Congressman-elect Rob Menendez (D-8) has been selected to serve as the Regional Whip for the House Democratic Caucus after he is sworn in next year.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Menendez was appointed to the position by regional leadership and will work with incoming Democratic Whip Katherine Clark (MA-05) to serve the caucus and the region.
“Our party delivers for the American people when we are focused and united. The next two years will be a challenging time as the GOP will utilize their thin majority to target President Biden and block progress for working families,” Menendez said in a statement.
“I look forward to working with our Caucus and as a part of incoming Whip Clark’s team to move our country forward.”
As Regional Whip, Congressman-Elect Menendez will assist the Democratic Whip in tracking votes of fellow Democrats and in pushing forward the people-focused Democratic agenda and legislative priorities.
“Rep. Elect Menendez is a passionate advocate for working families and is committed to building a stronger, more just economy,” noted incoming Democratic Whip Katherine Clark.
“I’m thrilled he will serve as a Regional Whip, helping House Democrats stop the Republican extreme agenda and build a tomorrow where everyone has the same access to opportunity and success.”
In addition to his appointment as Regional Whip, Menendez was also recently elected by his fellow Members-Elect to serve on the House Democratic Steering & Policy Committee as freshman representative for 2023.