July 09, 2013

HIRONO APPLAUDS NOMINATION OF FORMER INOUYE AIDE WITH DEEP HAWAII TIES TO COMMERCE DEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mazie K. Hirono today applauded President Obama's nomination of Hawaii-raised Margaret Cummisky to be Assistant Secretary for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce:

“President Obama has made an excellent choice in nominating Margaret Cummisky, a well-experienced and knowledgeable leader with deep Hawaii ties, to this important position at the Commerce Department. Margaret served both the state and Senator Inouye in a number of capacities including staff director for the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and most recently on the Senate Appropriations Committee. Margaret is a highly regarded professional both in Hawaii and Washington. I hope my Senate colleagues will work quickly to confirm her.”