Assemblymember Rosenthal Announces Committee Assignments for the 2018 Legislative Session
Assemblymember Daniel Rosenthal (D-Flushing) announced his service on the following Assembly Standing Committees in the upcoming 2018 legislative session:
- Real Property Taxation
- Social Services
“It is truly exciting to be able to serve on committees that will help deliver essential services to my district and better the lives of all New Yorkers,” said Assemblymember Daniel Rosenthal. “I look forward to getting to work on these committees, and getting results for my constituents.” The diversity of Queens is reflected in its residents as well as its businesses. With the challenges facing our workforce, especially in organized labor, Rosenthal hopes to use his membership on the Labor committee to advocate for their success. He will also advocate for the increasing number of Minority and Women Owned Businesses operating in College Point and Kew Gardens.
Citing the growing senior population and diverse senior centers across his district, Rosenthal plans to use his service on the Aging committee to ensure that our senior citizens are properly cared for. Rosenthal looks forward to joining his colleagues in the fight to fully fund NORCs and bring essential services to these communities.
Rosenthal also pointed to ongoing news from Washington as a timely reminder of the important work undertaken by the Insurance and Social Services committees. Some versions of the impending Congressional Tax Plan target the Affordable Care Act’s Individual Mandate, it is also expected to put the state in a $4 billion deficit ahead of the upcoming 2018 budget. Rosenthal hopes to use his service to ensure that all New Yorkers continue to receive the social services and proper medical coverage they are entitled to.
Additionally, Rosenthal cited the ongoing discussion of Property Tax Reform in New York City as an important conversation to join on the Real Property Tax Committee. He is hopeful to find a solution that is fair and equitable to all city residents while maintaining important protections for middle income housing families in Electchester Houses.
“Serving on these important committees brings a much needed voice for the residents of Eastern Queens,” said Assemblymember Rosenthal. “I am excited to get to work and join my colleagues in the fight keep Queens an affordable, safe and vibrant homes for our families.”