Congressman Jim Moran, Virginia Democrat, was elected by his colleagues on Nov. 18 to serve on the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee (DSPC). Led by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), the DSPC serves a critical and influential function in the caucus. The committee’s principle role is to assist the Speaker in deciding which Members will chair and will sit on the 20 plus House committees.
“We will have a robust majority in the 111th Congress, including 34 freshmen in the House. The Steering Committee has its hands full determining how best to position our Members to bring about change the American people made clear they desire,” said Moran. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure our committee assignments reflect the diverse backgrounds and districts represented in the Democratic Caucus.”