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SERRANO, José E., a Representative from New York; born in Mayaguez, P.R., October 24, 1943; graduated from Dodge Vocational High School, N.Y., 1961; attended Lehman College, N.Y., City University of New York, 1961; United States Army, 1964-1966; banker; member of the New York, N.Y., board of education, 1969-1974; chairman, South Bronx Community Corporation; Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1976; member of the New York state assembly, 1975-1990; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred First Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Robert Garcia, and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses (March 20, 1990- January 3, 2021); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Seventeenth Congress in 2020.

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Bibliography / Further Reading

"José E. Serrano" in Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of the Historian and the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2013.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Appropriations
    • Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies - Chair
    • Financial Services and General Government - Chair
  • House Committee - Education and Labor
  • House Committee - Judiciary
  • House Committee - Small Business
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