WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries announced the creation of the Regional Leadership Council, composed of twelve Members, one from each of the twelve regions of the Democratic Caucus, and chaired by former Democratic Majority Leader, Congressman Steny Hoyer. 

The Regional Leadership Council will work in coordination with the Biden administration to implement the Democratic Caucus’ historic legislation from the 117th Congress, including the Inflation Reduction Act, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the CHIPS and Science Act.

“Last year’s Democratic House majority passed several key pieces of legislation that will transform our nation in 2023 and beyond,” Rep. Dean said. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to represent our region as we deliver these investments to our communities — from infrastructure to climate action to American manufacturing and more. I look forward to working with my colleagues on these historic efforts.”

“The Regional Leadership Council will guide our partnership with the Biden administration as we implement historic legislation signed into law during the previous Congress. During the next two years, it is critical that the promise of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Safer Communities Act, CHIPS and Science Act, Inflation Reduction Act and other initiatives are brought to life in every corner throughout America. The Regional Leadership Council will focus like a laser beam on executing President Biden’s vision of investing in America. I thank Leader Hoyer and our twelve distinguished colleagues for undertaking the responsibility of helping to make sure that successful implementation occurs, public awareness of our legislative accomplishments increases and meaningful change is realized in all 212 congressional districts represented by House Democrats,” Leader Jeffries said.

"Democrats are bound by our shared purpose to ensure that American workers have the tools they need to compete and succeed in the twenty-first century economy. We worked to advance that mission last Congress, passing landmark legislation to help our nation weather an unprecedented global pandemic and to rebuild our economy stronger and more resilient than ever before. From the American Rescue Plan and the Inflation Reduction Act to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the CHIPS and Science Act, House Democrats took action to create jobs and bring down costs for hard-working Americans while revitalizing the infrastructure and manufacturing that serves as our economy's foundation. We also secured the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act and other legislation that will help ensure that all Americans can live in safety and security. This Regional Leadership Council is a powerful new tool that will allow us to build off that progress and to continue honoring our commitment to American workers and their families. It will foster greater cooperation between the Biden-Harris Administration and House Democrats as we convey our crucial agenda, implement this landmark legislation and show the public how Democrats continue to deliver results For the People. I thank Leader Jeffries for having the vision and insight to establish this council, and I am honored that he asked me to serve as its Chair. I look forward to working with him, House Democrats, and the Biden-Harris Administration to demonstrate what Democrats can continue to deliver by putting People Over Politics,” Rep. Hoyer said.

Members appointed to the Regional Leadership Council are:

  • Chair: Rep. Steny Hoyer (MD-05)

  • Region 1: Rep. Tony Cárdenas (CA-29)

  • Region 2: Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02)

  • Region 3: Rep. Angie Craig (MN-02)

  • Region 4: Rep. Robin Kelly (IL-02)

  • Region 5: Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06)

  • Region 6: Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07)

  • Region 7: Rep. Troy Carter (LA-02)

  • Region 8: Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09)

  • Region 9: Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-At-Large)

  • Region 10: Rep. Madeleine Dean (PA-04)

  • Region 11: Rep. Grace Meng (NY-06)

  •  Region 12: Rep. Lori Trahan (MA-03)

Rep. Madeleine Dean is a mother, grandmother, attorney, professor, former four-term member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and U.S. Representative for the Fourth District of Pennsylvania.