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Incoming and Returning Members Named to Key House Committees

January 6, 2021 by Dan McCue
House members arriving at the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 4. 2021. (Photo by Dan McCue)

WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi nominated several new and returning Members to key committee posts Tuesday night.

The assignments include seats on the House Committees on Armed Services, Education and Labor, Financial Services, Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, Oversight and Reform, Science, Space and Technology, Small Business and Veterans Affairs. 

The nominations, which have been approved by the Democratic Steering Committee, will now go to the full Caucus for approval.

“In the 2020 election, the American people overwhelmingly cast their ballots for an historically diverse and dynamic Democratic House Majority that will fight for the people,” Pelosi said in a written statement.

“Reinvigorated by our outstanding freshmen members, strengthened by our returning members and inspired by the people whom we are honored to represent, our majority is ready to build back better in a way that will advance justice and prosperity for all Americans. 

“Our Committees, enriched by the addition of these members, are ready to drive transformational progress,” she added.

The committee nominees are:

Armed Services Committee

·   Rep. Joseph Morelle, of New York;

·   Rep. Kai Kahele, of Hawaii;

·   Rep. Sara Jacobs, of California.

Education and Labor Committee

·   Rep. Mondaire Jones, of New York.

Financial Services Committee

·   Rep. Jake Auchincloss, of Massachusetts;

·   Rep. Nikema Williams, of Georgia.

Foreign Affairs Committee

·   Rep. Kathy Manning, of North Carolina;

·   Rep. Marilyn Strickland, of Washington.

Homeland Security Committee

·   Rep. Ritchie Torres, of New York.

Oversight and Reform Committee

·   Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of New York;

·   Rep. Katie Porter, of California;  

·   Rep. Rashida Tlaib, of Michigan;

·   Rep. Cori Bush, of Missouri.

Science, Space and Technology Committee

·   Rep. Jamaal Bowman, of New York.

Small Business Committee

·   Rep. Dean Phillips, of Minnesota;

·   Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux, of Georgia;

·   Rep. Marie Newman, of Illinois.

Veterans Affairs Committee

·   Rep. Frank Mrvan. of Indiana.

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