U.S. Rep. Anthony D’Esposito (R-Island Park) has been selected to serve as chairman of the Subcommittee on Emergency Management and Technology, his office announced.
“I am incredibly honored to serve as chairman of the Subcommittee on Emergency Management and Technology, and I thank Chairman Mark Green for affording me this opportunity,” D’Esposito said in a statement. “I am eager to lend my years of experience as an NYPD Detective and fire chief to the job of safeguarding this nation against our enemies, and ensuring the United States is prepared to respond to any threat against the homeland, big or small.”
D’Esposito, serving his first term in the state’s 4th Congressional District after winning the seat left vacated by Democrat Kathleen Rice, is a retired NYPD detective who last served on the Town of Hempstead’s Town Board, representing the 4th District.
He previously offered to help field calls from parts of the 3rd District as Rep. George Santos faces multiple investigations stemming from his campaign finance record.
D’Esposito’s campaign also refunded $6,800 in campaign contributions to Santos, his campaign committee and a PAC Santos is affiliated with.
The Island Park congressman’s new subcommittee falls under the House Homeland Security Committee and deals with emergency response, crisis mitigation and recovery.
“The power to conduct oversight should never be taken lightly and must be used to ensure transparency in our federal bureaucracy,” D’Esposito said. “I look forward to advocating on behalf of my Long Island neighbors and making sure our nation’s public servants are always working to advance the interests of the American people.”