Key Posts for Black Congress Members
The Congressional Black Caucus is representing. Five members could take leadership roles in key House committees when Democrats take control of Congress. They are:
John Conyers Jr. (Mich.) of Judiciary, Alcee L. Hastings (Fla.) of intelligence, Juanita Millender-McDonald (Calif.) of House Administration, Reps. Charles B. Rangel (N.Y.) of Ways and Means, and Bennie Thompson (Miss.) of Homeland Security. Additionally Rep. James E. Clyburn (S.C.), is in line to be named majority whip, which would make him the third-ranking Democrat in the House.