(BOSTON- February 6, 2013) Speaker Robert DeLeo today announced the elevation of Rep. Carlo Basile to the post of Chairman of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs. Rep Basile previously served as the Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Financial Services.
“I am honored and humbled by the faith and confidence that Speaker DeLeo has shown in me with this appointment,” said Basile. “I have always held those who serve our country in the highest regard and I pledge to do all I can to advocate for our veteran community here in the Commonwealth.”
Rep. Basile has long been a champion for veterans and their causes. He has sponsored several pieces of legislation and participated in many events highlighting their service to our Nation and Commonwealth.
Last month he was awarded Legislator of the Year by the Massachusetts Veterans’ Service Officers Association for his work on the Veteran’s Home Modification Bill, which he originally filed last session and re-filed this session, and for his involvement with the Wounded Vets Bike Run.
Last year Rep. Basile helped raise $85,000 for two severely wounded vets from New England.
Elected in 2007, Rep. Basile is entering his fifth term in office in the House of Representatives. He proudly represents the people of East Boston where he lives with his two boys, Carlo and Christian.