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Majority Leader Schumer Announces Senate Democratic Leadership Team For The 118th Congress

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader-elect Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today announced the Senate Democratic Leadership for the 118th Congress following Senate Democratic leadership elections.

“I am humbled to be chosen by my colleagues to continue leading Senate Democrats as we continue to work with the Biden-Harris administration to deliver real results for the American people,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). “From the American Rescue Plan to bipartisan infrastructure legislation, gun safety legislation, CHIPS and Science Act, Inflation Reduction Act, and more, the last two years have been about addressing the unprecedented challenges facing our country and, where possible, achieving bipartisan solutions. The American people have chosen progress and democracy, and our caucus will continue to provide the leadership necessary to provide relief to working families grappling with the health and economic aftereffects of the COVID crisis, worsening income inequality, and more. I look forward to leveraging the expertise of our diverse caucus, and as America confronts increasingly dark forces seeking to undermine the very roots of our democracy, it is all the more important that we never lose sight of what is important – improving the lives of American families.”

The Senate Democratic Leadership for the 118th Congress:

Senate Democratic Leader and Chair of the Conference: Senator Charles Schumer

Democratic Whip: Senator Dick Durbin

Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee: Senator Debbie Stabenow

Chair of Steering Committee: Senator Amy Klobuchar

Vice Chair of the Conference: Senator Elizabeth Warren 

Vice Chair of the Conference: Senator Mark Warner

Chair of Outreach: Senator Bernie Sanders

Vice Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee: Senator Joe Manchin

Senate Democratic Conference Secretary: Senator Tammy Baldwin

Vice Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee: Senator Cory Booker

Vice Chair of Outreach: Senator Catherine Cortez Masto

Deputy Democratic Conference Secretary: Senator Brian Schatz

“I am honored to continue to serve the Senate Democratic Caucus as Whip. The midterm elections showed that Americans support the vision Senate Democrats, along with President Biden and Vice President Harris, have for the nation. With this leadership team, we will continue our work for the American people,” said Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL).

“From Day 1, Senate Democrats have been laser-focused on getting things done for the American people. We took on special interests and won—lowering the cost of health care, combatting the climate crisis, and creating jobs,” said Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). “I’m honored to serve and ready to work as Chairwoman of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee for next Congress. I will continue to lead my colleagues as we work across the aisle to do more for the American people.”

“Over the past two years, our caucus delivered results for the American people. We secured historic funding to bring our infrastructure into the 21st century, unleashed the power of Medicare’s 50 million seniors to bring down drug costs, stood up for our veterans, and invested in the future of American manufacturing,” said Chair of Steering Committee Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). “I look forward to continuing to serve on the leadership team as Chair of the Steering Committee and working together to get things done that make a real difference in people’s lives.”

“Over the last two years, Senate Democrats have shown that government can deliver for working families and the American people expanded our majority,” said Vice Chair of the Conference Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). “I am deeply committed to the work ahead as we fight to defend fundamental rights, continue to lower costs, and build an economy that works for everybody.”

“I am glad to be returning as a member of the Democratic leadership team for the 118th Congress, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to find commonsense solutions to the economic and security challenges facing our country,” said Vice Chair of the Conference Mark Warner (D-VA).

“Thanks to major victories in states across the country, Democrats in the Senate are now be in a position to pass important legislation addressing the needs of working families,” said Senate Outreach Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT). “As the Senate Democrats’ Chair of Outreach, I very much look forward to getting out on the road to talk about the needs of the American people and discussing exactly how we plan to take on a rigged economy, massive income and wealth inequality, and corporate greed in order to build a future that works for all of us.”

“As I always have, I will continue to bring an honest and independent voice to Senate Leadership to ensure West Virginians are well represented,” said Vice Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Joe Manchin (D-WV).

“I am deeply honored to continue serving on the Senate Democratic leadership team and ensuring that the people of Wisconsin have a seat at the table,” said Senate Democratic Conference Secretary Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). “Alongside President Biden and a Democratic House of Representatives under Speaker Pelosi’s leadership, the Democratic Senate rolled up our sleeves and delivered real results for the American people. We took on big drug manufacturers and cut the cost of prescription drugs, created good-paying jobs to rebuild our infrastructure, and invested in our Made in America manufacturing economy. I look forward to building on our progress and continuing to tackle the challenges that hardworking American families are facing.”

“I’m honored to continue serving on the Democratic leadership team. I look forward to furthering our work to build a more fair and just country and delivering results for the American people on the issues that matter most to them,” said Vice Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Cory Booker (D-NJ).

“Nevadans sent me back to the Senate to deliver for our working families, and I’ll continue fighting to make a difference for them and communities across this country,” said Vice Chair of Outreach Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV).

“I’m honored to serve in this new leadership role,” said Deputy Democratic Conference Secretary Brian Schatz (D-HI). “We have more work to do in the Senate, and this new post puts me in a better position to help shape and defend our priorities. I look forward to working with Leader Schumer and our leadership team on building a stronger future for Hawai‘i and our country.”