Senator Inouye and Chairman Stevens at the NIGA 2011 Legislative Summit. Photo Courtesy National Indian Gaming Association.
We mourn the loss of our friend, leader and elder statesman, Senator Daniel K. Inouye. Dan Inouye was one of the giants of our time, serving in the Senate for 50 years and in the House before that. Senator Inouye's tenure in Congress reaches back to Hawaii's statehood and the election of President John F. Kennedy. His tenure reaches forward to the election of President Barack Obama, whom he served as a mentor and councilor.