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    LSophia the make-up of the ranking Democrats on the committees? What are those ratios?

    Now that the Dems in the House are a majority of women and minorities, I would hope we'd see some diversity in leadership as well.

    (Of course, our caucus leader does bring a pretty big point to our team, being the first woman to lead a caucus in either chamber.)

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      Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader
      John Conyers, Judiciary
      Louise Slaughter, Rules
      Jim Clyburn, Assistant Minority Leader
      Eddie Bernice Johnson, Science, Space and Technology
      Nydia Velasquez, Small Business
      Bennie Thompson, Homeland Security
      Zoe Lofgren, Ethics
      Elijah Cummings, Oversight and Government Reform
      Silvestre Reyes, Intelligence

      Barney Frank is the Ranking Member for Financial Services, and is the first openly gay man to be elected to Congress.

      So, all in all, I'd say we could be doing better, but we're totally eating the lunch of our friends on the right!

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