Thursday, January 16, 2020

Val Demings and Hakeem Jeffries selected as House impeachment managers

Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi selected a very diverse group of House impeachment managers which includes two African Americans.

The two are Rep. Val Demings (D-FL 10th District) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY 8th District).

Demings is a retired law enforcement officer with 27 years on the force who served as Chief of the Orlando Police Department.

She sits on the following House committees:

Committee on Homeland Security

Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security

Committee on the Judiciary

Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations (Vice Chair)

Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Subcommittee on Defense Intelligence and Warfighter Support

Subcommittee on Intelligence Modernization and Readines

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries served as a clerk for Judge Harold Baer, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He then worked in the litigation department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison before becoming an assistant litigator for Viacom and CBS. During Jeffries' time at Paul, Weiss he also served as director of intergovernmental affairs for the New York State Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors and as the president of Black Attorneys for Progress.

He is currently the Democratic Caucus Chair which is the fourth position in House leadership and heads organization of all Democratic Party members in the House.

Jeffries sits on the following Committees:

State House Committee on Banks

State House Committee on Codes

State House Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions

State House Committee on Correction

State House Committee on Housing

State House Committee on Judiciary

State House Subcommittee on Banking in Underserved Communities

State House Subcommittee on Mitchell-Lama

State House Subcommittee on Transitional Services

State House Subcommittee on Trust and Estates

Besides Demings and Jeffries the managers are:

Rep. Jerrold Nadler

Rep. Adam Schiff

Rep. Zoe Lofgren

Rep. Jason Crow

Sylvia Garcia

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