April 14, 2021

Hirono Statement on Appointment of Erika Moritsugu to be Deputy Assistant to the President and Asian American and Pacific Islander Senior Liaison

WASHINGTON, DC –Today, Senator Mazie K. Hirono issued the following statement after President Biden named Erika Moritsugu as Deputy Assistant to the President and Asian American and Pacific Islander Senior Liaison:

“Erika is an excellent choice to serve as the White House AAPI Senior Liaison. I’m proud to say that Erika is from Hawaii and that I’ve known her family for decades. Erika’s designation as a deputy assistant to the president demonstrates that the White House heard the AAPI community’s call for this role to be a senior level position. I have confidence that Erika will use her deep experience in Congress, the Executive Branch, and as an advocate to be a champion for the AAPI community in this administration.”

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