Hello, U.S. Senate? Sorry, You'll Have to Fax Us

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Last month Civil Beat reported that U.S. Reps. Mazie Hirono and Colleen Hanabusa were millionaires.

The article was based on the most recent financial disclosure reports filed with the U.S. House of Representatives, which were released June 15.

The information is readily available online via the House's Office of the Clerk.

So, how much money do U.S. Sens. Daniel K. Inouye and Daniel Akaka have?

We don't know; the Senate doesn't make the information available online, and the senators' offices referred us to the Senate's Office of Public Records.

Reached by telephone, the records office told us we could stop by in Washington, D.C., or send a request by fax. (It seemed a little far, at least until our Adrienne LaFrance starts work there soon.)

"It's 20 cents a page," a Senate employee chirped. (It costs nothing to obtain a House report.)

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