Discussion with U.S. House of Rep Committee on Appropriations ft. Chairman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

U.S. House Committee on Appropriations - Chairman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, Congressman Henry R. Cuellar and Congressman Peter R. Aguilar

Venue : AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208) - Stamford American Auditorium

Date : July 03, 2018

Time : 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Price : $15.00

2018-07-03 12:15:00 2018-07-03 13:30:00 Asia/Singapore Discussion with U.S. House of Rep Committee on Appropriations ft. Chairman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen - AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208) - Stamford American Auditorium AmCham Singapore

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AmCham Singapore and the US-Asean Business Council are pleased to invite you to a discussion with the House Committee on Appropriations, featuring Chairman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, alongside panelists Congressman Henry R. Cuellar and Congressman Peter R. Aguilar, on China’s Belt & Road Initiative, the U.S.-China Relationship and the trade dynamics.

We look forward to seeing you at this session.  Space is limited, so please register soon. Lunch will be served.


Chairman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen is serving his 12th term as the Representative for New Jersey's 11th Congressional District.
  In the 115th Congress, Frelinghuysen Chairs the House Committee on Appropriations and is New Jersey's only member.

Frelinghuysen graduated from Hobart College in 1969 and did graduate work at Trinity College.
  After college, Frelinghuysen completed basic training at New Jersey’s Fort Dix and served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army.  He was a member of the 93rd Engineer Battalion (Construction) stationed in the Mekong Delta.

Frelinghuysen’s career has been marked by public service and a zeal for a more effective government. He served three-terms as a member of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, prior to his election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1983 where he rose to become Chairman of the State Assembly Appropriations Committee.  In 1994, he was elected to the 104th Congress and to the eleven succeeding Congresses.

During his tenure on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Frelinghuysen has served on seven different subcommittees (Defense, Energy and Water Development, Commerce, Justice and Science, Homeland Security, VA-HUD, State-Foreign Operations and the District of Columbia).
  He has chaired three of these panels, most recently, the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee where he developed, drafted and passed the nearly $600 billion funding bill for the Pentagon and the 16 agencies of the Intelligence Community.

His approach to public service is simple: Frelinghuysen battles every day to improve New Jersey’s future and change the way business is done in Washington. He has been a strong voice in Congress for fiscal responsibility, economic growth, a strong national defense, and a prosperous future for America. His focus on making ‘every dollar count,’ keeping the tax burden low and encouraging economic development has earned him accolades from business and taxpayer advocates.

Frelinghuysen is also well known for championing the important work being done at New Jersey’s vital military installations, especially Picatinny Arsenal in Morris County, the Army’s premier research and development facility. To make VA health care more accessible for local veterans, he secured federal funding to open VA outpatient clinics in Morris and Sussex Counties.
  He also worked to establish a transitional Homeless Veterans Treatment program at the VA Lyons Medical Center to improve supportive housing for veterans.

Frelinghuysen is a life member of American Legion Post 59 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3401.

He resides in Harding Township, New Jersey, with his wife, Virginia.
  He was born on April 29, 1946.

Congressman Henry R. Cuellar

In 2005, Congressman Cuellar became the first Laredoan in over 20 years elected to represent the 28th District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives.

During his first three terms in Congress, he's stood out among his congressional colleagues as an advocate for better government, commerce and trade, small businesses and border security. Congressman Cuellar is widely recognized as a leader on homeland security, border security and national emergency preparedness and response.

In the 114th Congress, he currently serves on the influential House Appropriations Committee making him the only Texas Democrat to serve on the committee. This committee is in charge of overseeing the Federal budget, reviewing proposed expenditures and crafting the legislation that outlines annual spending for government agencies. Within this committee, Mr. Cuellar also serves on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. Congressman Cuellar has been a legislative champion for government transparency and accountability, authoring and passing legislation in Congress to reform federal agency procedures and to eliminate bureaucratic redundancy. He serves as the Region IV Representative of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, where he guides policy and legislation in Congress through his leadership role. Congressman Cuellar is also a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.

As a member of the fiscally-conservative Blue Dog Coalition, Congressman Cuellar is dedicated to reducing the nation's deficit by reforming how Congress appropriates federal funds. In 2009, he worked with his Blue Dog colleagues to help pass the landmark Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) legislation to reign-in federal spending and restore the budget surpluses of the 1990's.
 AmCham Singapore and the US-Asean Business Council are pleased to invite you to a discussion with the House Committee on Appropriations, featuring Chairman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, alongside panelists Congressman Henry R. Cuellar and Congressman Peter R. Aguilar, on China’s Belt & Road Initiative, the U.S.-China Relationship and the trade dynamics.

Congressman Peter R. Aguilar

Congressman Peter R. Aguilar Pete Aguilar represents the 31st Congressional District of California. He was re-elected in 2016 and serves on the House Appropriations Committee. In the 115th Congress, Rep. Aguilar holds the leadership positions of Whip of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and is an Assistant Whip in the House Democratic Caucus.

Raising his family in the community his family has called home for four generations, Representative Aguilar understands the challenges that Inland Empire families face today.
  He started his first job at the age of twelve, working with his grandfather at the San Bernardino County Courthouse cafeteria. He then put himself through college with the assistance of student loans and federal grants, and later established a life in public service to give back to his community.

Representative Aguilar is a voice for middle-class families throughout San Bernardino County and prioritizes legislation that will nurture a more fair economy, where everyone has the opportunity to succeed. He is committed to policies that create jobs, support our students, and safeguard vital programs for seniors and veterans.

Representative Aguilar previously served as the Mayor of Redlands, where he earned a reputation for his bipartisanship and steadfast commitment to making his community a better place to live, work, and raise a family. He resides in Redlands with his wife Alisha and their two sons.

As Chairman and founder of the bi-partisan House Pro-Trade Caucus, Congressman Cuellar is widely regarded as a national trade expert in Washington D.C.
  Across Texas, businesses and communities alike applaud his support for the Central American Free Trade Agreement and the North American Free Trade Agreement. As the largest exporter of goods in the nation, Texas currently grosses more than $100 billion a year by conducting trade with other nations.

Congressman Cuellar and his wife, Imelda, reside in Laredo, Texas with their two daughters, Christy and Catie.


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