After her historic election victory in November, Congresswoman-elect Cori Bush was nominated to serve on the House Judiciary Committee.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the announcement on Friday (December 28). Rep.-elect Cori Bush, the first Black woman to represent Missouri in Congress, has been nominated for appointment to the House Judiciary Committee.

Bush says she’ll use her assignment to “affirm the dignity and humanity of Black and brown communities.” — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 20, 2020

Bush, a 44-year-old single mother of two, defeated Republican Anthony Rogers and Libertarian Alex Furman to win Missouri’s 1st Congressional District to become the first Black woman to represent the state in Congress.

She stepped into the national spotlight after the 2014 police killing of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man fatally shot in Ferguson, Missouri. It prompted Bush to become a progressive activist during the protests that erupted. Her nomination to the committed now goes to the Democratic Caucus for approval.