Chairman McGovern Announces New Vice Chair, Subcommittee Chairmanship, and Assignments
WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today announced that Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) has been named Vice Chair of the Rules Committee and Rep. Joseph D. Morelle (NY-25) has been named Chairman of the Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process. In addition, Rep. Joe Neguse (CO-02) has been named to the Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process and the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House. These moves follow the passing of Rep. Alcee Hastings (FL-20), who served as Vice Chair of the Rules Committee and was Chairman of its Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process.
“As we continue mourning the loss of our dear friend and colleague Alcee Hastings, we must also continue the work that he cared so deeply about. Rep. DeSaulnier is a true public servant and a fighter whose constituents are lucky to have in their corner. Rep. Morelle is a leader on the Budget Committee and his expertise will be invaluable as our subcommittee continues its work. Rep. Neguse has already proven to be an important voice on this committee, and his perspective will be key on our Legislative and Budget Process and Rules and Organizations Subcommittees. I congratulate these Members on their appointments and look forward to working with them in these new roles as we shape legislation to help the American people,” said Chairman McGovern.
Rep. Mark DeSaulnier represents California’s 11th District and has served at nearly every level of government from mayor to the California assembly and senate. Representative DeSaulnier serves on the Committee on Oversight and Reform, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Committee on Education and Labor in addition to the Rules Committee. Throughout his service, Congressman DeSaulnier has been an advocate for workers, identifying and solving the most pressing problems facing our nation’s workforce.
Rep. Joe Morelle represents New York’s 25th District. He is a former small business owner and was previously elected to the Monroe County Legislature as well as the New York State Assembly, where he served as Majority Leader. In Congress, Representative Morelle has worked to expand health care access, grow the American economy, and protect communities by helping pass legislation to ban assault weapons and strengthen gun background checks.
Rep. Joe Neguse represents Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District. He is the first African American member of Congress in Colorado history and serves on the House Judiciary Committee, the House Natural Resources Committee, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, and as Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. Prior to his service in the House, Neguse served as the Executive Director of Colorado's consumer protection agency.