Pelosi Announces Exclusive Committee Assignments for 117th Congress

December 17, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced today that the House Democratic Steering Committee has nominated appointments to the House Appropriations Committee, Energy and Commerce Committee, Financial Services Committee and Ways and Means Committee.  The nominations will now go to the full Democratic Caucus for approval. 

“It is an honor to announce the nomination of these outstanding Members to our exclusive committees for the 117th Congress,” said Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  “Their proven expertise, leadership and commitment to hard-working families have earned them the respect and support of our Caucus and will make them a vital force For The People by advancing economic security, promoting justice and opportunity and protecting the health and well-being of our communities.  House Democrats are united in our mission to Build Back Better, and with these strong voices at the table, we will deliver on that sacred promise to make a real difference for all Americans.” 

The Steering Committee approved the following new Committee members:


  • Congressman Adriano Espaillat of New York
  • Congressman Josh Harder of California
  • Congresswoman Susie Lee of Nevada
  • Congressman David Trone of Maryland
  • Congresswoman Lauren Underwood of Illinois
  • Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton of Virginia

Energy and Commerce

  • Congresswoman Angie Craig of Minnesota
  • Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher of Texas
  • Congresswoman Kathleen Rice of New York 
  • Congresswoman Kim Schrier of Washington
  • Congresswoman Lori Trahan of Massachusetts

Financial Services

  • Congressman-elect Ritchie Torres of New York

Ways and Means

  • Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett of the Virgin Islands