Speaker of the House of Represen-tatives Paul Ryan, at the recommendation of the Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, has appointed Congressman Tom Suozzi to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy’s (USMMA) Board of Visitors.
“The Merchant Marine Academy is one of five U.S. Service Academies and plays an important role in our nation’s military infrastructure. As many are aware, the academy has been dealing with reports of sexual harassment and sexual assault among students, which must be addressed immediately,” said Suozzi. “I will also work closely with other members of the board to find ways to improve on the already sterling academic reputation of the academy. This is truly an honor.”
Suozzi is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on Foreign Relations. He is vice chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus, which is made up of 20 Republicans and 20 Democrats committed to working together to get things done. He is also cochair of the Quiet Skies Caucus, which aims to reduce plane and helicopter noise.