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Rep. Drew Ferguson appointed House chief deputy whip

November 28, 2018

By Jennifer Garvin

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Rep. Ferguson
Washington — House Majority Whip Steve Scalise announced Nov. 27 that he has appointed Rep. Drew Ferguson, R-Ga., to be the Republican chief deputy whip for the 116th Congress when it convenes in January.

Rep. Ferguson, who is a dentist and ADA member, is from West Point, Georgia, and represents the state's 3rd Congressional District. He was first elected to Congress in 2016. The chief deputy whip is the highest appointed position in the House. In succeeding Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., in the role, Rep. Ferguson will work to coordinate the votes and messages of Republican House members.

"Drew has proven himself to be a tireless worker and an invaluable member of my whip team this Congress, helping us secure the votes for major conservative victories like our tax cuts bill," Rep. Scalise said in a statement announcing the appointment. "Drew is respected and well liked and has built relationships across the entire spectrum of our conference."

"I look forward to the challenges, responsibilities and opportunities ahead, and I am excited to help lead the GOP Conference in this new role," Rep. Ferguson said.

Rep. Ferguson currently serves on the House Budget, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Education and Workforce Committee and is the Freshman Policy Representative for the 115th Congress.