(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) will serve as Caucus Leadership Representative for the House Democratic Caucus in the 116th Congress. Raskin released the following statement after the final vote tally, which was 65 to 57. The Caucus Leadership Representative is the member of the House leadership who represents the five most junior classes of the Democratic Caucus. There are presently 142 Members of the Caucus from the junior classes.
“I am gratified to have won the support of my fellow junior colleagues, including the 65 Members of the extraordinary Class of 2018, in this quest. I will be a passionate servant for the political values, interests and ideas of Junior Members and, as a Member who proudly represents Maryland’s 8th District, I will always be here to stand up for the ambitious reforms in Washington that the new classes are seeking.”
“I will hold regular meetings for the Junior Members in order to promote the broadest possible participation in agenda-setting and brainstorming. My goal is to make certain that the issues we campaigned on in 2018 dominate the Democratic agenda in the new Congress and that the great new Members we have elected in the junior classes become part of the face and voice and leadership of the new Congress.”
“I hope we can infuse our work in the 116th Congress every day with the magnificent spirit of the junior classes of Congress. I look forward to working together with all of the incoming Freshmen and all of my colleagues in our Caucus and across the aisle to promote a robust agenda of positive change for the American people.”
Congressman Jamie Raskin represents Maryland’s 8th Congressional District, which includes Montgomery, Frederick, and Carroll counties. He is the Vice Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, a Senior Democratic Whip, and Freshman Representative to the House Democratic Steering & Policy Committee. He also serves on the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee and the Committee on House Administration.