Pelosi, Democratic Caucus Approve Key Committee Recommendations

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced today that the Democratic Caucus had approved recommendations for a series of new appointments of Members of Congress to seats on key House committees in the 113th Congress.

“House Democrats bring experience, dignity, persistence, and perseverance to the tasks of growing our economy, creating jobs, expanding our middle class, ensuring our national security, and staying true to our values of equality, transparency, and opportunity for all,” Leader Pelosi said.  “On each of these committees, our colleagues will stand firm on behalf of the interests of their constituents, the principles of our Caucus, and the will of the American people.”

Each of the following Members will serve in these posts effective immediately:


·         Congressman Joe Courtney of Connecticut


·         Congressman Kurt Schrader of Oregon


·         Congressman Pedro Pierluisi of Puerto Rico

·         Congressman Mike Capuano of Massachusetts

·         Congresswoman Yvette Clarke of New York

·         Congressman Ted Deutch of Florida

Oversight and Government Reform

·         Congressman Danny K. Davis of Illinois

·         Congressman Tony Cardenas of California

·         Congressman Steven Horsford of Nevada

·         Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico

Small Business

·         Congressman Ron Barber of Arizona

·         Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster of New Hampshire

·         Congressman Patrick Murphy of Florida

Veterans’ Affairs

·         Congressman Tim Walz of Minnesota