Congressional Squadron Adds Two from N.Y.
1st Lt. Franklin Birt
Assistant Public Affairs Officer
New York Wing
Civil Air Patrol’s Congressional Squadron welcomed two news members June 23 in Washington, D.C., as Reps. John Katko and Elise Stefanik were inducted into the squadron in their Capitol offices.
Both legislators represent districts in New York. Lt. Col. John Jones, New York Wing chief of staff, presented their membership certificates on behalf of Col. Thomas Carello, wing commander.
Stefanik represents New York's 21st District in the House of Representatives. She is a member of the Armed Services Committee, the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. She servess as chair for the Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities and is a member of the Subcommittee on Readiness. On the Committee on Education and the Workforce, she serves on the subcommittees on Higher Education and Workforce Development and Workforce Protections. She also serves as chair of the House Republican Policy Committee’s Millennial Task Force.
Stefanik, who is serving her second term, is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, having taken office at age 30.
“Thank you to the New York Wing of the Civil Air Patrol for this great honor,” she said. “The Civil Air Patrol does critical work for emergency services, aerospace education and much more. I thank all who volunteer to serve in this important organization, and I will continue working to ensure the Civil Air Patrol has the support they need.”
Katko, who represents the 24th Congressional District, is also serving his second term.
He serves on the House Homeland Security Committee as chairman of the Transportation and Protective Security subcommittee. He also serves on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.