Joins ‘squad’ members Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib
The Congressional Progressive Caucus announced its elected leadership for the 118th Congress today, the sixteenth Congress in the history of the CPC. This elected leadership will oversee the largest Progressive Caucus in history which, with the addition of at least 16 freshman, will grow to include 103 members at the start of the 118th Congress. Representative-Elect Becca Balint, VT-AL, was elected to be Vice Chair for New Members.
Balint said: “As the CPC prepares to welcome the largest membership in the history of the caucus, I am very proud to have been elected by my new colleagues to represent my fellow freshmen. I want to harness the energy, enthusiasm and wisdom from new members and use it to deliver for the people back home.”
“I am immensely proud to be a member of this historic freshman class, and to join the CPC just as Senator-Elect Welch, and Senator Sanders did before me,” Balint said.
The members elected by their colleagues today include:
Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) as Chair
Representative Ilhan Omar (MN-05) as Deputy Chair
Representative-Elect Greg Casar (TX-35) as Whip
Representative-Elect Jill Tokuda (HI-02) for Vice Chair as Communications
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) as Vice Chair for Inter-Caucus Relations
Representative Mark Takano (CA-41) for Vice Chair as Policy
Representative Jamaal Bowman (NY-16) as Vice Chair for Labor
Representative Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) as Vice Chair for Member Services
Representative-Elect Becca Balint (VT-AL) as Vice Chair for New Members
Representatives David Cicilline (RI-01), Jared Huffman (CA-02), Donald Norcross (NJ-01), and Representative-Elect Maxwell Frost (FL-10) as Vice Chairs-at-Large
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