WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) has been appointed to chair the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower, which provides important oversight of the majority of U.S. Navy and Marine Corps programs, during the 117th Congress. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) will serve as Ranking Member.
The Senator has served as Ranking Member of the Seapower Subcommittee since 2015. In her capacity as Ranking Member and as a member of the committee, she has focused on the need to modernize public shipyards—including the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, strategic interests and engagement in the Indo-Pacific region, the importance of military training areas in Hawaii and elsewhere to support readiness, expanding the Navy’s fleet, and making sure that service members and their families and civilian employees are supported.
Senator Hirono will also serve on the Subcommittees on Personnel, and Readiness and Management Support.
Source: The Garden Island