Historically Diverse 116th Congress Convenes Today

On January 3rd at noon at Washington, D.C., the sworn in 116th Congress has officially convened. This historical congress has a Democratic majority, the first time in eight years, and comprises a record number of women and minorities. Nancy Pelosi, who was re-elected as House Speaker  and remains the first woman to serve in the position, remarked that this Congress “will be transparent, bipartisan and unifying.”

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New House D&I Office and Subcommittee Will Address Workforce and Financial Services Industry

The 116th Congress has released new rules and select committees for the new year. Of these changes include the establishment of a new Office of Diversity and Inclusion that will report on its workforce and produce a diversity plan. House Democrats are also pushing for more diversity among the corporate executives and board members, an initiative led by California Democrat Maxine Waters, Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, who is determined to use her influence to increase the number of women and minorities in the top positions in the nation’s corporate sphere.

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