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Takai wants to see aloha wear on House floor

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WASHINGTON D.C. (HawaiiNewsNow) -

U.S. Rep. Mark Takai (HI-01) has a simple request for House Speaker Paul Ryan: He wants aloha wear to be permissible on the House floor.

Takai wrote a letter to Ryan asking that House members be able to observe Aloha Friday. Currently, only full business attire is allowed on the House floor.

“I would like to draw your attention to a recommendation that I have which will support small business and promote a unique Hawaiian custom,” Takai wrote.

“The aloha shirt is a tangible symbol of the aloha spirit – it embraces diversity, inclusion and friendliness that pervades throughout the state of Hawaii. Embracing the aloha shirt will allow members to embrace the aloha spirit – something that Washington could use a little more of.”

Since Takai took his seat in Congress, he’s encouraged his office to observe Aloha Fridays.


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