Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives

Pelosi Announces Budget Committee and Rules Committee Chairs

December 20, 2018
Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi released this statement after Congressman John Yarmuth of Kentucky and Congressman Jim McGovern of Massachusetts were elected by the Democratic Caucus to serve as Chairmen of the House Committees on Budget and Rules, respectively, for the 116th Congress.  The Democratic Caucus also approved Nita Lowey as Chair of the Appropriations Committee, Frank Pallone as Chair of the Energy & Commerce Committee, Maxine Waters as Chair of the Financial Services Committee, and Richard Neal as Chair of the Ways & Means Committee.

“Our Democratic Caucus continues to be blessed and strengthened by the outstanding leadership of Chairmen-elect John Yarmuth and Jim McGovern.  Their energy, determination and expertise will be powerful assets when we take the gavel to deliver our agenda For The People.

“Chairman Yarmuth’s deep experience and legislative acumen have earned him the respect of colleagues in his time in the Congress.  He will be a powerful presence at the helm of the vital Budget Committee, and a strong voice in ensuring that our budgets reflect our values.  We are also thrilled that Chairman Jim McGovern will take his seat at the head of the table on the Rules Committee.  Chairman McGovern’s great integrity, legislative expertise and outstanding record of fighting for hard-working families will be invaluable in this critical position.

“The Democratic Caucus has also approved the recommendations of Congresswoman Nita Lowey, Congressman Frank Pallone, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Congressman Richard Neal as Chairs of our exclusive committees for the 116th Congress.  Each of these effective, proven leaders brings unmatched experience and bold vision to the table, and we know they will use their gavels to great effect in driving transformative change to build better futures For The People.”