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Washington, D.C. — Assistant Speaker and Incoming Democratic Whip Katherine M. Clark (MA-05) announced the selection of Rep. Terri A. Sewell (AL-07) to serve as a Chief Deputy Whip for the 118th Congress. Rep. Sewell has served as a Chief Deputy Whip since she was appointed in the 113th Congress in 2013.

“It is with great pride that I accept the honor of serving as a Chief Deputy Whip under the leadership of Democratic Whip Katherine Clark for the 118th Congress,” said Rep. Sewell. “I look forward to working alongside House Democrats’ strong and dynamic new leadership team to protect our progress, further strengthen our economy, and advance the needs of America’s working families. I am confident that working together, we can continue to deliver lower prices, safer communities, and more opportunities for communities in Alabama and across our nation. 

“Congresswoman Sewell is a proven leader, and as a member of the Whip team, she will help House Democrats secure opportunity and justice for every American,” said Assistant Speaker and Incoming Democratic Whip Katherine Clark. “Our Chief Deputy Whips represent the incredible diversity of experience and perspectives that embody the House Democratic Caucus. Unified in our mission, we will harness the strength of House Democrats to advance the needs of working families and defeat the Republican extremist agenda.”


As a Chief Deputy Whip, Rep. Sewell will serve on the Democratic Whip’s internal leadership team and work to foster unity as House Democrats advance their legislative agenda. Rep. Sewell also sits on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee which sets the policy direction of the Democratic Caucus.