Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday was named Senate Democratic leader as both parties met to decide their leadership teams for the next Congress.
Schumer was reelected as minority leader by acclamation in the closed-door meeting, according to a source.
Schumer, in a statement, said he was “excited and humbled” to remain in the top Democratic spot.
“We have a unique opportunity in the new Congress to reach more bipartisan agreements to get things done for families across the country, and we will be ready to work with the president and our Republican colleagues on issues where we agree,” he said.
“However, we will not shy away from standing up to President Trump and Congressional Republicans with everything we’ve got when the values we as Americans hold dear are threatened,” he added.
Schumer, who has served in the post since 2017, was not expected to face competition for the caucus’s top spot.