March 4, 2010
Sander Levin (D-Mich) to lead House Ways and Means Committee
He will take over for New York's Charles Rangel, who faces an ethics investigation. Californian Pete Stark, who raised concerns among some Democrats, had been in line for the key post.
Reporting from Washington - In an untraditional twist, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) will replace Rep. Charles Rangel as acting chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee rather than Rep. Pete Stark (D-Fremont).
Because of seniority, Stark had been in line to take the job and, as of Wednesday evening, House Democrats indicated that it was his, at least on an interim basis.
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