Upon his arrival in Congress, Rob was elected by his peers to serve as Freshman Representative on the House Democrats’ Steering and Policy Committee, which works with House Democratic leadership to set policy priorities. In addition, Rob was appointed to serve as Regional Whip for the House Democratic Caucus, a post in which he assists in advancing Democrats’ legislative priorities.
Rob serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where he has advocated for greater access to mass transit for all 8th District residents via the development of The Gateway Program, the most important infrastructure project in the country, which recently received $6.9 billion from the U.S. Department of Transportation – the largest-ever mass transit grant in American history.
Rob is also a member of the Committee on Homeland Security, where he has focused on the cybersecurity challenges facing our country and has advocated for a humane and comprehensive approach to our immigration system and the challenges at our southern border. He has consistently fought Republicans’ hard-right narrative and advocated for themes vulnerable among us.
Rob is a member of several caucuses – ranging from the House Pro-Choice Caucus to the Dads’ Caucus – and is part of the largest Congressional Hispanic Caucus freshman class.