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Rep. Scott Peters Named Senior Whip

Selection recognizes Peters’ ability to build consensus, advocate for job-growth

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) was selected by Congressman Steny Hoyer, the House Democratic Whip, to serve as a Senior Whip for the 114th Congress.

“I am honored Whip Hoyer asked me to serve as a Senior Whip; this new role will increase my ability to advocate for San Diego’s priorities and showcase our region as being at the forefront of innovation and growth,” Rep. Peters said. “I will continue to fight for forward-looking policies that create high-quality jobs for all seeking the American dream, such as owning a home, educating their children, and saving for retirement.”

Senior Whips meet once a week, when Congress is in session, with Whip Hoyer for strategic discussions on the key issues facing our nation. Senior Whips are responsible for working with fellow Members to develop strategy and consensus about upcoming legislation that will be considered in the House.

“I’m pleased to announce that Rep. Peters will serve as a Senior Whip in the 114th Congress,” stated Whip Hoyer. “Since coming to Congress, Rep. Peters has served as a tireless advocate for job creation and economic growth and has garnered respect from his colleagues for his commitment to consensus-building. He is a strong addition to the Whip team, and I look forward to working with him to advance our priorities of job creation and strengthening the middle class.”