Retiring U.S. Congressman Jose Serrano (D-NY) was awarded the 2020 PAA Excellence in Public Service Award (Legislative Branch/House of Representatives category). In announcing the award, PAA President Eileen Crimmins noted Serrano’s leadership, as Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, in championing funding increases for the Census Bureau and the National Science Foundation. Serrano has been a staunch supporter of efforts to ensure that all residents of the United States be counted in the decennial census regardless of immigration status—as enshrined in the Constitution and upheld by the courts—and also of efforts to expand federal standards on race and ethnicity data collection.
Rep. Serrano, who has represented the Bronx for three decades, announced his intention to retire at the end of the 116th Congress last year.#latest-news#public-service-award