REP. MONDAIRE JONES MARKS 100 DAYS IN OFFICE FIGHTING FOR WESTCHESTER AND ROCKLAND COUNTIES
In his first 100 days, Jones resolved over 360 constituent cases, introduced or cosponsored over 200 pieces of legislation, and answered over 1,200 letters, phone calls, and messages
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-NY) marked his 100th full day in office as the Representative for New York’s 17th Congressional District.
In just 100 days, Jones has made meaningful progress on many of the top priorities for his constituents, including securing many hundreds of millions of dollars in COVID relief for Westchester and Rockland Counties through the American Rescue Plan, helping to pass the For the People Act (H.R. 1), and introducing the SALT Deductibility Act to eliminate the SALT deductibility cap that has unjustly harmed working- and middle-class families across his district.
Today at 1:30 pm ET, Congressman Jones will join the Journal News/LoHud for a virtual Town Hall reflecting on his first 100 days in office.
"As I mark my 100th day in office, I'm even more proud to be representing the community that raised me," said Congressman Jones. "I'm thrilled that in just 100 days, I've helped to secure much-needed COVID-19 relief for municipalities, families, and businesses across Westchester and Rockland so we can finally crush this virus and begin to recover from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. I'm ever-grateful that the people of Westchester and Rockland put their trust in me these last 100 days and I won't stop fighting on their behalf."
In Washington, Jones introduced the Juror Non-Discrimination Act and the Apprenticeships Access for All Act, both of which passed in the House. He also introduced the Strength in Diversity Act and the Full-Service Community School Expansion Act. Additionally, Jones has cosponsored over 200 bills and cast nearly 100 votes.
Among other bills, Jones helped to pass the American Rescue Plan, the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package signed into law by President Biden; the For the People Act, legislation to fix our broken democracy; the Equality Act, which outlaws LGBTQ+ discrimination; and the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to end the scourge of police brutality.
Additionally, Jones was unanimously elected by his colleagues to serve on the Democratic House leadership team, on which he is the youngest member. Jones also serves as Co-Chair of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus and as Deputy Whip of the Progessive Caucus. And as Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, Jones helps to steer an influential panel with jurisdiction over the federal judiciary, including the Supreme Court.
At home in Westchester and Rockland, Jones has visited over 13 communities, resolved over 360 constituent cases, and held three town halls in just three months. In partnership with state and local elected officials and after months of calls to the Governor, Jones helped to secure Rockland County’s very first COVID-19 mass vaccination site. Through the American Rescue Plan, Jones fought to secure more than $23 billion in direct federal aid for the government of New York State and its municipalities, including $187 million to Westchester County and $63 million to Rockland County. He also secured hundreds of millions of dollars for K-12 public schools in his congressional district, including over $150 million to the East Ramapo Central School District. Moreover, he secured over $73 million to three community health centers in the district.
About Mondaire: Mondaire Jones is the 33-year-old Congressman from New York’s 17th District, serving Westchester and Rockland Counties. He serves on the House Judiciary, Education and Labor, and Ethics Committees and is the first openly gay, Black member of Congress. A product of East Ramapo public schools, Mondaire was raised in Section 8 housing and on food stamps in the Village of Spring Valley by a single mother who worked multiple jobs to provide for their family. He later graduated from Stanford University, worked at the Department of Justice during the Obama Administration, and graduated from Harvard Law School. He is a co-founder of the nonprofit Rising Leaders, Inc. and has previously served on the NAACP’s National Board of Directors and on the board of the New York Civil Liberties Union. Most recently, Mondaire worked as a litigator in the Westchester County Law Department. In November, Mondaire was unanimously elected by his colleagues to be the Freshman Representative to Leadership, making him the youngest member of the Democratic House leadership team. In December, Jones was appointed a Deputy Whip of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and became a Co-Chair of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus. Mondaire was born and raised in Rockland and resides in Westchester.