January 3, 2019 – “Today’s gaveling in of the 116th United States Congress and the new House Committee Chairs is welcome news to Westchester County and New York State residents. Representative Nita Lowey has been a champion for Westchester County since she was first sent to Washington on our behalf. With her new role as Chairwoman of the House Committee on Appropriations, Representative Lowey will now have the opportunity to further support us here at home while also playing a pivotal role in how our nation spends our tax dollars. I have long admired her leadership and am sure she will continue her great work from this new post.

“It is no secret that our Country faces many challenges on the international scene. With his election as Chair of the House Committee on Foreign Relations, Bronx and Westchester Representative Eliot Engel will be on the front lines working to uphold America’s standing around the globe. Representative Engel has long been a supporter of Westchester County and this new role is well deserved.

“Further, while not representatives of Westchester, New York State residents should be immensely proud to add three additional leadership roles to its Congressional ranks: Rep. Jerry Nadler on the Judiciary Committee, Rep. Nydia Velazquez on the Small Business Committee and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries as Democratic House Caucus Chair. These three members of Congress work hard for their districts, and the State, on a daily basis and will only continue these efforts from their new positions.

“Congratulations to these five distinguished members – I look forward to my continued work with them on behalf of the people of Westchester County.”