Dingell Elected to House Democratic Leadership Position
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) was elected by her colleagues to serve as Co-Chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC).
Dingell will work with DPCC Chair David Cicilline (D-RI) and fellow Co-Chairs Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Matt Cartwright (D-PA) to develop the Caucus policy agenda and communications strategy.
“Thank you to my colleagues who elected me to serve as a Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. It’s an honor to join my colleagues David Cicilline, Ted Lieu, and Matt Cartwright to help shape Democratic strategy and message for the next two years.
“Two years ago, I predicted Donald Trump could become President. I listened to people in my district and many of them didn’t think Democrats cared about them. During the next two years, no matter your district or background, we have to listen to the working men and women and show them we are going to deliver on issues that matter to them. They want good-paying jobs; access to quality, affordable healthcare; and after working a lifetime they want to have a safe and secure retirement. They want stable trade policies that keep manufacturing jobs in our country, and protections that keep our air and water clean while conserving the environment for generations to come.
“Democrats also take seriously their Constitutional responsibility to hold the Administration accountable and to protect the fundamental civil rights of freedom of religion, speech and the press.
“Democrats in Congress are already working hard for the American people, and I look forward to working with every single member of the Democratic Caucus. I’m honored to serve among leadership.”