01.06.15

Capito Tapped for Senate Republican Whip Team

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) has tapped U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) as a member of the Senate Republican Whip Team for the 114th Congress.

“Republicans have been given a tremendous opportunity by the American people, and I’m grateful to have a strong team of friends and colleagues working with me as Republicans get the Senate back to work and address the top priorities of the American people,” said Cornyn.

“I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to join the Senate Republican Whip Team for the 114th Congress. I look forward to working with my colleagues toward a more productive Senate that is focused on growing jobs and opportunity for American families,” said Capito.

In addition to serving as a member of the Senate Republican Whip Team, Sen. Capito was also appointed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as a counsel to the Majority Leader for the 114th Congress. She will be the only freshman Senator serving as both a counsel to the Majority Leader and a member of the Whip Team.

Members of the Senate Republican Whip Team for the 114th Congress include:

  • Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID), Chief Deputy Whip
  • Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)
  • Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)
  • Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN)
  • Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE)
  • Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO)
  • Sen. James Lankford (R-OK)
  • Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
  • Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)
  • Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)


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