Hakeem Jeffries, Pete Aguilar headline new Democratic leadership
The Democratic House leadership that has been in power for decades is stepping down.
Pelosi bite: “For me the hour has come for a new generation to lead the Democratic Caucus that I so deeply respect,”
The outgoing number two and three, are publicly endorsing Representative Hakeem Jeffries, Katherine Clark, and Pete Aguilar in an effort to smooth the transition. So who are House Democrats’ next generation leaders?
Congressman Jeffries is on track to be the next Democratic leader. He’s currently the Caucus Chairman. Jeffries has represented Brooklyn in Congress since 2013. The NYU Law School graduate served as a House impeachment manager in the first Senate trial of Donald Trump. He worked his way up the Congressional ladder as Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus and Co-chair of the Democratic Policy Communications Committee.
Congresswoman Katherine Clark is the Assistant Speaker but is on track to be the next Whip. She represents Massachusetts and is a member of the House Progressive Caucus. Before entering Congress, she was both a Senator and Representative in the Massachusetts state legislature. If she secures the Whip position, she’d be the number two, responsible for building support for legislation and getting bills passed.
Congressman Pete Aguilar is the current vice chair of the caucus and the highest ranking Latino in Congress. He is a member of the January 6th investigative committee and the House appropriations committee. Aguilar would be the Caucus chair, responsible for developing policy priorities.