Levin to Succeed Rangel as Ways and Means Chairman

Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) will take the chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee and Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) will step aside, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told the Democratic Caucus on Thursday morning, sources in attendance said.

Stark, the No. 2 Democrat on the panel, has been serving as acting chairman since Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) surrendered the gavel Wednesday. Pelosi explained the switch to Democrats on Thursday by saying Stark preferred to keep the reins of the panel’s Subcommittee on Health. But it became clear after hours of meetings by Democrats on the panel Wednesday that Stark — who has a history of off-color remarks and ethics issues of his own — lacked support for moving into the chairmanship

Read more: Roll Call


March 4, 2010 - Posted by | 398 | , , ,

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  1. So Pete Stark has issues of his own yet he’s still on the Subcommittee on Health? Can we count on the Ethics Committee to continue doing their job and get Stark out on his rear as well?

    Comment by MTR | March 4, 2010 | Reply

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