WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) released the following statement after being appointed to serve on the House Education and Labor Committee and re-appointed to serve on the House Judiciary Committee in the 116th Congress.
“I am proud to serve on these crucial committees. I know firsthand from my service on the powerful Judiciary Committee how deeply necessary the work of the committee is — certainly in the minority but now even more so in the majority. This committee will have unparalleled responsibility to uncover the truth about President Trump, violations of the Constitution’s emoluments clause, conflicts of interest, collusion and the Mueller investigation. I will also continue to be a forceful advocate on the Judiciary Committee for humane immigration policy and critical legislation to fix our broken system, from the Dream Act and TPS to my Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act.
“I also asked for and was given the appointment to the influential Education and Labor Committee. Given my past work on collective bargaining, College for All, $15 minimum wage and the National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, I look forward to bringing my expertise to bear on these and other issues on the committee and to working with a new group of dedicated and talented members.
“With Democrats in the majority and as Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, my colleagues and I are ready to get to work delivering real wins for working families across the country.”