From the In Case You Missed It file: Hawaii's congressional delegation was featured in the Washington, D.C.-based outlet The Hill, in a piece on how the members are attempting to recapture influence on defense and national security in the absence of former U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, who retired in 2012, and the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, who died later that same year.
The article notes how U.S. Sen Brian Schatz was awarded a spot on the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, once chaired by Inouye, while U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono last week was named the ranking member on the Senate Armed Service Committee’s Seapower subpanel.
The Hill states:
While the foursome has a long way to go before matching the outsized influence of Inouye, Akaka and former Rep. Neil Abercrombie, they are on a mission to ensure that Hawaii has sway in the national security debate.
The full article can be viewed HERE.