By Carlotta Mohamed
State Assemblywoman Nily Rozic announced her new role Wednesday as chair of the State Assembly’s State-Federal Relations.
The committee will address the impact of the federal government on New Yorkers. It will also focus on New York’s ability to shape national trends and policy.
“In the absence of real leadership from Washington DC and, specifically, this administration, the State Assembly has made many strides to pass legislation and advance policies that protect the rights and ensure the dignity of all New Yorkers,” said Rozic.
Rozic looks forward to advocating for policies to help working families; make healthcare affordable while protecting those with pre-existing conditions; address student debt; invest in mass transit and infrastructure; and protecting immigrants, voting rights and the environment.
“Assemblywoman Nily Rozic is a dedicated public servant who looks out for the people of Queens and for families across New York State,” said Speaker Carl Heastie. “Over the last two years, we have seen the federal administration balance tax cuts for wealthy donors on the backs of our middle class families, and attempt to roll back advances on everything from affordable healthcare to immigrants’ rights. I know we can count on Assemblywoman Rozic to stand up and protect the interests and rights of all New Yorkers in her new role.”
U.S. Rep. Grace Meng congratulated Rozic on her appointment.
“Assemblywoman Rozic will work tirelessly in this position and she’ll play a critical role in determining the impact that federal initiatives will have on New York; information that will be crucial for future legislation and policies here in our state. I look forward to working with her in this capacity,” said Meng.
“Nily has shown time and again that she is willing to put in the long hours, the hard work and her whole heart on behalf of New Yorkers,” said state Sen. Charles Schumer. “I look forward to continuing to work with her on advancing an agenda that benefits New York families, seniors and students.”
Rozic represents the communities of Flushing, Queensboro Hill, Hillcrest, Fresh Meadows, Oakland Gardens, Bayside, and Douglaston.
Upon her election in 2012, Rozic became the youngest woman in the state legislature and the first woman ever to represent the 25th District. She serves on the Assembly’s Ways & Means; Labor; Environmental Conservation; Correction; and Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committees.
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