Washington (CNN)Indiana Rep. Andre Carson will be the first Muslim to serve on the House intelligence committee. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi announced she would name Carson to panel at weekly caucus meeting on Tuesday, according to two senior House Democratic leadership aides.
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Carson would be "formally announced" soon as part of the roster Democrats on the intelligence panel, according to these aides.
Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison was the first Muslim member elected to Congress in 2006. Carson became the second Muslim to serve in the House when was elected in a special election in 2008 to replace his grandmother, Rep. Julia Carson, after she died in 2007.
Last week Pelosi tapped fellow California lawmaker, Rep. Adam Schiff, to serve as the Ranking Democrat on the intelligence committee, but the rest of the membership has not been named yet.
Carson's office declined to comment on the new position Tuesday.