Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.) plays a very important role in the Congress. As a "cardinal," the Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations subcommittee chairman is in charge of more than $70 billion worth of departmental and agency funding.
Serrano spoke with me recently and made the case for a return of earmarks, how the Congressional Hispanic Caucus works and what it takes to get a mascot in the district with its own twitter feed.
He also explains how it is possible to enact policy changes related to police reform through the FY'21 Appropriations bill.
Take a listen, leave a rating or review and please let me know what you think.