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Posts published in “Day: January 11, 2011”

Local Congress persons sworn into 112th Congress on Jan. 5th

WASHINGTON– Local Congress persons Gene Green, Ted Poe, Kevin Brady, and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee were sworn in by the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, John Boehner, to serve their Districts on Wednesday, Jan. 5th in Washington, DC. Lee represents the 18th District of Texas, and Green the 29th District.
Congresswoman Jackson Lee was elected to serve on the powerful House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee where she will be part of the efforts to establish policy for the country.
“My mission will be to stabilize the economy and create jobs for the Houston area,” Congresswoman Jackson Lee commented. “That’s my vision, and I will not deviate from it – not for one second during my work on behalf of the American people I represent.”
Further, Congresswoman Jackson Lee was elected Vice Chair of the vital Congressional Progressive Caucus, a group of 83 lawmakers, where she will help steer progressive efforts in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“I will be working with this large body of Members to protect the most vulnerable members of our community,” commented Congresswoman Jackson Lee. “It is important that we build on a humane society, and our work in the Congressional Progressive Caucus looks at those issues in great detail.”
During the past Congress, Congresswoman Jackson Lee served as Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection in the House Homeland Security Committee. In the 112th Congress, Congresswoman Jackson Lee will remain in leadership positions in her committee assignments as a senior member of the House Homeland Security, Judiciary and Foreign Affairs Committees.
Congresswoman Jackson Lee will also serve as Co-Chair of the important Redistricting Committee on behalf of the Congressional Black Caucus, and have an important role in ensuring Redistricting in the country is done in an effective and fair manner and that the Congressional Black Caucus is well represented in those efforts. Congresswoman Jackson Lee will be working on redistricting issues for the State of Texas as well as the entire country.
“It is my belief that every person’s vote should be protected and that diverse groups have the right to be represented in the U.S. Congress,” commented Congresswoman Jackson Lee. “I will continue to fight for those ideals and beliefs and ensure that all Americans represented equally in the Legislative branch of the federal government.”