The new Congress has been sworn in and 16th congressional district U.S. Representative Don Manzullo has sent out a press release outlining his goals for the next two years. It appears below:
Manzullo to Focus on Putting Americans Back
to Work, Strengthening Our Economy in 2011
(WASHINGTON) Congressman Don Manzullo (R-Egan) was sworn in to a new 2-year term of office today, vowing to continue his ongoing efforts to strengthen our economy and put Americans back to work in 2011.
Manzullo will also join the new Republican House majority in its mission to rein in wasteful Congressional spending, make big government smaller, and reduce the federal deficit.
As incoming Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Manzullo will lead the panel with jurisdiction over one of the most important economic, geopolitical, and emerging sectors of the world. The Asia-Pacific region accounts for more than 40 percent of world population, over 50 percent of world trade, and 60 percent of the world’s gross domestic product. Manzullo plans to hold several hearings this year focused on leveling the playing field for U.S. manufacturers competing with companies in China and other Asian countries.
Manzullo was also re-appointed to the important House Financial Services Committee that will have a direct impact on America’s economic recovery.
Specifically, the committee deals with legislation and regulations surrounding the financial markets, insurance companies, banks and credit unions, housing, and Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac.
Manzullo will also continue to co-chair the House Manufacturing Caucus, which he founded in 2003 to bring together Members of Congress who share Manzullo’s mission to strengthen manufacturing in America.
In Illinois, Manzullo represents 730,000 people who reside in the 16th Congressional District, which includes the counties of Boone, Winnebago, Stephenson, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Carroll, two-thirds of McHenry County, the top half of DeKalb County, and the top third of Whiteside County.
“The people of northern Illinois and throughout our great country are hurting in these difficult economic times,” Manzullo said.
“I will continue this Congress to lead the mission to strengthen U.S. manufacturing, kick-start our economy and put Americans back to work. As Chair of the Asia-Pacific subcommittee, I will focus on leveling the global playing field so our manufacturers can compete fairly with their counterparts in China and the other Asian nations.”