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Pete Aguilar Announces House Democratic Leadership Run

Pete Aguilar Announces House Democratic Leadership Run

Congressman Pete Aguilar (D-CA) announced on Tuesday that he will run against Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA) -- who announced her plans to run in July -- for Democratic Caucus Vice Chair. Aguilar is the Whip for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and is serving his second term in Congress. The 39-year-old centrist led the failed attempts on the discharge petition to force a series of floor votes on various DACA solutions with Congressman Jeff Dunham (R-CA). “Thanks to the hard work of Democrats across the country, we are experiencing an outpouring of support for an agenda that puts working people first, expands access to affordable health care, and roots out the corruption that plagues Washington,” Aguilar said. “I’m running for Caucus Vice Chair because I believe that all Members of the Democratic Caucus should have a seat at the table as we work to advance that agenda.” The Vice Chairmanship position is being left open by California Congresswoman Linda Sánchez as she and fellow California Congresswoman Barbara Lee are facing off for Caucus Chair -- a position left open after NY Congressman Joe Crowley lost his primary to rising Democratic star, Alexandria Ocasio-CortezMore here.

Meet the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Meet the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Kamala Harris Intros Bill to Provide Funding for Parks in Underserved Communities

Kamala Harris Intros Bill to Provide Funding for Parks in Underserved Communities