  1. Inouye told Civil Beat he was not present for the vote due to a "longstanding" commitment to accept an honor. He said that he knew from discussions with Senate leadership that the bill was likely to move forward, and that he would have voted against it.