With two national parks – Minuteman National Park and Lowell National Historical Park – in her Third District – getting this appointment as the highest ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands is a coup for Congresswoman Niki Tsongas and for her constituents. As announced today by her office today, she was elected to his position by her colleagues.
Tsongas named highest ranking Democratic member on Natural Resources subcommittee
WASHINGTON, DC – January 28, 2015 – Congresswoman Niki Tsongas has been named the highest ranking Democratic member on the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands. Tsongas was elected to the position by her colleagues.
The Subcommittee on Federal Lands, (which was previously called Public Lands and Environmental Regulation), is responsible for all matters related to the National Park System, U.S. Forests, public lands and national monuments. This leadership position will allow Tsongas a platform to continue and expand her work in multiple areas important to the district she represents and to the country as a whole. The Third District of Massachusetts is home to several national historic and wildlife areas, such as Minuteman National Park and Lowell National Historic Park.
“The Third District of Massachusetts is home to some of the most cherished conservation land and historic areas in New England,” said Congresswoman Tsongas. “We have a long-standing practice in the Commonwealth of preserving natural habitats and protecting open spaces for public benefit, and I will draw from that tradition as I take on this leadership role. I am honored to have earned the respect of my colleagues and look forward to using this opportunity to work across the aisle for the preservation and growth of all the diverse, beautiful and historic lands spread across our great nation.”
In addition to leading the Federal Lands Subcommittee, Tsongas will also continue serving as member of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.