GIG HARBOR, Wash. - Today the House Democratic Steering & Policy Committee formally recommended that Representative-elect Derek Kilmer be appointed to the House Armed Services Committee.
"I am honored to have the opportunity to serve on the Armed Services Committee," said Rep-elect Kilmer. "Not only does the military play a vital role in keeping our entire nation safe and secure, it also has an enormous impact on the lives of many residents in our region. I look forward to the opportunity to play a meaningful role in helping to strengthen our military and support our servicemen and women and their families."
Rep.-elect Kilmer's appointment will begin after he is sworn into office on January 3, 2013.