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Congresswoman Jayapal Elected Vice Ranking Member of House Budget Committee Democrats

Feb 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. — Today, Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth, Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, announced that Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) will serve as the committee’s Vice Ranking Member. 
 
“I’m pleased to congratulate our new Vice Ranking Member Congresswoman Jayapal, whose years of experience in the private, non-profit, and public sectors will be invaluable to the committee as we prepare to take on a number of challenging issues this year,” said Rep. Yarmuth. “I look forward to working with her and all of the outstanding Democrats on the committee as we fight to enact smart budget priorities that build upon the progress of the past eight years, protect Americans’ health security, and increase economic opportunity for all American families.”  
 
“The budget, at the end of the day, is a powerful moral document,” said Rep. Jayapal. “It reflects our priorities and investments as a country. With every budget we pass, we should be standing up for the working class, protecting those who are most vulnerable, and fighting income inequality. I am honored to have this opportunity to help show what Democrats stand for, and to organize and engage people across the country in standing up for that vision. I thank my colleagues for electing me as Vice Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee and look forward to working with them to put forth a budget that upholds our values.”
 
For a full list of the Democrats on the House Committee on the Budget, click here.