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Rep. Ruben Gallego Named Assistant Whip for the 116th Congress

March 4, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) announced today that he has been appointed to serve as an Assistant Whip for the 116th Congress.

“I’m honored to serve Arizonans and my fellow Democratic Members of Congress as an Assistant Whip,” Rep. Gallego said. “Now that we are in the majority, I believe we have a unique opportunity to advance legislation that will make a real difference for working families. I look forward to working with my colleagues to make sure all Americans can cast a vote and participate in our democracy, to make sure all children have access to quality education, and to make sure no family has to choose between seeing a doctor or putting a meal on the table.”

“I’m pleased that Congressman Gallego will be joining my Whip team as an Assistant Whip for the 116th Congress,” said Majority Whip James E. Clyburn. “Congressman Gallego will play a critical role in my Whip operation, helping us ensure that every voice of the most diverse Caucus ever is heard as we consider legislation to move our country in a positive direction. I look forward to working with Congressman Gallego to ensure that Democrats deliver on their promise to advance an agenda that will have a positive impact on Americans’ everyday lives.”

Assistant Whips are responsible for helping the Whip operation get an accurate read on where Members of the Caucus stand on certain pieces of legislation. They work with Members of the Caucus to answer any questions or address any concerns that Members may have with upcoming bills.