Pelosi, Democratic Caucus Announce Committee Appointments

Dec 20, 2012
Press Release

Contact: Nadeam Elshami/Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced today that the Democratic Caucus approved a series of appointments of new and returning Members of Congress to House committee seats in the 113th Congress.

“Our Democratic Caucus is the most diverse in the history of Congress, and each of our Members will bring a unique perspective to the great challenges of our day – from job creation and economic growth to innovation, education reform, and clean energy development,” Leader Pelosi said. “On every committee, our colleagues will offer their experience, passion, and persistence to the task of effectively and faithfully serving the American people.”

The following Members will serve in these posts beginning in January:


  • Congresswoman-elect Gloria Negrete McLeod of California
  • Congressman-elect Filemon Vela of Texas
  • Congresswoman-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico
  • Congresswoman-elect Ann Kuster of New Hampshire

Armed Services

  • Congresswoman-elect Carol Shea Porter of New Hampshire
  • Congressman-elect Dan Maffei of New York
  • Congressman-elect Derek Kilmer of Washington
  • Congressman-elect Joaquin Castro of Texas
  • Congresswoman-elect Tammy Duckworth of Illinois
  • Congressman-elect Scott Peters of California
  • Congressman-elect Bill Enyart of Illinois
  • Congressman-elect Pete Gallego of Texas
  • Congressman-elect Marc Veasey of Texas


  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California
  • Congressman David Cicilline of Rhode Island
  • Congressman-elect Denny Heck of Washington

Education and the Workforce

  • Congressman John Yarmuth of Kentucky
  • Congresswoman Frederica Wilson of Florida
  • Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon

Financial Services

  • Congressman-elect Bill Foster of Illinois
  • Congressman-elect Dan Kildee of Michigan
  • Congressman-elect Patrick Murphy of Florida
  • Congressman-elect John Delaney of Maryland
  • Congresswoman-elect Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona
  • Congresswoman-elect Joyce Beatty of Ohio

Foreign Affairs

  • Congressman-elect Alan Grayson of Florida
  • Congressman-elect Juan Vargas of California
  • Congressman-elect Brad Schneider of Illinois
  • Congressman-elect Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts
  • Congressman-elect Ami Bera of California
  • Congressman-elect Alan Lowenthal of California

Homeland Security

  • Congressman Donald Payne Jr. of New Jersey
  • Congressman-elect Beto O’Rourke of Texas
  • Congresswoman-elect Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii


  • Congresswoman Karen Bass of California
  • Congressman Cedric Richmond of Louisiana
  • Congresswoman Suzan DelBene of Washington
  • Congressman-elect Joe Garcia of Florida
  • Congressman-elect Hakeem Jeffries of New York

Natural Resources

  • Congressman-elect Tony Cardenas of California
  • Congressman-elect Steven Horsford of Nevada
  • Congressman-elect Jared Huffman of California
  • Congressman-elect Raul Ruiz of California

Oversight and Government Reform

  • Congressman-elect Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania
  • Congressman-elect Mark Pocan of Wisconsin

Science, Space, and Technology

  • Congressman-elect Eric Swalwell of California

Small Business

  • Congresswoman-elect Grace Meng of New York

Transportation and Infrastructure

  • Congressman Andre Carson of Indiana
  • Congresswoman Janice Hahn of California
  • Congressman-elect Rick Nolan of Minnesota
  • Congresswoman-elect Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona
  • Congresswoman-elect Dina Titus of Nevada
  • Congressman-elect Sean Patrick Maloney of New York
  • Congresswoman-elect Elizabeth Esty of Connecticut
  • Congresswoman-elect Lois Frankel of Florida
  • Congresswoman-elect Cheri Bustos of Illinois

Veterans’ Affairs

  • Congressman-elect Mark Takano of California
  • Congresswoman-elect Julia Brownley of California