Assemblywoman Nily Rozic Appointed Chair of State Assembly State-Federal Relations

Queens, NY – Today, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D,WF-Flushing) announced her appointment by Speaker Carl Heastie 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 Assemblywoman Nily Rozic. “Working with Speaker Heastie, I look forward to advocating for policies to help working families; make health care more affordable while protecting those with pre-existing conditions; address student debt; invest in mass transit and infrastructure; and protect our immigrants, voting rights and environment.”

“Assemblywoman Nily Rozic is a dedicated public servant who looks out for the people of Queens and for families across New York State,” Speaker Carl Heastie said. “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.”

“Assemblywoman Rozic will do a great job in her new role as Chair of State Federal Relations in the Assembly. 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. I look forward to continuing to work with her on advancing an agenda that benefits New York families, seniors and students,” said U.S. Senator Charles Schumer.

“I am proud to congratulate Assemblywoman Rozic for being appointed Chair of the State Assembly’s Office of State-Federal Relations,” said Congresswoman Grace Meng. “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.”

“It is a privilege to continue working with my dear friend Assemblywoman Rozic in her new capacity as Chair of State Assembly State-Federal Relations,” said Congressman Joe Morelle. “It is essential that the New York State Assembly and United States Congress maintain our strong partnership as we seek to address the important issues facing New Yorkers. I look forward to advancing our shared priorities and building a brighter future for everyone who calls our great state home.”

Rozic represents the communities of Flushing, Queensboro Hill, Hillcrest, Fresh Meadows, Oakland Gardens, Bayside, and Douglaston. Upon her election in 2012, Assemblywoman 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.