A list compiled annually by City & State New York highlighting public officials, business leaders, hospitals, community leaders and advocates working to improve communities throughout New York City.
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“It is a distinct honor to be recognized as one of the Manhattan Power 100 this year, and to be featured by City & State – New York for my service,” said Rep. Espaillat. “I’ve spent my entire life fighting for the people, beginning with those who have the least. As the first Dominican-American to serve in the United States Congress, it’s important to me that I continue to defend America’s promise: that all individuals – no matter your nation of birth, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or economic background – have access to the American Dream.
“Serving the culturally rich and diverse communities in New York’s 13th congressional district has been the honor of my lifetime, and I look forward to continuing this work with each and every community leader here in my district, and throughout New York City in the decades to come.”
Representative Espaillat is the first Dominican American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and his congressional district includes Harlem, East Harlem, West Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill and the north-west Bronx.
First elected to Congress in 2016, Representative Espaillat is serving his third term in Congress. Representative Espaillat currently serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Committee on Appropriations responsible for funding the federal government’s vital activities.
He is also a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), where he serves as the Second Vice Chair and is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, where he serves as Deputy Whip.
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