California’s Eric Swalwell will also continue as a Steering co-chair, and Pelosi appointed Illinois Rep. Cheri Bustos, the outgoing head of the DCCC, to the third co-chair spot. Bustos replaces Connecticut’ Rosa DeLauro, who is running to lead the House Appropriations Committee.
The caucus also voted by acclamation to elect four co-chairs to the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee as that’s how many candidates were running.
Joining them is Colorado’s Joe Neguse, who was elected to fill a fourth co-chair seat that the caucus installed this fall to replace the so-called chair of chairs position created two years ago for Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island. Cicilline lost a bid for assistant speaker Wednesday to Clark.
Neguse, the outgoing freshman leadership co-representative, made history with his 2018 election as Colorado’s first Black member of Congress. He is also the first Eritrean American to serve in Congress.
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