Congressman Larry Kissell will serve as the regional whip for the 112th Congress, after his election by Democratic members of the House from Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Kissell is one of 24 regional whips elected in the past two weeks to serve in the new session.
A whip is the official charged with making sure elected officials are present to vote on issues, while also shaping the party’s policy. Kissell will be responsible for managing the representatives from those five states.
“It’s important to me that my district has the best representation they can, and I’m honored to be able to bring a moderate approach to a leadership position within the caucus,” Kissell said. “As the 112th Congress begins, it’s important that we work together to do all we can to improve the lives of American families. I look forward to this position and will continue to work to make sure that the people of my district are heard loud and clear in Washington.”