Campaign 2010

Sep 17, 2007

Chairman Van Hollen Names Majority Whip Clyburn and Congresswoman DeLauro Vice-Chairs of the DCCC

DCCC Press

Sep 17, 2007

Chairman Van Hollen Names Majority Whip Clyburn and Congresswoman DeLauro Vice-Chairs of the DCCC

Washington, D.C. - DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen announced today that he has appointed House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Co-Chair of the House Steering and Policy Committee, as Vice-Chairs of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).

Clyburn and DeLauro have been tasked with leading the DCCC's Member Participation Program. The Member Participation Program encourages and coordinates the political activities of Democratic Members at the Committee.

“I am pleased to announce the selection of Whip Clyburn and Congresswoman DeLauro as DCCC Vice-Chairs,” said Chairman Van Hollen. “Their knowledge about our races and deep friendships in the Caucus will make them extremely effective Vice-Chairs.”

Clyburn and DeLauro will focus on the strategic planning and use of Members as surrogates in targeted districts and Members’ participation at the Committee. They will plot political travel and oversee the dues program and member fundraising for the committee and candidates.

“Jim Clyburn and Rosa DeLauro are savvy, strategic Members who have demonstrated great leadership in the Congress on behalf of our nation,” said Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “They have been steadfast in their commitment to taking our nation in a New Direction, and have earned the respect of their constituents and our Caucus. They will be outstanding Vice-Chairs.”