Padilla Announces Committee Assignments
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) today announced his committee assignments for the 117th Congress. Senator Padilla will serve on the U.S. Senate Committees on Budget; Rules and Administration; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC); Environment and Public Works (EPW); and Judiciary.
“I’m honored to represent California on these five committees that will each provide a unique platform to address many of the critical issues facing our state. From tackling climate change and strengthening election security to implementing comprehensive immigration reform, and prioritizing vacancies in California courts and diversifying our judicial bench, these committee assignments will allow me to fight for the issues that are front and center in California. And I remain committed to securing needed Covid-19 relief and focusing our economic recovery in a way that builds our communities back stronger and more equitably than before. I’m eager to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get things done for the people of California and the nation.”Senator Alex Padilla
Padilla served as California’s first Latino Secretary of State and served as a State Senator and a member and president of the Los Angeles City Council. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
The Senate Democratic Steering Committee announced Democratic Committee memberships for the 117th Congress, which are subject to ratification by the caucus and the Senate. More information about the committees can be found below:
- U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget
- U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
- U.S. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
- U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration