Rep. Zeldin Appointed to Newly Created Bipartisan Speaker’s Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs

May 18, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Bipartisan Working Group, was appointed to the Speaker’s Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs by Speaker Paul Ryan (R, WI-1) and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D, CA-12). The Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs is a newly created task force that is comprised of 12 bipartisan lawmakers who will be focused on studying the proper balance of power between federal, state, tribal, and local governments. The Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs will be led by the appointed Chairman, Rep. Rob Bishop (R, UT-1). 

Congressman Zeldin said, “It is an honor to be appointed to the bipartisan Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs. In Congress, I have always been willing to work with absolutely anyone to move our country forward. I look forward to working closely with my colleagues from across the aisle to improve our community, state, and nation. Federalism is a vital principle upon which our country was founded. It is also part of what makes the United States such an exceptional nation, and it is a privilege to serve on a task force which works to advance this important cause.”

Speaker Ryan said, “Federalism is not a Republican or Democrat principle, but an American principle—and one that is integral to a thriving culture and economy. But in recent years, the principle of federalism has been slowly chipped away at by an overzealous federal government. Congressman Zeldin and the other members of the task force, under Chairman Bishop’s leadership, will study ways to restore the proper balance of power between the federal government and states, tribal, and local governments, and eliminate unnecessary regulatory burdens facing communities across the nation.”

Speaker Ryan announced the creation of the Task Force and membership this morning. You can read a copy of the release here.