Congressman Dan Kildee Elected Vice Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee
January 31, 2017
Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today was unanimously elected to serve as the Vice Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee.
This leadership position, created this year as a result of expanded opportunities within the House Democratic Caucus, ensures Congressman Kildee will have an even greater role on the Committee and within the Democratic Caucus. Congressman Kildee has served on the Committee since 2013. The House Financial Services Committee is considered one of the exclusive committees in Congress.
“I am grateful to my colleagues for electing me to this new leadership position in Congress. I look forward to continuing my work on the Financial Services Committee to protect consumers, help ensure that hardworking families can find affordable housing and expand opportunities for small businesses to get access to capital,” said Congressman Kildee.
“Congressman Kildee has shown true leadership in his work with the Democratic Caucus and on the issues that matter so much to his district. He fought hard for the funding that Flint so desperately needed for clean water and was successful in the face of obstinate Republican opposition. And that wasn’t the first time he had worked hard to secure essential funding. He was an integral part of the push for increased funding of the Hardest Hit Fund, a program that provides rehabilitation funds to blighted communities. I have no doubt that he will continue that fight and leadership this Congress for the Committee and I look forward to working with him in this new role,” said Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the Ranking Member on the House Financial Services Committee.
Congressman Kildee was also appointed today to serve on the Housing and Insurance, Terrorism and Illicit Finance, and Monetary Policy and Trade subcommittees.
Since being elected, Congressman Kildee has served in various leadership positions, including as a Senior Whip, the Vice Chair of the Automotive Caucus, and a Vice Chair of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus. He previously served as a member of the President’s Export Council, where he was appointed by former Speaker of the House John Boehner to advise the President on international trade issues.