Gary Ackerman

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Democratic, Independence, Working Families New York

U.S. House (New York 5)


Family: Wife: Rita; 3 Children: Lauren, Corey, Ari

Born: 11/19/1942 Brooklyn, NY

Home: Queens, New York

Religion: Jewish

Education: B.A., Queens College, 1965

Profession: Newspaper Publisher, The Queens Tribune, 1970-1983 Teacher, New York City School System, 1965-1970

Political: Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1983-present Senator, New York State Senate, 1978-1983 Candidate, New York City Council, At-Large, 1977

Congressional Membership: Chair, Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, 110th Congress Executive Board, Congressional Arts Caucus Baltic Caucus Congressional Boating Caucus Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues Congressional Children's Working Group Congressional Fire Services Caucus Member, Full Foreign Affairs Committee Associate Member, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Congressional Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus Vice-Chair, Congressional Study Group on Japan Chairman, House Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus Congressional Urban Caucus Democratic Homeland Security Task Force Democratic Steering Committee Education Caucus Chair, Long Island Congressional Caucus Long Island Sound Caucus Northeast Agricultural Caucus Older Americans Caucus Co-Chair, Silk Road Caucus

Organization Membership: President, International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians


Financial Services

Foreign Affairs

Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises

Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit

Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia