DeLauro, Andrews to head Dem Steering and Policy panel in 113th

In August, the House Ethics Committee extended its probe into Andrews, but has been silent on the matter since then.

Despite the flap, Pelosi applauded the selection of the new committee leaders, saying they "reflect the diversity, energy, bold ideas, and creative thinking of all House Democrats."

“With Congresswoman DeLauro and Congressman Andrews at the helm, this committee will play a central role in addressing the challenges facing our families, small businesses, and communities nationwide,” Pelosi said Tuesday in a statement.

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) will remain a vice chairman of the Steering Committee in the next Congress, while Pelosi chose Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) to replace Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) in the other vice chairman spot.