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Some Key Congressional Leadership Picks

December 08, 2008 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), who has become a leader on immigration in the Senate (especially on matters related to family immigration) has been named to Chair the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.  He replaces New York Senator Charles Schumer in that post.


Representative Xavier Becerra, who has in the past served as the highest-ranking Democrat on the House Immigration Subcommittee, has been elected to serve as Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus.


Representative Nydia Velasquez (D-NY) will chair the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.




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