Espaillat Appointed to Key Subcommittees on House Appropriations Committee

January 27, 2021
Press Release

NEW YORK, NY - Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) has been appointed to serve on three key panels on House Appropriations Committee that oversee funding for federal housing, transportation and foreign aid programs, as well as operations of the legislative branch. A former member of the House Foreign Affairs and Transportation and Infrastructure committees, Espaillat will continue to play a key role in our nations diplomatic efforts as well as in a forthcoming infrastructure investment package. He released the following statement:

"I look forward to my continued engagement with transportation and foreign relations now as part of these key Appropriations subcommittees," said Rep. Espaillat. "Building and maintaining federal investments in transportation and infrastructure programs, revitalizing public housing, as well as strengthening our nation's relations with our key allies in the wake of the Trump Administration’s disastrous foreign policy will be critical to rebuilding our global standing during the Biden-Harris administration.

"Additionally, in the wake of the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, as a member of the Legislative Branch subcommittee, I look forward to actively participating in the investigations into security failures and other risks that allowed insurrectionists to breach our temple of democracy. We must make key reforms and hold all involved accountable so members of Congress, their staff, and the visiting public can feel safe as they do their civic duty guiding our nation’s policy.”

The Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies has jurisdiction over the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Transportation, and related agencies that include the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Federal Maritime Commission, National Transportation Safety Board, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Additionally, the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs has jurisdiction over Diplomacy and Development (Department of State; United States Agency for International Development; Peace Corps; and Millennium Challenge Corporation); Export and Trade (Export-Import Bank; Overseas Private Investment Corporation; and Trade and Development Agency); Department of the Treasury (International Affairs Technical Assistance and International Financial Institutions); and related agencies and programs that include the African Development Foundation; The Asia Foundation; Broadcasting Board of Governors; Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue Trust Fund; East-West Center; Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program; Inter-American Foundation; Israeli Arab Scholarship Program; National Endowment for Democracy; and United States Institute of Peace); Commissions (Border Environment Cooperation Commission; Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad; Commission on International Religious Freedom; Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe; Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China; International Boundary Commission; International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico; International Fisheries Commissions; International Joint Commission; and United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission).

The Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch has jurisdiction over funding the operations of the House of Representatives, House of Representatives, the Architect of the Capitol and Botanic Garden, the U.S. Capitol Police, the Capitol Visitor Center, the Congressional Budget Office, the Government Accountability Office, the Government Publishing Office, the John C. Stennis Center, the Library of Congress, the Office of Compliance, the Open World Leadership Center, and the United States Capitol Preservation Commission.

The House Committee on Appropriations — comprised of 33 Democrats and 26 Republicans and organized into 12 subcommittees in the 117th Congress — is responsible for funding the federal government’s vital activities to keep the United States safe, strong, and moving forward. Learn more about the Appropriations Committee here.

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Representative Espaillat is the first Dominican American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and his congressional district includes Harlem, East Harlem, West Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill and the north-west Bronx. First elected to Congress in 2016, Representative Espaillat is serving his third term in Congress. Representative Espaillat currently serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Committee on Appropriations responsible for funding the federal government’s vital activities. He is also a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), where he serves as the Second Vice Chair and is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, where he serves as Deputy Whip. Representative Espaillat also currently serves as a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. To find out more about Rep. Espaillat, visit online at https://espaillat.house.gov/.