Ed. Note: The below is related to our immediate previous post DNC: Rep. Michael Honda’s Ten Years of Service to the US Congress.
CONTACT: Nasima Hossain (202.256.8419)
Washington, D.C. – In recognition of Democratic National Committee (DNC) Vice Chair and California C.D. 15 (San Jose) Congressman Mike Honda’s ten years of service to the United States Congress and lifetime of service to the national Asian Pacific American community, Asian American Action Fund (AAA-Fund) Executive Director Gautam Dutta issued the following statement on behalf of the AAA-Fund Board:
“I am proud to congratulate DNC Vice Chair and Congressman Mike Honda on a decade of outstanding service to the United States Congress, the Democratic National Committee, the national Asian Pacific American community, and, most importantly, his constituents in California’s 15th Congressional District.
“Rep. Honda’s congressional leadership has included membership on the Appropriations Committee and in the Congressional Progressive Caucus, as well as service as House Democratic Senior Whip and Co-chair of the Democratic Caucus’ New Media Working Group.
“What we at the AAA-Fund most cherish, however, is the tremendous time and effort he expends on top of his duties to his C.D. 15 constituents to serve as Chairman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. In that capacity, he has helped to educate his fellow Members of Congress on issues affecting the Asian Pacific American community, and has encouraged Asian Pacific Americans from all across the country to enter public service in elective and appointive office.
“Rep. Honda’s lifetime of service as a Peace Corps volunteer, teacher, school principal, state legislator and Member of Congress continues to inspire us, and his devotion to justice, fairness, and equal opportunity for all remind us that public servants can still retain their optimism and idealism after many years in the public arena.
“Thank you, Rep. Honda, for your ten years of service in Congress, and for your lifetime of exemplary service to Asian Pacific Americans and all Americans.”