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Congressman Emanuel Cleaver

Representing the 5th District of MISSOURI

Congressman Cleaver Elected As Ranking Member on Housing & Insurance Subcommittee

Jan 31, 2017
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II released the following statement today on his election as the Ranking Democratic Member of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance of the House Committee on Financial Services:

“Today, my colleagues selected me to serve again as the Ranking Member of the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee of the House Committee on Financial Services. I am proud of the work undertaken by this subcommittee last Congress and look forward to continuing to promote and advocate for housing and insurance policy. Having grown up in public housing, I know firsthand the importance of ensuring that families across the country have access to safe and affordable homes. This is as important today as it was in the wake of the 2008 financial crash, and I am committed to working to preserve and to create affordable housing opportunities for all.

No one in our great nation – not our veterans, not our elderly, not our children – should be without a home. The Housing and Insurance Subcommittee has an important role to play this Congress. It is essential that we immediately begin the work to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program that is set to expire this year, as well as continue to strengthen our housing market. Make no mistake, I am also uniquely aware of the challenges faced by rural communities and remain committed to expanding rural housing and development.”

Emanuel Cleaver, II is the U.S. Representative for Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District, which includes Kansas City, Independence, Lee's Summit, Raytown, Grandview, Sugar Creek, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, North Kansas City, Gladstone, Claycomo, and all of Ray, Lafayette, and Saline Counties. He is a member of the exclusive House Financial Services Committee, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, and also a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. A high-resolution photo of Congressman Cleaver is available here. For more information, please contact Heather Frierson at 816-842-4545 or