STATEMENT FROM FROM CONGRESSWOMAN KATHERINE CLARK ON HER ELECTION TO THE POSITION OF VICE CHAIR OF THE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS:
I am incredibly grateful for the support of my colleagues, and I am honored to have the opportunity to work on their behalf as the Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus.
Earlier this month, the American people sent a clear message by electing not only a Democratic majority but the most diverse Congress in our nation’s history. Voters rejected the divisive rhetoric and dangerous policies pushed by the former Republican majority and instead chose the Democratic promise of a more productive, inclusive, and fair America. Our message was simple: Democrats are fighting for you.
Today, we took another step forward by electing a leadership team that similarly reflects the American people and their vision for our democracy. With Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Hoyer, Majority Whip Clyburn, Assistant Democratic Leader Lujan, Caucus Chair Jeffries, and the rest of the leadership team, House Democrats are ready to move an agenda forward that puts the needs of the American people first.
As Vice Chair, I am eager to get to work on the promises we made like getting corruption out of politics, protecting Social Security and Medicare, improving access to affordable, quality healthcare, and ensuring equal pay for equal work.
I can’t wait to see what progress we will make together on behalf of the American people. Let’s get to work!