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U.S. Rep. August Pfluger selected for Republican Party leadership team as "assistant whip"

January 25, 2021

SAN ANGELO — U.S. Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) of San Angelo announced Monday he has been selected by Republican Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01) to serve as an Assistant Whip for the 117th Congress, according to a news release.

"The Whip Team is a hand-picked group of leaders who assist Republican leadership in managing the party's legislative program on the House floor," the news release stated.

Pfluger, who was sworn into Congress earlier in January 2021, said he would push for conservative values and planned to fight President Joe Biden's administration on polices that include energy, immigration and the the military.

“Conservatives have our work cut out for us over the next two years with Democrats controlling the House, Senate, and White House," Pfluger stated. "I am honored to help lead my Republican colleagues as we push against these harmful policies and stand up for conservative values in Congress.”

Scalise welcomed the junior congressman from San Angelo taking on the leadership role.