House Democrats elected their leadership yesterday – and one of our strongest allies in Congress, Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), will chair the House Democratic Caucus. Via Adriana Maestas from Politics365:
On Thursday morning, Congressman Xavier Becerra, who has served in the House of Representatives since 1993, was elected to Chair the House Democratic Caucus. This positions Congressman Becerra as the fourth top Democrat in the House.
The House Democratic leadership pretty much stays the same from the previous session: Nancy Pelosi remains the House Minority Leader, Steny Hoyer is the House Minority Whip, and the Assistant Leader is James Clyburn. With Becerra in the number four position, the new member of the Democratic Caucus leadership is Caucus Vice Chairman Joe Crowley.
Reps. Pelosi (CA), Hoyer (MD) and Clyburn (SC) have been great friend to the immigration reform movement as well. The addition of Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) to the leadership team is also a welcome development. Since Rep. Crowley arrived in Congress, he has been an outspoken advocate for immigration reform.
In the next Congress, we look forward to working with Becerra, Crowley and our other allies to create a path to full citizenship.