"I'm proud to announce that Rep.-Elect Demings will serve as an Assistant Whip," said Whip Steny Hoyer. "She comes to Congress with a long and distinguished record in public service on behalf of the people of Orlando and central Florida. I look forward to working with her to ensure that the voices of workers and their families in Florida and across America are heard loudly and clearly in the 115th Congress."
The Assistant Whip team is composed of leaders in the Democratic Caucus who work with the Democratic Whip to build unity among House Democrats. Assistant Whips are responsible for talking to their fellow Democratic members about upcoming legislation that will be considered in the House.