Several women have been reelected or newly elected to positions of leadership within the 111th Congress. On the House side, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was reelected to a second term as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) will serve as vice-chair of the Republican Conference.
On the Senate side, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) will serve as chief deputy whip; Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) will serve as conference secretary. The chair of Steering and Outreach will be held by Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI).
Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Mary Fallin (R-OK) will co-chair the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues. Reps. Gwen Moore (D-WI) and Kay Granger (R-TX) will serve as vice-chairs.
The Congressional Black Caucus will be chaired by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Del. Donna Christensen (D-VI) will serve as the second vice-chair, and Rep. Yvette Clark (D-NY) will serve as caucus whip.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus will be chaired by Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), and Rep. Hilda Solis (D-CA) was elected as the second vice-chair.
Del. Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU) will serve as secretary of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.