Rep. Castor gets Weiner's Energy and Commerce seat

House Democrats officially tapped Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) to take former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-N.Y.) seat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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“[C]astor will add a strong, committed voice to advancing our core goals, as a party and as a nation: promoting commerce, preserving public health, pursuing a clean energy future, and investing in technologies that will drive our economic growth,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday.

Castor served on the panel in the last Congress, but lost her seat when Republicans took over the House. She is the most senior of the seven Democrats who lost their seats after the 2010 midterm elections.

Weiner resigned from Congress last week.