In the 117th Congress, Congressman Danny K. Davis will serve as Chairman of the Worker and Family Support Subcommittee on the House Ways and Means Committee and the Trade Subcommittee. The Worker and Family Support Subcommittee (formerly known as the Human Resources Subcommittee) has jurisdiction to issues that relate to the public assistance provisions of the Social Security Act, including temporary assistance for needy families, child care, child and family services, child support, foster care, adoption, supplemental security income, social services, eligibility of welfare recipients for food stamps, and low-income energy assistance.
Further, the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee relates to the Federal-State system of unemployment compensation, and the financing thereof, including the programs for extended and emergency benefits.
Congressman Davis will also serve on the Oversight and Reform Committee on the Subcommittee on Government Operations with jurisdiction over: the federal civil service; whistleblower protections; the U.S. Postal Service; government management and accounting measures & the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, which has oversight jurisdiction over: issues related to civil rights, civil liberties and the equal protection of laws, including voting rights, freedom of religion, speech, press, and assembly
Congressman Davis is a member of several Congressional Caucuses including the Congressional Black Caucus, the Progressive Caucus, the Urban Caucus, the Community Health Center's Caucus, the Children's Caucus, and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Sugar Caucus and Congressional Caucus on Black Men & Boys.