After swearing in late, District 22 Rep Claudia Tenney received her House committee assignments yesterday.
Tenney arrived to Washington last week over a month later the rest of the new Congress; that followed race against incumbent Anthony Brindisi which took over three months to sort out in state supreme court.
She will serve on the Small Business and Foreign Affairs Committees.
“Small businesses are the bedrock of our economy in the 22nd District,” said Tenney. “Local employers have been hit especially hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and I’m laser focused on making sure they get the relief they need to recover and come back stronger than ever. Congress needs to cut through the red tape and make sure programs to help business owners are easily accessible and administered with integrity.”
**ICYMI: Both Tenney and Brindisi spoke with WXHC just days after arriving to D.C. for a recent edition of our “Meet Cortland County” segment — listen here.
The congresswoman also had the following reflection on her appointment to the Foreign Affairs Committee:
“Our Nation is safest when we lead through strength and with conviction. On the Foreign Affairs Committee I will work tirelessly to promote principled American diplomacy that enhances our security and puts the interests of my constituents first. This includes holding China accountable for its malign activities and unfair trade policies, which have decimated U.S. industries and hurt workers in my district.
New York’s 22nd Congressional District is also home to a large and diverse refugee population, including individuals from Vietnam, Myanmar, and Bosnia, which was part of the former Yugoslavia. Many of the refugees in my district fled violence or persecution. I am proud to represent these communities and will stand with them on the Committee to advocate for democracy and respect for human rights around the world.”