April 1st, 2014
By Derrick DePledge
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has been assigned a coveted slot on the House Armed Services Committee.
Hawaii has traditionally had a seat on the committee, but U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa will give up her post when she leaves the House after this term. Hanabusa is challenging U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in the Democratic primary.
Gabbard, a freshman, snagged the spot over more seasoned Democrats.