House Appropriations Committee
As the only Illinois member of the House Committee on Appropriations, I am using my position to prioritize investments in innovation and Chicago-area infrastructure, which will grow the local economy and spur job creation. I'm also fighting to put more cops on the streets, protect funding for vital housing and social services programs and am a leading voice for smarter defense spending and nuclear reduction. I currently serve on the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) and the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD).
In February 2017, I was appointed by the House Democratic Caucus to serve as Ranking Member of the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Subcommittee on the Appropriations Committee for the 115th Congress. The FSGG Appropriations Subcommittee is responsible for providing oversight and approval over annual spending levels for a diverse number of agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Small Business Administration, the Judiciary, and the Federal Communications Commission. In this role, I remain committed to securing the investments needed to protect consumers, promote small business, and strengthen our financial system.
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
At the start of the 114th Congress, I was appointed by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to serve on the influential House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). The committee oversees the activities of the entire Intelligence Community.
Representing Chicago, one of the nation’s largest cities and a major hub for travel and commerce, I bring to the committee a unique understanding of the national security challenges we face. I believe the government has both the capability and responsibility to strike the proper balance between protecting our nation’s security and safeguarding the civil liberties of its citizens and will serve as a watchdog over our intelligence agencies. I currently serve on the NSA and Cybersecurity Subcommittee and the Emerging Threats Subcommittee.
House of Representatives Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC)
Throughout my career, I have been proud to prioritize the pursuit of sustainable energy to protect our earth and grow our economy. I was pleased to be named Vice-Chair of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) for the 115th Congress to help advance House Democrats’ efforts to introduce and advocate for legislation that combats climate change, defends our natural resources, and promotes renewable,local energy.
I previously served on the House Committee on the Judiciary and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, where I was the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services, and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs.
Other House Committees; Other Member Assignments
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