House Democrats: America’s Caucus
The beauty is in the mix.
The new 114th Congress has officially convened – giving us the chance to celebrate how far we’ve come as a nation and as a House. In this new Congress, House Democrats are celebrating a caucus of historic diversity: the House Democratic Caucus of the 114th Congress is made up of a majority of women, minorities, and LGBT community members.
What’s more, the 114th Congress boasts a record-breaking 65 House Democratic Women – the most women in a party’s caucus in American History. On a chilly January morning, those Democratic women braved the cold and took to the steps of the U.S. Capitol to remind us that when #WomenSucceed, America Succeeds.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) January 7, 2015
This incredible representation of women in the Democratic Caucus is part of a larger trend: House Democrats swore in a new freshman class of dynamism and diversity – ready to fight for jobs and middle-class families in the 114th Congress. Of the 18 new Democrats in the House, fully two-thirds are women and/or minorities. We are proud to embrace this diversity within our leadership as well, with 13 of our Committee leaders being women and/or minorities. In the Democratic Caucus, men and women of all backgrounds have more than just a seat at the table –
They’re seated at the head of the table.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) January 9, 2015
The House Democratic Caucus continues to reflect the full diversity of experience that is America, and it’s precisely that diversity – that deep-seeded connection to the American story – that will inspire House Democrats to fight every day of the 114th Congress on behalf of the hardworking men and women of this great nation. In the 114th Congress, it’s clear: