Congressman Sarbanes Joins Pakistan Caucus

John P. Sarbanes has become the first freshman Congressman to join the Congressional Pakistan Caucus. Congressman Sarbanes was first elected to the United States House of Representatives from the 3rd Congressional District of Maryland on November 7, 2006 and was sworn in on January 4, 2007. The 3rd Congressional District of Maryland includes portions of Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Howard County. His Committee assignments for the 110th Congress are the Education and Workforce Committee, the Resources Committee and the Government Oversight Committee.
“Pakistan plays a critical role in the international arena, including being a strong ally to America,” said Congressman Sarbanes. “Likewise, Maryland is home to many Pakistani Americans who make countless and invaluable contributions to our society. I look forward to participating in this caucus and to an on-going friendship with the Pakistani American community.”
The caucus focuses primarily on US-Pakistan relations and facilitating a relationship between Pakistani Americans and their representatives in government.
Throughout his life, Congressman Sarbanes has fought to improve the lives of working people in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region. On issues like consumer protection, decent public housing and fair treatment in the workplace, John has championed the efforts of the Public Justice Center and other public interest organizations that serve Maryland’s families. For sixteen years, and six as chair, John served on the Health Care Practice at Venable, one of the nation's leading law firms, where he represented non-profit hospitals and senior living providers in their mission to deliver high quality care to the people of Maryland.
For nearly twenty years, Congressman Sarbanes has worked to improve public education. Most recently, he completed a seven-year tenure as special assistant to the State Superintendent of Schools, serving as liaison to the Baltimore City Public Schools under the City-State Partnership. John believes that our greatest natural resource is the talent and energy of the next generation.
The Pakistani American Leadership Center (PAL-C) welcomes Congressman Sarbanes to the Congressional Pakistan Caucus and is honored to work with him in the future on building awareness on Capitol Hill about Pakistani American concerns. Mossadaq Chughtai, a Founding Director of PAL-C, has repeatedly met with the Congressman and his Communications Director Ms. Pia Carusone to discuss Caucus membership.
Mr. Chughtai remarked, “We are proud to have someone like John Sarbanes on the Pakistan Caucus. He is a sincere friend of the Pakistani-American community and is a pioneer on issues of immigration and civil liberties.”



Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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