Updated at 12:07 p.m., Thursday, December 14, 2006
Rep.-elect Hirono named to transportation committee
Advertiser StaffU.S. Representative-elect Mazie Hirono has been named to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Hirono represents Hawai'i's 2nd Congressional District, including the neighbor islands and outlying areas of O'ahu, where transportation issues are a major concern.
"I am very pleased with this assignment and proud to be serving on a committee that can have profound effects on our district and our state," Hirono said in a press release.
The committee deals with aviation, economic development and highways and also maintains jurisdiction over the Jones Act, which ensures the delivery of goods by sea.
"This committee assignment will allow me to work for many interests vital to Hawai'i and the Second District," Hirono said. "In particular, I can work toward effective solutions to Hawai'i's pressing transportation needs."
"In terms of the wide range of issues facing the district," she continued, "I do not think that I could have asked for a better committee to serve on."