In recognition of DNC Vice Chair and Congressman Michael Honda’s ten years of service to the United States Congress, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tim Kaine issued the following statement:
“I am proud to congratulate DNC Vice Chair and Congressman Michael Honda on a decade of exemplary service to the United States Congress, the American people, and the Democratic National Committee as the five-term United States Representative from the 15th Congressional District of California.
“Rep. Honda’s congressional leadership has included membership on the Appropriations Committee and service as the Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Co-chair of the Democratic Caucus’ New Media Working Group, and House Democratic Senior Whip.
“As an influential leader representing our national Party and the White House, Congressman Honda has traveled around the country campaigning for countless Democratic candidates and elected officials. He is also a tireless advocate for the 11 million Americans living and working oversees; and continues to work with Democrats Abroad to ensure that these civilian and military voters are able to participate in our political process.
“In the Congressman’s work as a DNC Vice Chair, every constituency caucus and council of the DNC has come to depend on Congressman Honda’s advice and friendship. In particular, Congressman Honda has been instrumental in developing the DNC’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus and our Asian American outreach program, and he has gone out of his way to provide support to Democratic Asian American candidates and leaders across the country.
“In addition to Rep. Honda’s stewardship in Congress and his work as a DNC Vice Chair, I would like to recognize and demonstrate my appreciation for his lifetime of service, which includes thirty years as an educator and administrator, four years as a California Assemblyman, and a life-long commitment to social and civil justice for the economically disadvantaged, ethnic minorities, the LGBT community, and young people.”