December 12, 2014

SENATOR HIRONO TO EXPAND SENATE REACH NEXT YEAR, SERVING ON 5 COMMITTEES COVERING BROAD RANGE OF HAWAII PRIORITIES

Hirono to Sit on Senate Committees on Armed Services, Veterans’ Affairs, Energy and Natural Resources, Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mazie K. Hirono today announced she will continue her work on the Senate Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs during the 114th Congress. In addition, Senator Hirono has been assigned to three new committees; the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

“I look forward to building on our work to support our servicemembers, veterans and their families,” said Senator Hirono. "Maintaining a strong military presence in Hawaii will continue to be critical to our national security and economy in state, while also serving as a key component to our nation’s rebalance to the Asia-Pacific.”

“My new committee assignments are well-balanced and involve top priorities for Hawaii, including shaping policies that secure clean energy, protection of the environment and boosting small business opportunities that create jobs that will help us achieve a sustainable future for Hawaii.”

Senate committee assignments will be made official in January 2015.