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Dromm Named Chair of City Council’s Finance Committee, Viewed as Prestigious and Powerful Role

Jan. 11, 2018 By Tara Law

Councilmember Daniel Dromm of Jackson Heights and Elmhurst has been named the chair of the City Council’s Committee on Finance.

The new City Council Speaker, Corey Johnson of Manhattan, announced the committee chair assignments today. The Committee on Finance is considered to be one of the two most prestigious committees in the City Council, along with the Committee on Land Use.

Dromm was first elected to the City Council in 2009.

The committee has jurisdiction to review and modify the city’s $85 billion budget as well as its fiscal policy.

The committee also has jurisdiction over the New York City’s Banking Commission, the Department of Design and Construction, the Department of Finance and the Office of the Comptroller.

The councilmember reacted to his assignment in a Twitter post.

“Being Finance Cmte Chair gives me the opportunity to set priorities for the city using the vast resources available to us,” wrote Dromm. “I intend to use this position to move a progressive budget forward working closely w @NYCSpeakerCoJo who I thank for giving me this opportunity to serve.”

Dromm is also a member of the committees on Aging, Civil and Human Rights, Civil Service and Labor, Education and Immigration.

He is the chair of the Irish Caucus and a member of the Lesbian, Gay and Transgender Caucus and the Progressive Caucus.

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