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Alfonse D'Amato  

- Chairman, Senate Committee of Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, 1995-1999. - United States Senator, 1981-1999.

A legendary defender of the Middle Class and fighter of bureaucracy, Alfonse D'Amato was a leading member of the United States Senate for 18 years. Maintaining his promises to his constituents from New York, as well as to the American people at large, Senator D’Amato worked feverishly in Washington according to the spirit of representation that defines our democracy.

As Chairman of the influential Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, his responsibilities stretched from Wall Street to Main Street. In addition, as a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator D'Amato worked on tax-relief initiatives for working, middle class families, and also championed the fight to restore assets from Swiss banks to Holocaust survivors and victims' heirs.

In his speeches, Senator D’Amato uses his experience as a senior player in Washington, as well as his current experience as a business strategy and legal consultant, to outline the issues facing our economy and domestic agenda. He reflects on his rise to leadership, calling upon the values bestowed on him by his Italian immigrant parents. In this era of bi-partisan politics, how will Washington maintain thoughtful representation of the people?

Senator D’Amato resides in New York City.

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