Congressman Mike Lawler Selected to Serve on Two Committees in Congress
by M.C. Millman
Committee assignments have all been finalized as of yesterday, with Rockland County Congressman Mike Lawler selected to serve both on the House Financial Services Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee.
On Wednesday, January 11, the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Patrick McHenry (NC-10), announced the new Committee members recommended by House Republican Steering Committee included in that committee of 30 members was Congressman Mike Lawler.
"I am proud to have been selected to serve on the House Financial Services Committee," Congressman Lawler said about the appointment. "I look forward to working with chairman McHenry and committee members on both sides of the house to advance the important issues Hudson Valley voters elected me to tackle. The 17th District is home to roughly 30,000 Financial Service professionals, and I am excited to address the challenges impacting our financial markets, financial institutions, and housing market."
"I'm proud to welcome all of our new and returning members to the House Financial Services Committee under Republican leadership," said Chairman McHenry. "From oversight of the Biden Administration to enhancing capital formation opportunities, to developing clear rules of the road for digital assets—we have a lot of work to do. I have no doubt these Members from across the conference and country will provide invaluable insight to accomplish these goals. The talent and real-world expertise of this group is an embarrassment of riches, and I look forward to working with them to deliver on House Republicans' Commitment to America."
Lawler was subsequently selected to serve as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee yesterday, making him one of the only freshmen selected to serve on the committee.
"Excited to serve on @FinancialCmte & @HouseForeignGOP in the 118th Congress!" Lawler tweeted yesterday. "There are so many challenges to our financial & national security — especially from China & Russia. I look forward to fighting on behalf of NY & the 17th District to ensure American prosperity & freedom."
The House Foreign Affairs Committee has jurisdiction over many critical diplomatic and national security issues, including foreign assistance, national security developments, strategic planning and agreements, war powers, treaties, executive agreements, and the deployment and use of United States Armed Forces, peacekeeping, peace enforcement, and enforcement of United Nations or other international sanctions, arms control and disarmament issues, the United States Agency for International Development, international law enforcement issues, including narcotics control programs and activities, public diplomacy, including international communication, information policy, international education, and cultural programs, and more.