Friday, January 4, 2013
This is terrific news!
From the office of Congressman Luis Gutierrez:
Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) announced that he was taking a leave of absence from the House Financial Services Committee (FSC) to serve on the Judiciary Committee as immigration reform takes center stage. The Democratic Caucus announced the changes today after a Caucus meeting. Rep. Gutierrez, first elected in 1992 and serving in his eleventh term, is the third ranking Democrat on FSC. He will be at least the 13th ranking Democrat on Judiciary. Nonetheless, Rep. Gutierrez requested the change and Democratic Leaders and his House Democratic colleagues approved the switch. Rep. Gutierrez has previously served on the Judiciary Committee (2007-2010). Rep. Gutierrez, a national leader on the immigration issue and the co-sponsor of historic bipartisan legislation in the past with the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Rep. (now Senator) Jeff Flake (R-AZ), serves as the Chair of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Read more...