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Linda Sánchez Elected Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus

Rep. Linda Sanchez

Rep. Linda Sanchez


Staff Report

Washington, DC – Representative Linda Sánchez (CA-38) today was elected by her colleagues to serve as Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus for the 115th Congress, the fifth-ranking position in House Democratic leadership. She becomes the first Latina elected to the House leadership. After the election, Rep. Sánchez released the following statement:

“I am honored to have the confidence and support of my colleagues, and I look forward to working on behalf of the entire Democratic Caucus. Every day I will do everything I can to strengthen our Democratic Caucus and put us in the strongest position. Together with Leader Nancy Pelosi, Whip Steny Hoyer, Assistant Leader James Clyburn, and Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley, House Democrats will fight for an agenda to help every working family achieve their American Dream.

“I have the utmost respect for Rep. Barbara Lee and thank her for running a spirited campaign. She will continue to be a leading member of our Caucus. We all value her knowledge and passion which will be critical to our success as we move forward together.

“Let’s get to work.”

Rep. Linda Sánchez was nominated to the position of Vice Chair by Reps. John Larson (D-CT), Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH), and Pete Aguilar (D-CA).