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Ayanna Pressley appointed to Financial Services Committee

Representative Ayanna Pressley spoke to the media after her Community Swearing-in at Roxbury Community College on Jan. 12.
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Representative Ayanna Pressley spoke to the media after her Community Swearing-in at Roxbury Community College on Jan. 12.

Representative Ayanna Pressley received her first Congressional committee appointment Tuesday, according to a tweet from the Massachusetts Democrat.

Pressley announced her appointment to the Financial Services Committee, which oversees all components of the nation’s housing and financial services sectors.

“To anyone that has ever come home to an eviction notice, felt overwhelmed by student debt or worked the 2nd & 3rd shift...I thought of you,” Pressley said after learning of her appointment to the committee Tuesday night.

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Former Seventh Congressional District Representative Michael Capuano, who Pressley beat in her historic win in September, had previously held a seat on the Financial Services Committee.

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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the rookie Democrat who has bonded quickly with Pressley, will also serve on the committee, according to a tweet from the New York Democrat.

Abbi Matheson can be reached at abbi.matheson@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AbbiMatheson