Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

The Serrano Report - Volume XVI, Issue #25

Dec 7, 2017
The Serrano Report

In Washington, DC

Congressman Serrano Questions Small Business Administration and General Services Administration Executives on Puerto Rico

Last week, Congressman Serrano questioned Timothy E. Gribben, Chief Financial Officer and Associate Administrator for Performance Management at the Small Business Administration; and Timothy O. Horne, Acting Administrator of the General Services Administration, at the House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee Hearing on supplemental oversight. Congressman Serrano brought up issues that affect the economic recovery of many Americans on the island. Watch his full questioning below:


Congressman Serrano Questions U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Also this past week, Congressman Serrano questioned Mr. Ryan Fisher, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works); and Major General Donald E. (Ed) Jackson, Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations at the House Appropriations Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Hearing on supplemental oversight. Congressman Serrano brought up issues regarding ongoing reconstruction efforts in Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico’s needs for a successful recovery. Watch Congressman Serrano’s remarks and questioning below:


Representatives Serrano and Velazquez Issue Statement on Congressman Gutierrez’s Retirement

Last week, Representatives Serrano and Velazquez released a joint statement in response to Congressman Gutierrez’ announcement that he will not to seek reelection in 2018 after 25 years serving in Congress. The three members are the longest serving Puerto Rican members of Congress and have served together for more than two decades: 

“Today is a sad day. For more than two decades, Luis has been our friend and colleague.  He has been a steadfast champion for Puerto Rico, for the immigrant community, and for his constituents in Chicago.  Throughout his career, Luis has been a voice for the voiceless and many times dared to take on fights others wouldn’t.  His spirit and dedication will be profoundly missed here in Washington and, personally, the two of us will miss fighting in the trenches alongside him on behalf of the vulnerable.  While we are saddened to hear of his retirement, we take solace in the fact that our nation is better off because of his service in the People’s House,” Said Congressman Serrano who served over decades with Congressman Gutierrez.

Representative Gutierrez, Serrano, and Velazquez together at one of their many press events together throughout the years.