For the 114th Congress, Mike was also appointed to serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, where he oversees the activities of the entire Intelligence Community. He is ranking member of the Emerging Threats Subcommittee and sits on the NSA and Cybersecurity Subcommittee.
He previously served on the House Committee on the Judiciary and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, where he was the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services, and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs.
Mike has established himself as a leader on many of our nation’s most challenging and significant issues. He continues to fight for full LGBT equality, a woman’s right to choose and commonsense gun law reforms that will make our communities safer. A member of the Sierra Club since he was 16, Mike continues pushing for strong environmental policies that protect our natural resources and address the growing threat of climate change. The Chicago Reader has said he is “arguably the greenest elected official in Chicago.”
For constituents who have known Mike since his days as the Commissioner from Cook County’ s 10th District, his efforts on Capitol Hill come as no surprise. Mike led efforts in the Cook County Board of Commissioners on the environment, LGBT rights, reform, transparency, accountability and fiscal responsibility. He earned the reputation as an honest and effective leader on reform. Mike continues to work tirelessly to provide a better world for the next generation.