WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 4, 2013) — U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) was sworn into office by Vice President Joe Biden on Friday, and then assigned to the Senate Committee on Armed Services, the Judiciary Committee, and Committee on Veterans Affairs.
“I am honored to serve on the Senate Committee on Armed Services,” Hirono said. “Hawai‘i is home to the U.S. Pacific Command and thousands of men and women who serve our country in the armed forces.
Hirono said the military presence in Hawai‘i plays a critical role in the country’s national security, and also helps in driving the state’s economy by supporting thousands of jobs in the public and private sectors.
“I look forward to partnering with my colleague on the House Armed Services Committee, Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, in preserving Hawai‘i’s important role in our national security,” Hirono added. “Our nation owes a tremendous debt to our service members and military families, and I look forward to fighting for them on this new committee.”