Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
John Katko (R-NY)
Rep. John Katko has been a Member of the Committee since he was first elected to Congress in 2014, and he was selected to serve as Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee Ranking Member in February 2020. Before coming to Congress, he served as a Senior Trial Attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. For the next 20 years, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), working with the DOJ’s Criminal Division, Narcotics & Dangerous Drug Section, and spending time as a Senior Trial Attorney on the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas and in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He also served as a federal organized crime prosecutor in Syracuse, NY, leading high-level narcotics federal prosecutions. For more information about Ranking Member Katko, click here.
The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over public buildings, federal real estate programs and the Public Buildings Service (PBS) of the General Services Administration (GSA), which is the civilian landlord of the federal government. This includes the authorization and oversight of planning, site and design, construction, acquisition, and renovation of public buildings, courthouses, and border facilities, and the leasing of space for federal employees.
The Subcommittee also has jurisdiction over agencies and programs promoting economic development in communities suffering economic distress, such as the Economic Development Administration, the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Denali Commission, and several other commissions.
Issues and agencies under the jurisdiction of the Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee include: