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Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader-elect Chuck Schumer today announced the Senate Democratic Leadership for the 116th Congress following Senate Democratic leadership elections.

“I am excited and humbled to be chosen by my colleagues to continue leading Senate Democrats,” said Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). “I will continue to spend every moment working on how we as Democrats can improve life for the middle class and those trying to get there. We have a unique opportunity in the new Congress to reach more bipartisan agreements to get things done for families across the country, and we will be ready to work with the president and our Republican colleagues on issues where we agree. However, we will not shy away from standing up to President Trump and Congressional Republicans with everything we’ve got when the values we as Americans hold dear are threatened.”

The Senate Democratic Leadership for the 116th Congress:

Senate Democratic Leader and Chair of the Conference: Senator Charles Schumer

Democratic Whip: Senator Dick Durbin

Assistant Democratic Leader: Senator Patty Murray

Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee: Senator Debbie Stabenow

Vice Chair of the Conference: Senator Elizabeth Warren

Vice Chair of the Conference: Senator Mark Warner

Chair of Steering Committee: Senator Amy Klobuchar

Chair of Outreach: Senator Bernie Sanders

Vice Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee: Senator Joe Manchin

Senate Democratic Conference Secretary: Senator Tammy Baldwin

“Voters across the country sent a loud and clear message that they are done with full Republican control of government and are ready for a change,” said Assistant Democratic Leader Patty Murray (D-WA). “I am proud of the work we’ve done to fight back against Republican attempts to repeal health care reform and to lay out a positive agenda for patients, students, workers, women, seniors, and the middle class. And now I look forward to getting to work with Leader Schumer and the rest of our strong leadership team, our Senate caucus and the new House Democratic majority, which includes so many amazing new faces—and any Republicans willing to work with us to fight back against President Trump’s disastrous agenda and make progress for the families we represent.”