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Congressman Kildee Appointed Chief Deputy Whip of Democratic Caucus

December 2, 2020
Press Release
Kildee to Continue Serving in Leadership Position Responsible for Bringing Together the Democratic Caucus to Deliver on Priorities for Working Families

WASHINGTON—Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today was once again appointed by his Democratic colleagues to serve as Chief Deputy Whip in the 117th Congress. The leadership role for Kildee will allow him to better advocate for Michigan families, workers and small businesses in the Fifth Congressional District as well as help lead the Democratic Caucus in the new term of Congress.

The position, appointed by House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, is responsible for mobilizing Members of Congress on legislation before they come to the floor to be voted on. The Chief Deputy Whip acts as an important liaison between Members of Congress and Leadership and helps leads the caucus to build support for Democratic priorities.

“I am humbled and honored to continue serving as Chief Deputy Whip for the House Democratic Caucus. I am eager to get to work with the incoming Biden Administration and our Democratic majority in the House on the important issues facing families, including defeating the coronavirus, rebuilding our economy and improving our crumbling infrastructure. I look forward to bringing the voices of Michiganders and the Midwest to the leadership table in the next Congress,” Congressman Kildee said.

“I am pleased that Dan has agreed to serve again as a Chief Deputy Whip in the 117th Congress. Dan has been an active member of the Whip organization and an effective advocate for our Democratic agenda. I look forward to continue working with him in collaboration with the Biden administration to advance our priorities,” House Majority Whip Congressman Clyburn (SC-06) said. 

In addition to serving as Chief Deputy Whip, Kildee serves on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee and House Budget Committee.