Thomas SuozziThomas Suozzi – NY3

Current Position: US Representative for NY District 3 since 2017
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): https://www.opensecrets.org/search?q=Thomas+Suozzi&type=site from 2002 – 2009; Mayor Glen Cove from 1994 – 2001

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@senatemajldr to NY & States:  Drop Dead. Since ’15, NY taxpayers have given the fed gov $116B more than we’ve rec’d back in fed spending, while Ky has RECEIVED $148B more in fed spending then they gave.  NY subsidizes KY! @NYDailyNews @NYGov

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Rep. Tom Suozzi and Kevin O’Leary debate the $1.9 trillion relief plan

WASHINGTON — A US lawmaker has called on President Joe Biden to consider providing COVID-19 vaccines to North Korea as a way of improving relations between the two countries, an informed source said Tuesday.

Rep. Thomas Suozzi (D-NY) also urged Biden to consider providing additional vaccine support to South Korea in a letter to the president, according to Kim Min-sun, president of the New York-based Museum of Korean American Heritage.

“Because of your administration’s work to secure over 1 billion vaccine doses, the United States has a sufficient supply to meet our country’s current demand and is in a position to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to the Korean Peninsula,” he said in the letter, dated Sept. 2.

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Current Position: US Representative for NY District 3 since 2017
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): https://www.opensecrets.org/search?q=Thomas+Suozzi&type=site from 2002 – 2009; Mayor Glen Cove from 1994 – 2001

Featured Quote: 
@senatemajldr to NY & States:  Drop Dead. Since ’15, NY taxpayers have given the fed gov $116B more than we’ve rec’d back in fed spending, while Ky has RECEIVED $148B more in fed spending then they gave.  NY subsidizes KY! @NYDailyNews @NYGov

Featured Video: 
Rep. Tom Suozzi and Kevin O’Leary debate the $1.9 trillion relief plan

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WASHINGTON — A US lawmaker has called on President Joe Biden to consider providing COVID-19 vaccines to North Korea as a way of improving relations between the two countries, an informed source said Tuesday.

Rep. Thomas Suozzi (D-NY) also urged Biden to consider providing additional vaccine support to South Korea in a letter to the president, according to Kim Min-sun, president of the New York-based Museum of Korean American Heritage.

“Because of your administration’s work to secure over 1 billion vaccine doses, the United States has a sufficient supply to meet our country’s current demand and is in a position to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to the Korean Peninsula,” he said in the letter, dated Sept. 2.

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Representative Tom Suozzi, trained as an attorney and CPA, is the Congressman representing the Third Congressional District in New York. He is a member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, the chief tax-writing committee of the House of Representatives, serving on both the Oversight and Tax Policy subcommittees. Congressman Suozzi is also the Vice-Chair of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus and Co-Chair of the bipartisan Long Island Sound Caucus. In May of 2019, he was appointed to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. Prior to his assignment on Ways and Means, the Congressman was a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Armed Services Committee.

Congressman Suozzi previously served as mayor of his hometown, Glen Cove, NY from 1994-2001, and as Nassau County Executive from 2002-2009. As a reformer and a problem solver, in 2004 Suozzi created FixAlbany.com, exposing and rooting out corruption in New York state politics. In 2005, he was honored as Governing magazine’s “Public Official of the Year.”  In 2007, he was appointed by the Governor to lead a state commission that proposed the first property tax cap, which has now become law. In 2008, the New York State League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) named him “Environmentalist of the Year.”

In 2010, Suozzi returned to the private sector as a senior advisor to investment banking firm Lazard and as of counsel at Harris Beach law firm. Prior to his time in elected office, Suozzi worked as a litigator for Shearman & Sterling, law clerk to the Chief Judge of the Eastern District, and an auditor for Arthur Andersen & Co.

Congressman Suozzi resides in Glen Cove with his wife Helene, and their three children Caroline, Joseph, and Michael.

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Caucuses 

Rep. Suozzi is a vice chair of the Congressional Problem Solvers Caucus, which is made up of 20 Republicans and 20 Democrats working together to get things done.

He is also the co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Quiet Skies Caucus which seeks to raise awareness of aircraft noise issues and find solutions to the problem.

Rep. Suozzi is a co-chair of the Congressional Long Island Sound Caucus. This bipartisan group seeks to preserve and protect this national treasure and diverse ecosystem.

The Congressman is also a member of the following Congressional organizations:

  • Armenian Issues Caucus
  • Bipartisan Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Bipartisan Task Force on Heroin
  • CPA Caucus
  • Climate Solutions Caucus
  • Dietary Supplement Caucus
  • Estuary Caucus
  • Fire Services Caucus
  • Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
  • Hidden Heroes Caucus
  • India and Indian Americans Caucus
  • Military Mental Health Caucus
  • Taiwan Caucus

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    407 Cannon House Office Building
    WashingtonDC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-3335

 

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Thomas Richard Suozzi[1] (/ˈswɒzi/; born August 31, 1962) is an American politician, attorney, and accountant who is the U.S. representative for New York’s 3rd district.[2][3]

Suozzi was the county executive of Nassau County, New York, from 2002 to 2009. He was first elected to the post in 2001 after four terms as mayor of Glen Cove, New York. In 2006, he ran unsuccessfully against Eliot Spitzer for the Democratic nomination for governor of New York, on a “Fix Albany” platform.[4] Suozzi was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2016 and reelected in 2018 and 2020.[5][6] On November 29, 2021, Suozzi announced his candidacy for governor of New York in the 2022 election.[7][8]

Early and personal life

The son of former Glen Cove mayor Joseph A. Suozzi, Thomas Suozzi was born on August 31, 1962 in Glen Cove.[9] His father was born in Italy and his mother, Marguerite, is of Irish and English descent.[10] The youngest of five siblings, Tom Suozzi attended Catholic schools, graduating from Chaminade High School, Boston College, and Fordham University School of Law. He is trained as both a lawyer and a CPA.

Early political career

Mayor of Glen Cove

In 1993, Suozzi was elected mayor of Glen Cove, New York. He served as mayor for four terms.[11] His father and his uncle, Vincent Suozzi, were mayors of Glen Cove before him.[12]

As mayor, Suozzi focused on environmental cleanup of commercial and industrial sites. A focal point of his administration was redeveloping brownfield and superfund sites.[11] In 1994, the Glen Cove incinerator was permanently closed and dismantled.[13] In 1998, the city demolished and redeveloped the defunct Li Tungsten Refinery grounds, a federal superfund site.[14][15] Then-Vice President Al Gore recognized Suozzi for the city’s environmental cleanup efforts and Glen Cove was awarded the Brownfields Award in 1998.[16][17]

Nassau County Executive

Suozzi with Gary Ackerman in 2004

Suozzi was elected Nassau County Executive in 2001, becoming the first Democrat elected to the position in traditionally Republican Nassau in 30 years.[18] He assumed office amid a fiscal crisis. By 1999, Nassau was on the brink of financial collapse: the county faced a $300 million annual deficit, was billions of dollars in debt, and its credit rating had sunk to one level above junk status.[19] According to The New York Times, he “earned high marks from independent institutions for his signature achievement, the resuscitation of Nassau’s finances.”[20]

While in office, Suozzi cut spending and reduced borrowing and debt. He also oversaw 11 county bond upgrades over two years, eliminated deficits in Nassau, and accumulated surpluses. In 2005, Governing Magazine named Suozzi one of its Public Officials of the Year, calling him “the man who spearheaded Nassau County, New York’s, remarkable turnaround from the brink of fiscal disaster.”[11][20] According to The New York Times, Suozzi garnered praise for social services like his “no wrong door” program, which centralized access to social services.[20]

Suozzi lost the 2009 county executive election to Ed Mangano. After working in the private sector as an attorney, he announced that he would seek a rematch against Mangano in 2013.[21] He attacked Mangano for “presiding over a decline in the county” while also emphasizing that, while he was county executive, Suozzi had eight years of balanced budgets and reduced crime.[22] In November, Mangano defeated Suozzi, 59% to 41%.[23]

2006 gubernatorial campaign

Suozzi declared his candidacy for governor of New York in the Democratic primary against Eliot Spitzer on February 25, 2006. The bid appeared from the start to be something of a long shot given Spitzer’s reputation as a “corporate crusader”, though Suozzi often pointed out that he prevailed as a long shot before when he first ran for Nassau County Executive.

Few prominent Democrats apart from Nassau County Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs supported his bid; most of New York’s Democratic legislators and mayors campaigned for Spitzer. One of Suozzi’s biggest supporters was Victor Rodriguez, founder of the now disbanded Voter Rights Party. Rodriguez eventually became the lead field organizer for Suozzi’s Albany campaign office. The campaign was funded in part by Home Depot co-founder Kenneth Langone, former NYSE CEO Richard Grasso, David Mack of the MTA, and many people on Wall Street whom Spitzer had investigated and prosecuted.[24]

On June 13, 2006, Suozzi spoke before the New York State Conference of Mayors along with Spitzer and John Faso. Suozzi received a standing ovation from the crowd of mayors.[25] On July 6, Suozzi announced to his followers that he had collected enough petitions to place himself on the primary ballot. During a debate, he said he had presidential aspirations.[26][27] On August 7, after much speculation, Suozzi announced that he would not seek an independent line were he to lose the primary.[28]

2022 New York gubernatorial election

On November 29, 2021, Suozzi announced his candidacy for governor of New York in the 2022 election.[7][8] Throughout his campaign, he has framed himself as a “common sense Democrat” who opposes some elected members of his party on issues like bail reform and New York’s new congressional maps.

U.S. House of Representatives

Elections

2016

In June 2016, Suozzi won a five-way Democratic primary in New York’s 3rd congressional district.[29] He was endorsed by The New York Times, Newsday, and The Island Now.[30][31][32] He defeated Republican State Senator Jack Martins in the general election on November 8, and began representing New York’s 3rd congressional district in the 115th United States Congress in January 2017.[2]

2018

In June 2018, Suozzi won the Democratic primary unopposed. In the general election, Suozzi defeated Republican nominee Dan DeBono, a future Trump administration Chief Infrastructure Funding Officer and former trader and investment banker, by 18 points.[33][34]

Tenure

Suozzi with President Joe Biden and Adriano Espaillat in 2021

As of November 2021, Suozzi had voted in line with Joe Biden‘s stated position 100% of the time.[35]

He is vice-chair of the Bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, which comprises 22 Democrats and 22 Republicans. He also co-chairs the Long Island Sound Caucus, co-chairs the Quiet Skies Caucus, and chairs the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s Board of Visitors.[3][36][37] Suozzi is a member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus,[38] the United States Congressional International Conservation Caucus[39] the Climate Solutions Caucus,[40] is a Commissioner on the Congressional Executive Commission on China, and is the Chairman of the Congressional Uyghur Caucus.

In Congress, Suozzi authored and is the leading voice on legislation to restore the State and Local Tax (SALT) Deduction, which was capped at $10,000 in 2017.[41] Through his work, Suozzi orchestrated a call from the New York Congressional Delegation for the repeal of the SALT cap.[42]

In 2022, Suozzi strongly opposed a proposal by New York Governor Kathy Hochul to permit homeowners to add an accessory dwelling unit (such as an extra apartment and backyard cottage) on lots zoned for single-family housing.[43] The proposal was intended to alleviate New York’s housing shortage and make housing more affordable.[44] Suozzi said that he supported efforts to tackle housing problems, but that he was against “ending single-family housing”.[44][45]

Committee assignments

Caucus memberships

Electoral history

Nassau County Executive Race
YearCandidateVotes%
2009Thomas Suozzi (D)117,87448%
Ed Mangano (R)118,11149%
New York 3rd Congressional District Race
YearCandidateVotes%
2016Thomas Suozzi (D)156,31552.4%
Jack Martins (R)142,02347.6%
New York 3rd Congressional District Race
YearCandidateVotes%
2018Thomas Suozzi (D)157,45659.0%
Dan DeBono (R)109,51441.0%
New York 3rd Congressional District Race
YearCandidateVotes%
2020Thomas Suozzi (D)208,55556.0%
George Santos (R)161,93143.5%

Personal life

Suozzi and his wife, Helene, have three children. Their son Joe played baseball at Boston College and is in the minor-league system of the New York Mets.[53]

See also

References

  1. ^ Bulletin of Information, Fordham Law School
  2. ^ a b “Suozzi defeats Martins in 3rd District race”. longisland.news12.com. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c “Biography”. suozzi.house.gov. 15 February 2017. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  4. ^ Lambert, Bruce (2004-11-07). “After Mixed Results, Suozzi Presses On to Fix Albany”. The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-04-05.
  5. ^ “Suozzi, Zeldin win House races”. Newsday. Retrieved 2020-02-12.
  6. ^ Torrance, Luke (2018-11-07). “Suozzi, Rice win re-election as Democrats capture House – News”. The Island Now. Retrieved 2020-02-12.
  7. ^ a b Congressman Tom Suozzi Joins New York Governor Race, CBS News, November 29, 2021. Retrieved November 29, 2021.
  8. ^ a b “Congressman Tom Suozzi launches bid for New York governor”.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ Rodrick, Stephen. “Tom Quixote”, New York Magazine.
  10. ^ “INTERVIEWS THOMAS SUOZZI / ‘I’m pretty much a go-go guy.’. Newsday. 2001-09-05. Retrieved 2016-12-18.
  11. ^ a b c Gurwitt, Rob (2005). “Thomas R. Suozzi”. Governing Magazine. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  12. ^ Toy, Vivian (August 21, 2005). “In Glen Cove, Politics Is Thicker Than Blood”. New York Times. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  13. ^ Ain, Stewart (March 24, 1996). “First Closing Of Incinerator Renews Focus On Disposing Of Garbage”. New York Times. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  14. ^ Saslow, Linda (November 5, 2000). “Glen Cove Seeks Waterfront Investors”. New York Times. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  15. ^ Gearty, Robert (April 23, 1998). “Glen Cove Blows Its Stack”. New York Daily News. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  16. ^ Tedeschi, Tony (July 22, 2010). “The Glen Cove Waterfront Sound Off”. Patch. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  17. ^ Brodsky, Robert (October 30, 2013). “Thomas Suozzi Pushes For Second Chance In Nassau County Executive Race”. Newsday. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  18. ^ Lambert, Bruce (November 8, 2001). “The 2001 Elections: Long Island; Suozzi Quickly Focuses on Nassau’s Woes”. New York Times. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  19. ^ Jones, Bart (December 19, 2010). “Nassau’s Finances Recall Near-Meltdown of ’99”. Newsday. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  20. ^ a b c Lambert, Bruce (September 4, 2006). “Suozzi, Beyond the Numbers”. New York Times. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  21. ^ “Suozzi lays out campaign strategy, six months out”. Newsday. May 7, 2013. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
  22. ^ “Former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi Wants His Old Job Back: Says He’s Over Losing The First Time And Is What’s Right For County This Time”. CBS New York. February 13, 2013. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
  23. ^ Twarowski, Christopher (November 6, 2013). “Mangano Defeats Suozzi In Nassau County Executive Race”. Long Island Press. Syosset, NY.
  24. ^ Rodrick, Stephen. “Tom Quixote: Is Suozzi’s campaign against Spitzer a profile in courage or self-destruction?”. New York Magazine. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  25. ^ Hakim, Danny (June 14, 2006). “Suozzi Gets an Ovation From Conference of Mayors”. New York Times.
  26. ^ Healy, Patrick (July 26, 2006). “Sole Debate for Spitzer and Suozzi Is Fiery”. New York Times. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  27. ^ “The Spitzer-Suozzi Debate Transcript”. The New York Times. July 26, 2006. Retrieved May 25, 2010.
  28. ^ “Suozzi Won’t Seek Independent Line”. National Public Radio. August 7, 2006.
  29. ^ Brand, Rick. “Thomas Suozzi savors Democratic primary win”. Newsday.com. Newsday. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  30. ^ Editorial Board, The New York Times (June 17, 2016). “Five Choices in New York Congressional Primaries”. New York Times. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  31. ^ Editorial Board, Newsday (October 25, 2016). “Thomas Suozzi to Represent 3rd Congressional District”. Newsday. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  32. ^ Editorial Board, The Island Now (November 3, 2016). “Our Views: Congressional District 3 Tom Suozzi For Congress”. The Island Now. Archived from the original on November 4, 2016. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  33. ^ “New York’s 3rd Congressional District election, 2018”. Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2020-02-12.
  34. ^ “Chief Infrastructure Funding Officer | US Department of Transportation”. 2020-02-12. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2020-02-12.
  35. ^ Bycoffe, Anna Wiederkehr and Aaron (2021-04-22). “Does Your Member Of Congress Vote With Or Against Biden?”. FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  36. ^ a b “Suozzi appointed co chair of bipartisan long island sound caucus”. suozzi.house.gov. 15 March 2017. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  37. ^ a b Pelaez, Robert (2020-02-04). “Suozzi named chairman of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy’s Board of Visitors – Great Neck News”. The Island Now. Retrieved 2020-02-12.
  38. ^ “Members”. Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  39. ^ “Our Members”. U.S. House of Representatives International Conservation Caucus. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  40. ^ “90 Current Climate Solutions Caucus Members”. Citizen´s Climate Lobby. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  41. ^ “Suozzi bill to increase SALT cap passes House”. Newsday. Retrieved 2020-02-12.
  42. ^ Ferris, Sarah. “Blue-state Democrats demand SALT relief in Biden’s next big bill”. POLITICO. Retrieved 2022-04-05.
  43. ^ “Hochul pulls affordable housing proposal from budget”. Newsday. Retrieved 2022-02-18.
  44. ^ a b Witt, Stephen (2022-01-28). “Suozzi, Local Politicians Assail Hochul’s Residential Rezoning Plans”. LI Press. Retrieved 2022-02-18.
  45. ^ Brandon Duffy (2022-02-02). “Suozzi says Hochul’s zoning proposals ‘end single-family housing in New York state’ – News”. The Island Now. Retrieved 2022-02-18.
  46. ^ “Suozzi wins seat on Ways and Means Committee”. Newsday. Retrieved 2020-02-12.
  47. ^ “Commissioners of the 116th Congress | Congressional-Executive Commission on China”. www.cecc.gov. Retrieved 2020-02-12.
  48. ^ “Members”. Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  49. ^ “Our Members”. U.S. House of Representatives International Conservation Caucus. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  50. ^ “90 Current Climate Solutions Caucus Members”. Citizen´s Climate Lobby. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  51. ^ “Featured Members”. Problem Solvers Caucus. Retrieved 2021-03-28.
  52. ^ “Leadership | New Democrat Coalition”. newdemocratcoalition.house.gov. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  53. ^ “Mets sign son of Queens congressman to minors”. ESPN.com. 2020-06-19. Retrieved 2021-06-19.

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Issues

Committees

Rep. Suozzi is a member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, the chief tax-writing committee of the House of Representatives; serving on both the Oversight and Tax Policy subcommittees. Established in 1789, the Committee on Ways and Means is the oldest committee of the United States Congress and exercises jurisdiction over revenue and related issues such as tariffs, trade agreements, Social Security, Medicare, and other social services programs. Typically reserved for senior Members of the House of Representatives, the prestigious committee’s alums include eight Presidents and eight Vice Presidents, 21 Speakers of the House of Representatives, and four Justices of the Supreme Court.

Prior to his assignment on Ways and Means, the Congressman was a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Armed Services Committee.

Legislation

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Thomas Suozzi – NY3

Current Position: US Representative for NY District 3 since 2017
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): https://www.opensecrets.org/search?q=Thomas+Suozzi&type=site from 2002 – 2009; Mayor Glen Cove from 1994 – 2001

Featured Quote: 
@senatemajldr to NY & States:  Drop Dead. Since ’15, NY taxpayers have given the fed gov $116B more than we’ve rec’d back in fed spending, while Ky has RECEIVED $148B more in fed spending then they gave.  NY subsidizes KY! @NYDailyNews @NYGov

Featured Video: 
Rep. Tom Suozzi and Kevin O’Leary debate the $1.9 trillion relief plan

Kathleen Rice – NY4

Current Position: US Representative for NY District 4 since 2015
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): District Attorney of Nassau County from 2006 – 2015

Featured Quote: 
I met with my friends at @LIFEDofLABORthis morning to discuss Long Island’s infrastructure needs. I’m proud to be a strong advocate for our healthcare heroes, offshore wind, affordable broadband, prevailing wages, and other critical labor priorities that LI’s future depends on.

Featured Video: 
Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY): We Cannot Normalize Trump’s Behavior | Ayman Mohyeldin | MSNBC

Gregory Meeks – NY5

Current Position: US Representative for NY District 5 since 1998
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): State Delegate from 1993 – 1998

Other Positions:  
Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee

Featured Quote: 
All people should be treated equally, regardless of who they are or who they love. This month, we recognize and celebrate our LGBTQI+ community and the challenges they have overcome and are still overcoming. Happy #PrideMonth!

Featured Video: 
I wanted Amazon HQ2 deal to be inclusive: Rep. Greg Meeks

Grace Meng – NY6

Current Position: US Representative for NY District 6 since 2013
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): State Delegate from 2009 – 2012

Featured Quote: 
Anti-Asian hate crimes are NOT an #AsianAmerican issue. It is an American issue. Please stand with me and the #AAPI community to condemn this horrific violence and reject bigotry, hate, and intolerance. Enough is enough. We must work together to #StopAsianHate .

Featured Video: 
Rep. Grace Meng says Asian Americans have been “screaming out for help” for the last year

Nydia Velázquez- NY7

Current Position: US Representative for NY District 7 since 1993
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2021 US Senator
Former Position(s): New York City Council from 1993 – 2013

Other Positions:  
Chair, House Small Business Committee.

Featured Quote: 
This footage is extremely disturbing. I call yet again on @PRPDnoticias
to refrain from the use of violence. They must respect the right of people to freely protest in Rincón. #PuertoRico

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Representative Nydia Velazquez: U.S. needs to be “on the right side of history” on Puerto Rico’s

Hakeem Jeffries – NY8

Current Position: US Representative for NY District 8 since 2013
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): State Delegate from 2007 – 2012

Other Position:
Chair, House Democratic Caucus

Featured Quote: 
Treachery and sedition have no place in our Republic. ENOUGH.

Featured Video: 
Hakeem Jeffries: ‘Republicans Have Adopted Voter Suppression As A Campaign Tactic’

Yvette Clarke – NY9

Current Position: US Representative for NY District 9 since 2007
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): New York City Council from 2002 – 2006

Other Positions:  
Chair, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Innovation – Homeland Security

Featured Quote: 
It is with profound sadness that I share the loss of my dear friend and colleague Mary Bishop. Mary has been with me for more than 15 years; she began working with my campaign for Congress and was critical to our success.

Featured Video: 
Yvette Clarke Pushes For Additional Cyber Security Funding

Jerrold Nadler – NY10

Current Position: US Representative for NY District 10 since 1992
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): State Delegate from 1977 – 1992

Other Positions:  
Chair, Judiciary Committee

Featured Quote: 
I couldn’t be prouder of all @HouseJudiciary has already accomplished this Congress. It’s an honor to lead this august committee—the work to build a more just America endures.

Featured Video: 
Trump impeachment hearing: Chairman Jerrold Nadler’s opening statement

Nicole Malliotakis- NY11

Current Position: US Representative for NY 11th District since 2021
Affiliation: Republican
Former Position(s): State Delegate from 2011 – 2020

Featured Quote: 
The @StateDept must get its employees back to work ASAP. My office continues to assist those in our district having difficulty obtaining a passport but the backlog must be addressed so the system works for every citizen. Also please beware of scams!

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Rep. Nicole Malliotakis on how Republicans view Biden’s agenda

Carolyn Maloney – NY12

Current Position: US Representative for NY District 12 since 1993
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): New York City Council from 1983 – 1993

Other Positions:  
Chair, Committee on Oversight and Reform

Featured Quote: 
I promised I would investigate Jan 6, regardless of the outcome of the impeachment or vote on a bipartisan commission. This morning, @OversightDems, the Committee I chair, released new docs about Trump’s pressure campaign on DOJ to overturn the election.

Featured Video: 
Rep. Carolyn Maloney questions JP Morgan CEO on the bank’s lending to firearm manufacturers

Adriano Espaillat – NY13

Current Position: US Representative for NY District 13 since 2017
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): State Delegate from 1997 – 2010

Featured Quote: 
Just a reminder that Mitch McConnell blocked Merrick Garland 8 months before an election but confirmed Amy Coney Barrett 8 days before an election when 65 million people had already voted. Court packing is the Republican playbook.

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Congressman Adriano Espaillat: State of the District Address

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez- NY14

Current Position: US Representative for NY District 14 since 2019
Affiliation: Democrat

Featured Quote: 
Last January I was sworn in for my first term in Congress. So, what have we accomplished since then? Let’s take 2(ish) minutes to review.

Featured Video: 
The Courage to Change | Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Ritchie Torres – NY15

Current Position: US Representative for NY 15th District since 2021
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): New York City Council from 2014 – 2020

Featured Quote: 
It’s official. We won! It is the honor of a lifetime to be able to serve our community in Washington DC. The counting took longer than expected, but today the @BOENYC
certified our victory & I want to say thank you..

Featured Video: 
Rep. Ritchie Torres: From Poverty to Politics | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Source: Wikipedia

Jamaal Bowman – NY16

Current Position: US Representative for NY District 16 since 2021
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): Educator from 2003 – 2020

Other Positions:  
Vice Chair, Committee on Education and Labor

Featured Quote: 
I spent 20 years as an educator, seeing firsthand how transforming a child’s learning environment can unlock their full potential. The Green New Deal for Public Schools is about transforming our schools into cleaner spaces for our children and our planet.

Featured Video: 
Rep. Jamaal Bowman: We Need Climate & Racial Justice Addressed in Broader Infrastructure Package

Mondaire Jones – NY17

Current Position: US Representative for NY 17th District since 2021
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): New York City Council from 2014 – 2020

Featured Quote: 
Our democracy is in crisis. If we’re going to save it, we must #ExpandTheCourt. Today, our movement begins.

Featured Video: 
Mondaire Jones Shuts Down Reasons Against D.C. Statehood

 

Sean Patrick Maloney- NY18

Current Position: US Representative for NY District 18 since 2013
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): White House Staff Secretary from 1999 – 2000

Other Positions:  
Chair, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Featured Quote: 
In 2017, Trump and the GOP came for New York with their tax scam. For years, NY families have been slammed by the unfair cap on state and local tax deductions. We need to put an end to this double taxation and enact smart tax reforms that allow NY working families to thrive.

Featured Video: 
Rep. Maloney On The Importance Of Working With Voters Who Have Differing Opinions | Morning Joe

Antonio Delgado – NY19

Current Position: US Representative for NY District 19 since 2019
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): US Senator

Other Positions:  
Chair, Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit – Agriculture

Featured Quote: 
While federal relief programs have helped many, too often, our smaller family-run farm operations are shut out from direct support. I joined @RepJahanaHayes to reintroduce legislation to create a new USDA loan program to better serve farmers during economic crises.

Featured Video: 
Rep. Delgado on Morning Joe

Source: Campaign page

Paul Tonko – NY20

Current Position: US Representative for NY District 20 since 2009
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): State Delegate from 1983 – 2007

Other Positions:
Chair, Subcommittee on Environment & Climate Change

Featured Quote: 
I told my mom I’d make it on a Wheaties Box one day. Proud to show her that dream come true thanks to this great honor, @scicoalition’s 2020 #ChampionofScience award! I will always fight to ensure science drives our politics and not the other way around.

Featured Video: 
Cross Boundaries to (Re)Build America’s National Climate Plan | Paul Tonko | TEDxClarksonUniversity

Joseph Morelle – NY25

Current Position: US Representative for NY District 25 since 2018
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): State Delegate from 1991 – 2018

Featured Quote: 
Today marks the 12-year anniversary since the last increase to the federal minimum wage in 2009. The federal minimum wage is STILL $7.25, and working families deserve better. It’s time to #RaiseTheWage.

Featured Video: 
Joseph Morelle’s statement about Mayoral Control of Schools

Brian Higgins – NY26

Current Position: US Representative for NY District 26 since 2005
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): State Delegate from 1999 – 2004; Buffalo Common Council from 1988 – 1993

Featured Quote: 
n 2020, amid the COVID pandemic, Buffalo saw a 90% increase in gun violence w/ 355 victims. Already in 2021, 46 people have lost their lives. $5M in #AmericanRescuePlan funding for Buffalo will help trusted messengers prevent additional families from facing similar tragedies.

Featured Video: 
Friday Town Hall: Congressman Brian Higgins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABu_w1OQZKM

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