Presently serving in her 7th term, Congresswoman Sewell sits on the exclusive House Ways and Means Committee and brings to the committee her more than 15 years of experience as a securities and public finance attorney. Currently, she sits on three subcommittees: the Subcommittee on Health; the Subcommittee on Trade; and the Subcommittee on Work and Welfare.
In the 118th Congress, Congresswoman Sewell was appointed to the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on Administration where she serves as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Elections.
Congresswoman Sewell previously sat on the distinguished House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence charged with the oversight of our national security. There, she served as Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Defense Intelligence and Warfighter Support, charged with the oversight of collection and timely dissemination of Department of Defense intelligence with respect to support of all military operations.
In her short time in Congress, Sewell has held several leadership positions, including Freshman Class President in the 112th Congress. In the 116th Congress, she was selected by the Democratic Whip, James Clyburn, to serve as a Chief Deputy Whip, and currently sits on the prestigious Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, which sets the policy direction of the Democratic Caucus. Congresswoman Sewell is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus where she is Co-Chair of the Voting Rights Task Force. She is a Co-Chair of the New Democrat Coalition’s Health Care Task Force; Co-Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus; Vice Chair of the Congressional HBCU Caucus; and Co-Chair of the Rural Caucus.
In 2022, Congresswoman Sewell was elected Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors where she proudly oversees the foundation’s acclaimed internship, fellowship, and scholarship program as well as its Annual Legislative Conference (ALC).