CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver Congratulates CBC Members Serving in Key Positions

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver
Congressional Black Caucus, Chair

WASHINGTON – Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman Emanuel Cleaver, II released the following statement congratulating CBC Members who will serve in key congressional leadership positions during the 113th Congress:

“I am proud that CBC Members will continue to advocate for the interests of their constituents, African Americans and vulnerable communities as they serve in congressional leadership positions during the 113th Congress. Their elections and appointments to these roles are a testament to the unique perspectives and solid leadership qualities they bring to the table.

“I’d especially like to congratulate Congresswoman Maxine Waters on her election as Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee. For more than two decades, Congresswoman Waters has been committed to policies that protect working families while keeping us on the path to economic recovery and she will diligently work to ensure the integrity of our financial system through financial reform.”

The following Congressional Black Caucus Members will serve on the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee and in the following congressional leadership positions during the 113th Congress:

· Rep. James Clyburn (SC-06), Assistant Democratic Leader

· Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-35), Ranking Member, House Financial Services Committee

· Rep. John Lewis (GA-05), Senior Chief Deputy Whip, House Democratic Caucus

· Rep. G.K. Butterfield (NC-01), Chief Deputy Whip, House Democratic Caucus

· Rep. Karen Bass (CA-33), Organization, Study and Review Chair, House Democratic Caucus

· Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-09), Region 2 Representative, Steering and Policy Committee

· Rep. Bobby Rush (IL-01), Region 4 Representative, Steering and Policy Committee

· Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA-02), Region 7 Representative, Steering and Policy Committee

· Rep. Yvette Clarke (NY-09) , Region 11 Representative, Steering and Policy Committee

· Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-05), Appointed Member, Steering and Policy Committee

· Rep. Gwen Moore (WI-04), Appointed Member, Steering and Policy Committee