By B.J. Reyes
U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa has a new title within the Democratic Caucus in Congress.
The Hawaii Democrat today was named an Assistant House Whip by Democratic House Whip Steny Hoyer.
Hoyer, in a news release, stated:
“Rep. Hanabusa has quickly become a leading voice in the Democratic Caucus and will be a strong addition to the Whip team. I look forward to working with her as we continue to promote Democrats’ agenda of job creation and strengthening the middle class.”
“I look forward to working with Congressman Hoyer and the Democratic leadership to further our position on important legislation. I have good relationships with many of my Democratic colleagues, and I think that will certainly be an asset in this position.”
The assistant whip is responsible for building unity across the Democratic Caucus by assisting in counting and moving votes among colleagues in support of positions taken by party leadership.