The NIAF Government Affairs Program

As a part of its mission, NIAF honors and empowers Italian American leadership at all levels of government. NIAF also reinforces the cultural and political ties that bind the United States and Italy. To these ends, NIAF organizes a series of events each year geared towards bringing together its public policy stakeholders: Italian American government leaders, Italian diplomatic officials and public policy professionals.

The Italian American Congressional Delegation

NIAF works closely with the bicameral and bipartisan Italian American Congressional Delegation (IACD). The IACD is currently co-chaired by The Honorable Bill Pascrell (NJ-9) and The Honorable Mark Amodei (NV-2) of the United States House of Representatives. Please visit the official websites of the IACD members to stay informed about the latest news.

Italian American Congressional Delegation (IACD) 117th Congress of the United States

Rep. Robert Aderholt
Rep. Mark Amodei
Sen. John Barrasso
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici
Rep. David Cicilline
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto
Sen. Ted Cruz
Rep. Peter DeFazio
Rep. Diana DeGette
Rep. Rosa DeLauro
Rep. Suzan DelBene
Rep. Mike Doyle
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann
Rep. Virginia Foxx
Rep. John Garamendi
Rep. Brian Higgins
Rep. Doug LaMalfa

Rep. John Larson
Sen. Patrick Leahy
Sen. Joe Manchin
Rep. Kevin McCarthy
Rep. Carol Miller
Rep. Joseph Morelle
Rep. Steven Palazzo
Rep. Frank Pallone
Rep. Jimmy Panetta
Rep. Bill Pascrell
Rep. Nancy Pelosi
Rep. Scott Peters
Rep. Tim Ryan
Rep. Steve Scalise
Rep. Darren Soto
Rep. Elise Stefanik
Rep. Thomas Suozzi
Rep. Mike Thompson
Rep. Brad Wenstrup
Rep. Jennifer Wexton

View the IACD Members’ Congressional Committees

117th Congress of the United States

 

Rep. Robert Aderholt House Committee on Appropriations Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies subcommittee Ranking Member
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, Defense subcommittees
Rep. Mark Amodei House Committee on Appropriations
Financial Services and General Government, Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, Legislative Branch subcommittees
Sen. John Barrasso Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Ranking Member
Energy, National Parks, Public Lands, Forests, and Mining, Water and Power subcommittees
Senate Committee on Finance
Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure, Health Care, International Trade, Custo ms, and Global Competitiveness subcommittees
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Africa and Global Health Policy, Europe and Regional SecurityCooperation, Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy, Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues subcommittees
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici House Committee on Education and Labor
Civil Rights and Human Services Subcommittee Chair
Higher Education and Workforce Investment subcommittees
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Energy, Environment subcommittees
House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
Rep. David Cicilline House Committee on the Judiciary
Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law subcommittee Chair
Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security subcommittees
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights, Europe, Energy, the
Environment, and Cyber, Middle East, North Africa, and Global
Counterterrorism subcommittees
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Public Lands, Forests, and Mining subcommittee Chair
Energy, Water and Power subcommittees
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, Housing, Transportation,
and Community Development, Securities, Insurance, and Investment
subcommittees
Senate Committee on Finance
Health Care, International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness,
Taxation and IRS Oversight subcommittees
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Sen. Ted Cruz Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and
Transportation
Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovation subcommittee Ranking Member
Communications, Media, and Broadband, Oceans, Fisheries, Climate
Change, and Manufacturing, Space and Science subcommittees
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
the Constitution subcommittee Ranking Member
Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism, Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency
Action, and Federal Rights, Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety
subcommittees
Joint Economic Committee
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, Near East,
South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, State Department and
USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International
Development, Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security,
Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues subcommittees
Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
Rep. Peter DeFazio House Committee on Transportation and
Infrastructure Chair
Aviation, Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, Highways and Transit, Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, Water Resources and Environment subcommittees
Rep. Diana DeGette House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Oversight and Investigations subcommittee Chair
Energy, Environment and Climate Change subcommittees
House Committee on Natural Resources
Energy and Mineral Resources, National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
subcommittees
Rep. Rosa DeLauro House Committee on Appropriations Chair
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
subcommittee Chair
Rep. Suzan DelBene House Committee on Ways and Means
Select Revenue Measures, Trade subcommittees
Rep. Mike Doyle House Energy and Commerce Committee
Communications and Technology subcommittee Chair, Energy
subcommittee
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann House Committee on Appropriations
Homeland Security subcommittee Ranking Member
Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittees
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry House Committee on Appropriations
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Related Agencies Subcommittee
State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee
Rep. Virginia Foxx House Committee on Education and Labor
Ranking Member
House Committee on Oversight and Reform
National Security subcommittees
Rep. John Garamendi House Committee on Armed Services
Readiness subcommittee Chair
Strategic Forces subcommittees
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Aviation, Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, Highways and Transit, Water Resources and Environment subcommittees
Rep. Brian Higgins House Committee on the Budget
House Committee on Ways and Means
Health, Social Security, Trade subcommittees
Rep. Doug LaMalfa House Committee on Agriculture
Conservation and Forestry subcommittee Ranking Member
Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit subcommittees
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Highways and Transit, Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials,
Water Resources and Environment subcommittees
Rep. John Larson House Committee on Ways and Means
Social Security subcommittee Chair
Select Revenue Measures subcommittees
Sen. Patrick Leahy Senate Committee on Appropriations Chair
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and
Related Agencies, Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, Defense, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Homeland Security, Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies, Legislative Branch, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies subcommittees
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Intellectual Property subcommittee Chair
Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights, Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism, Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action, and Federal Rights subcommittees
Joint Committee on the Library
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Food and Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Organics, and Research, Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Local Food Systems, and Food Safety and Security subcommittees
Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
Sen. Joe Manchin Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Chair
Energy, National Parks, Public Lands, Forests, and Mining, Water and Power subcommittees
Senate Committee on Armed Services
Cybersecurity subcommittee Chair
Airland, Strategic Forces subcommittees
Senate Committee on Appropriations
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, Financial Services and General Government, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies subcommittees
Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
Rep. Carol Miller House Committee on the Budget
House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
House Committee on Ways and Means
Trade, Worker and Family Support subcommittees
Rep. Joseph Morelle House Committee on Rules
Legislative and Budget Process subcommittee Chair
House Committee on Armed Services
Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems, Strategic Forces subcommittees
House Committee on the Budget
House Committee on Education and Labor
Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions subcommittees
Rep. Steven Palazzo House Committee on Appropriations
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, Homeland Security
subcommittees
Rep. Frank Pallone House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Chair
Rep. Jimmy Panetta House Committee on Agriculture
Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research, Conservation and Forestry, Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations subcommittees
House Committee on Armed Services
Intelligence and Special Operations, Strategic Forces subcommittees
House Committee on Ways and Means
Trade, Worker and Family Support subcommittees
Rep. Bill Pascrell House Committee on Ways and Means
Oversight subcommittee Chair
Social Security subcommittees
Rep. Scott Peters House Committee on the Budget
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Oversight and Investigations subcommittees
Joint Economic Committee
Rep. Tim Ryan House Committee on Appropriations
Legislative Branch subcommittee Chair
Defense, Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies subcommittees
Joint Committee on the Library
Rep. Steve Scalise House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus
Crisis Ranking Member
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Communications and Technology subcommittees
Rep. Darren Soto House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Communications and Technology, Consumer Protection and Commerce, Environment and Climate Change subcommittees
House Committee on Natural Resources
For Indigenous Peoples of the United States, Water, Oceans, and Wildlife subcommittees
Rep. Elise Stefanik House Committee on Armed Services
Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems, Strategic Forces subcommittees
House Committee on Education and Labor
Higher Education and Workforce Investment, Workforce Protections subcommittees
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation, Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research subcommittees
Rep. Thomas Suozzi House Committee on Ways and Means
Oversight, Select Revenue Measures subcommittees
Rep. Mike Thompson House Committee on Ways and Means
Select Revenue Measures subcommittee Chair
Health subcommittees
Joint Committee on Taxation
Rep. Brad Wenstrup House Permanent Select Committee on
Intelligence
Defense Intelligence and Warfighter Support subcommittee Ranking Member
Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation subcommittees
House Committee on Ways and Means
Health, Oversight, Worker and Family Support subcommittees
Rep. Jennifer Wexton House Committee on Appropriations
Legislative Branch, State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies subcommittees
House Committee on the Budget
View the Associate Members of the IACD
Sen. Sherrod Brown Rep. Sander Levin
Sen. Ben Cardin Rep. Zoe Lofgren
Sen. Thomas R. Carper Rep. Stephen Lynch
Sen. Dianne Feinstein Rep. Edward Markey
Sen. Charles Grassley Rep. Betty McCollum
Sen. Robert Menendez Rep. Gregory W. Meeks
Sen. Charles Schumer Rep. Jerrold Nadler
Sen. Debbie Stabenow Rep. Grace Napolitano
Sen. Chris Van Hollen Rep. Richard Neal
Rep. Gus Bilirakis Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton
Rep. Rob Bishop Rep. Peter J. Roskam
Rep. Jim Costa Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Rep. Henry Cuellar Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard
Rep. Danny K. Davis Rep. Linda T. Sánchez
Rep. Raúl Manuel Grijalva Rep. Albio Sires
Rep. Alcee Hastings Rep. Jan Schakowsky
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Rep. José E. Serrano
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson Rep. Bill Shuster
Rep. Marcy Kaptur Rep. Christopher Smith
Rep. James R. Langevin Rep. Fred Upton
Rep. John B. Larson Rep. Maxine Waters
Rep. Barbara Lee Rep. Joe Wilson

The Frank J. Guarini Public Policy Forum

NIAF’s Frank J. Guarini Public Policy Forum assembles government officials and other thought leaders to address today’s most pressing policy issues. The Forum is held on Capitol Hill in conjunction with the Italian American Congressional Delegation (IACD) and its Co-chairs, The Honorable Bill Pascrell (NJ-9) and The Honorable Mark Amodei (NV-2).

The Forum was founded in 2004 and endowed by the Honorable Frank J. Guarini, a former Member of Congress and NIAF Chairman Emeritus. It has featured prestigious speakers and has provided a venue for the open exchange of diverse and substantive ideas.

Keynote Speakers of the Frank J. Guarini Public Policy Forum have included:

  • Samuel Alito, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
  • Silvio Berlusconi, former Prime Minister of Italy
  • Ben Bernanke, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve
  • Claudio Bisogniero, former Italian Ambassador to the United States
  • Anthony S. Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
  • Louis Freeh, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Rudolph Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City
  • Alan Greenspan, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve
  • Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House
  • Antonin Scalia, former Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
  • Anthony Zinni, former United States Special Envoy for Middle East Peace

The Forum is used to bolster public discourse on policy issues affecting Italian Americans and the United States at large. NIAF does not have a legislative agenda nor does it endorse the positions of the Forum’s Keynote Speakers.