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Schumer Announces Senate Democratic Leadership Team For The 117th Congress

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader-elect Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today announced the Senate Democratic Leadership for the 117th Congress following Senate Democratic leadership elections.

“I am humbled to be chosen by my colleagues to continue leading Senate Democrats as we work with the Biden-Harris administration to address the unprecedented challenges facing our country and deliver much-needed help to working families,” said Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). “The American people have been clear that they want action, and our caucus will provide the leadership necessary to provide relief to the American people as we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 health and economic crises, the climate crisis, worsening income inequality and racial injustice, and more. It is time for us to turn the page on one of the most divisive and chaotic chapters in our history, and I am looking forward to leveraging the expertise our diverse caucus, working in a bipartisan fashion – but never compromising on our values – to improve the lives of American families.”

The Senate Democratic Leadership for the 117th Congress:

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

Democratic Whip: Senator Dick Durbin

Assistant Democratic Leader: Senator Patty Murray

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

Vice Chair of the Conference: Senator Elizabeth Warren

Vice Chair of the Conference: Senator Mark Warner

Chair of Steering Committee: Senator Amy Klobuchar

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

“I am honored to serve the Senate Democratic Caucus as Whip,” said Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL).  “The November 3 election showed that our nation is divided, and the challenges we face are great.  But under the leadership of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris, we can, and must, come together to meet those challenges.”  

“American voters have made their voices heard loud and clear. They want their leaders to chart a science-driven course out of this pandemic, help everyone get the health care they need without having to worry about the cost, support workers and families with policies like child care, paid leave, and fair wages, and take action on longstanding, deep-seated national crises like systemic racism and climate change,” said Assistant Democratic Leader Patty Murray (D-WA). “With challenges this great and urgent, we need bold solutions, and I’m confident this strong leadership team is ready to stand up, fight for families and communities, and deliver—working with our caucus, the Biden-Harris Administration, House Democrats, Republicans who are willing to step across the aisle and share our goals, and critically, the people nationwide who spoke up so forcefully in this election for a better, fairer future for all.”

“Senate Democrats are ready to get to work on controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, rebuilding the economy and addressing the needs of the people of Michigan and all Americans. I’m honored to continue to serve in Senate leadership as Chairwoman of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. And, I look forward to partnering with President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris, who I know will be ready to lead on Day One,” said Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Debbie Stabenow (D-MI).

“Democrats are the party of ideas and opportunity. We believe that everyone deserves a good job, a good education, and a good future – and that is what we'll keep fighting for,” said Vice Chair of the Conference Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

“I’m proud and glad to continue on as part of this leadership team,” said Vice Chair of the Conference Mark R. Warner (D-VA). “I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues in the 117thCongress to expand opportunity, protect healthcare, and give more Americans the tools they need to succeed in the 21st century economy.”

“I am honored to lead the Senate Democratic Steering Committee and continue serving on the Democratic leadership team at this pivotal moment. I look forward to working both within our party and across the aisle to help President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris unite our country, tackle this pandemic, and get our economy back on track,” said Chair of Steering Committee Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).

“I am pleased to be reelected as Senate Democrats’ Chairman of Outreach to fight on behalf of the American people for progressive change. Our job now is to act immediately to pass bold legislation in the Senate to tackle this horrific pandemic and economic crisis, expand health care to all, and guarantee a living wage for every worker in America,” said Chair of Outreach Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

“I am honored to continue serving as Vice Chair of the Democratic Policy Communication Committee. As Vice Chair, I intend to be more vocal than ever before representing West Virginia and rural communities across the country to ensure they have a voice in Senate Leadership,” said Vice Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Joe Manchin (D-WV). “The Democratic Party has a long history of fighting for working people and continuing that fight has never been more important as the COVID-19 pandemic has further revealed the challenges facing our rural communities. I have always sought to find bipartisan solutions to these challenges and I will continue doing so.” 

“I’m proud to continue serving on the Senate Democratic leadership team. We now have an opportunity to work with a new President and a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives to solve problems and make a difference in people’s lives,” said Senate Democratic Conference Secretary Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). “We have a COVID-19 outbreak that is spreading in Wisconsin and across the country. This public health crisis is getting worse and it’s time to unify as a country. We need to start working together in Washington as hard as our frontline health care workers do so we can get this deadly pandemic under control, build back better, and move our economy forward for working families.”

“I’m honored to be a part of the Democratic leadership team and I look forward to working with my colleagues to take on our nation’s biggest challenges and build a more just and fair country for every American,” said Vice Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Cory Booker (D-NJ).

“I’m proud to take on this new leadership role on behalf of Nevadans so that I can continue to advocate for their needs in the Senate,” said Vice Chair of Outreach Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV).