On November 29, House Democrats elected U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (D-12) as one of four leaders of the caucus’ messaging arm.
Dingell will co-chair the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee along with Chair David Cicilline of Rhode Island and Co-Chairs Ted Lieu of California and Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania.
Dingell, a former member of the Democratic National Committee, had pressed the need for Midwest representation in the leadership of the committee, which oversees the caucus’ policy agenda and communications strategy.
In an article appearing in the Detroit News, Dingell said, “I’m going to make sure that when we’re at the table talking policy and message that the Midwest’s and the Heartland’s viewpoint is represented. That already happened today,”
Other members of the Michigan delegation also won election to leadership posts.
Rep. Fred Upton (R-6) was re-elected earlier in the week to the House Republican Steering Committee, which determines committee assignments.
In addition, incoming House Democrats elected Representative-elect Haley Stevens (D-11) as co-president of their freshman class.