Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Poe Taps Olson to Continue As Co-Chair Of Victims' Rights Caucus

December 6, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today announced that Rep. Ted Poe has selected him to serve as co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus. Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA) is the bipartisan Co-Chair of the Caucus. Olson will begin his tenure as Co-Chair at the start of the 116th Congress.

“I was honored that my friend Rep. Ted Poe asked me to carry on his work as co-chair of the Victims’ Rights Caucus,” Rep. Pete Olson said. “While I have some big shoes to fill, I promise to continue Ted’s tireless work, supporting victims of crime and cracking down on criminals across our country. I look forward to working with my co-chair Rep. Jim Costa as we fight for the rights of those who have been victims of senseless crime.”

Rep. Ted Poe said in a recent op-ed about Olson stepping in as Co-Chair, “Since deciding to retire at the end of my current term, I have put a lot of thought into who should replace me as co-chair of the VRC. Recently, I reached out to my good friend and fellow Texan Pete Olson to offer him the position. He enthusiastically accepted. Representative Olson is a hard-working, caring and dedicated public servant, and I know he will work tirelessly to further the successes of the VRC. I wish him and Representative Costa the best in their continued fight on behalf of crime victims. I have no doubt that Caucus will achieve many great things in the months and years to come.”

The Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus is the bipartisan voice in Congress for victims of crime. The caucus represents the interests of victims of crime, generates awareness about violent and sexual crime in our country and works to increase resources available to law enforcement to combat the problem.


Media Contact: Cate Cullen