Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Newest Member of House GOP Whip Team

January 14, 2010
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Pete Olson today announced that he will join the House Republican Whip Team for the 111th Congress.  Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) appointed Olson to serve as Assistant Whip this week.

Republican Whip Eric Cantor said, “I am pleased to appoint Congressman Pete Olson to the position of Assistant Whip on the House Republican Whip Team.  In just his first year in Congress, Pete has demonstrated himself to be a valuable voice in our Conference.  The Whip Team plays an important role in directing the Republican Conference and as we begin the second session of the 111th Congress, I plan to draw extensively on Pete’s bright new leadership."

“It is an honor to be part of a team that is working to empower Americans with a strong economy based on common sense reforms that ensure a limited, yet effective, government,” said Olson. “Under the leadership of John Boehner and Eric Cantor, Republicans are bringing the principles of limited government and fiscal discipline back to Washington. I look forward to being a part of this effort.”

The House Republican Whip Team, led by Congressman Cantor manages the party's legislative program on the House floor. The team works to achieve a unified Republican caucus that advocates for fiscal discipline and limited government on behalf of the American people.

###

Contact: Melissa Kelly
202-225-5951