2 new Massachusetts members of Congress get committee posts

January 23, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — The two newest Democratic members of Congress from Massachusetts have received their first committee assignments.

Rep. Lori Trahan, who represents the 3rd Congressional district, was named Tuesday to the House Committee on Education and Labor. She is the only Massachusetts representative serving on the committee.

Trahan said the post will help her push “policies that matter to hardworking families.”

Last week, Trahan was named to the House Armed Services Committee. Subcommittee assignments for both committees are expected to be announced later this week.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, who represents the state’s 7th Congressional district, was appointed to serve on the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform.

Pressley said Wednesday the assignments will help her continue “advocating for those left out and left behind.”

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