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Trahan Statement on New House Democratic Leadership

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) issued the following statement after the election of Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) as Minority Leader, Congresswoman Katherine Clark (MA-05) as Minority Whip, and Congressman Pete Aguilar (CA-31) as Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus:

“Today’s leadership election is proof that the Democratic Caucus is listening to the American people. Under the leadership of Leader-elect Jeffries, Whip-elect Clark, and Chairman-elect Aguilar, the next generation of Democrats are making our priorities clear. We must act with urgency to lower costs and expand opportunities for working families, to ensure that every person who calls our nation home can live with the dignity they deserve, and to rebuild our nation – both physically and economically.”

“I have had the honor of working closely with Leader-elect Jeffries, Whip-elect Clark, and Chairman-elect Aguilar over the past four years, and no one is better suited to lead our caucus in the months and years ahead. With a narrow minority, I firmly believe this leadership team will do everything in their power to find compromise wherever possible to deliver for the families we represent and to protect the tremendous progress we’ve made. Working families here in Massachusetts and across our nation expect nothing less.”

“As we turn our attention to the new Congress, I remain deeply grateful to Speaker Pelosi, Leader Hoyer, and Whip Clyburn who have stewarded many of the boldest and most transformative legislation passed into law in generations. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the CHIPS and Science Act, the Inflation Reduction Act, the PACT Act, the American Rescue Plan, and so many other new laws are putting Americans in a position to build a better life for their families and win the 21st century. We owe them a tremendous debt of thanks as they pass the baton to our new leaders.”