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CLARKE NAMED SENIOR WHIP FOR THE 116TH CONGRESS

CLARKE NAMED SENIOR WHIP FOR THE 116TH CONGRESS

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke announced today she was appointed to serve as a Senior Whip for the 116th Congress. Majority Whip James E. Clyburn and Congresswoman Clarke released the following statements regarding the announcement:

CLARKE: “It is an honor to serve as a Senior Whip alongside Majority Whip Jim Clyburn and our colleagues. I look forward to working together on issues and important legislation that impact our respective Districts and promote our shared Democratic values. I am delighted to use my leadership within the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and experience within the House Homeland Security Committee to best serve the most diverse Caucus in American history, as well as the nation that we love,” said Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke.

CLYBURN: “I’m pleased that Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke will be joining my Whip team as Senior Whip for the 116th Congress,” said Majority Whip James E. Clyburn. “Congresswoman Clarke is a well-respected consensus builder who has deep relationships within the Democratic Caucus. She will play a key role in ensuring that every voice of the most diverse Caucus ever is heard. As we begin to advance an agenda that will have a positive impact on Americans’ everyday lives, Congresswoman Clarke will be an invaluable member of the Whip team helping us secure the necessary votes to pass critical pieces of legislation.”

Senior Whips are a group of seasoned Members and Caucus opinion leaders who meet on an ongoing basis to discuss some of the key issues facing Congress. Senior Whips bring a balance and diverse perspective to the Whip Operation, which is necessary to tackle some of the more complex pieces of legislation that will be put forward in the 116th Congress.

Congresswoman Clarke was elected Vice Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee in January. She will also serve as a Co-Chair of the Medicare For All Caucus during this Congress.

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