Friday, January 19, 2007

Great news!

Dear Friends,

This week Rep. Henry Waxman, Chairman of the Committee on Government Oversight of the United States House of Representatives, with the approval of members of the full committee, created a new subcommittee; one with the broadest oversight authority of any subcommittee in the federal government, with jurisdiction over all Domestic Policy in the United States.

With the support of all 23 democrats on the committee, I have been selected as the Chairman.

This year marks my 40th year of involvement in civic life. I have served as a member of the Cleveland City Council, as Clerk of the Cleveland Municipal Courts and as Mayor of the City of Cleveland. I have been an Ohio State Senator and am now in my 6th term as a Member of the United States Congress. Having served at local, state and federal levels, in legislative, executive and 'quasi' judicial branches I have one of the broadest backgrounds of anyone in government today.

I intend to put my lifetime of experience to work as the Chairman of the Domestic Policy Subcommittee of Government Oversight.

I welcome your suggestions and ideas as to how we can make our government truly become a government of the people, by the people and for the people.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Thank you,

Dennis J Kucinich


This subcommittee has jurisdiction over the following departments of the federal government:

Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of Interior
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of Transportation
Department of the Treasury Department of Veterans Affairs

It also has jurisdiction over the:
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Corporation for National and Community Service
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Farm Credit Administration
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Deposit and Insurance Corporation
Federal Election Commission
Federal Housing Finance Board
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Maritime Commission
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
Federal Reserve System
Federal Retirement and Thrift Investment Board
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Inter-American Foundation
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Capital Planning Commission
National Credit Union Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Labor Relations Board
National Mediation Board
National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK)
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
Office of Government Ethics
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Office of Special Counsel
Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation
Railroad Retirement Board
Securities and Exchange Commission
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
Tennessee Valley Authority
United States Commission on Civil Rights

Plus, over 50 Boards, Commissions and Committees, including:
Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States
Endangered Species Committee
Federal Financing Bank
Marine Mammal Commission
Migratory Bird Conservation Commission
National Indian Gaming Commission
National Park Commission
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
United States Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board

The subcommittee also has jurisdiction over the following quasi official agencies:
Legal Services Corporation
Smithsonian Institution
…and more…


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