December 5, 2016
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Black Caucus Applauds Committee Appointment

 WASHINGTON  – Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi supporting Rep. Edolphus Towns to be the Ranking Democratic Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The letter read as follows:


The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
Speaker
H-232 U.S. Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Speaker Pelosi:

We are writing to express support for our colleague Rep. Edolphus Towns to be the Ranking Democratic Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Ed Towns has used his 28 years of experience in the Congress to build a record of achievement on issues important to all Americans, and especially communities of color. He is the most senior Democrat on the committee and his distinguished service as Chairman during the 111th Congress makes his continuing leadership of the Democrats of the Committee imperative.

Ed Towns has always enjoyed excellent working relationships with members from all parts of our caucus, and indeed with members from across the aisle. He is someone who gets things done, and we need Ed Towns’ leadership on issues of oversight and government accountability in the next Congress. At the same time, he has never been afraid to defend Democratic priorities against partisan political attacks, and his strong leadership will be critical in the coming Congress.

We ask that you join us in supporting Ed Towns as the Ranking Democratic Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in the 112th Congress.


Sincerely,

Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Chairwoman


STORY TAGS: BLACK, AFRICAN AMERICAN, MINORITY, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, NAACP, URBAN LEAGUE, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY

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