NEW YORK (TIP): U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) has been selected to serve as an Assistant Whip in the House of Representatives.
Meng was appointed to the position by House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the second highest ranking Democrat in the House.
In his capacity as Democratic Whip, Hoyer works to build unity among House Democrats. He keeps track of how all Democrats in the House will vote on pending legislation, and builds support among House Democrats for particular positions on those bills.
Meng will assist Hoyer by advising House Democrats on upcoming legislation. She will also advise Democratic leadership on the prevailing sentiments of the rank-and-file Democratic members.
“I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Rep. Grace Meng to serve as an Assistant Whip in the 114th Congress,” said Hoyer. “In her first term, Rep. Meng has served as a tireless advocate for job creation and middle-class families and has proven to be a leading voice on issues facing small businesses. I am confident that she will be a strong addition to the Whip Team, and I look forward to working with her in this new role.”
“I am honored to be chosen by Whip Hoyer to serve as a member of the Democratic Whip Team,” said Meng. “I look forward to working with him to pass important legislation that will improve the lives of all middle class Americans.”
Meng, who was sworn in to her first term in Congress just two years ago, began her second term this past January.