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Brindisi, Lamb recommended for Armed Services, Transportation Committees

Brindisi, Lamb recommended for Armed Services, Transportation Committees
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Reps. Anthony Brindisi (D-N.Y.) and Conor Lamb (D-Penn.) were recommended for new committee assignments Tuesday.

The House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee recommended Brindisi for the Armed Services Committee and Lamb for the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The two filled slots left vacant by the resignation of Rep. Katie HillKatherine (Katie) Lauren HillObamas to attend Biden inauguration Trump pardons George Papadopoulos in latest batch of pardons Former Rep. Katie Hill files lawsuit against ex-husband, Daily Mail over nude photos MORE (D-Calif.) and the death of the late Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsHouse Democrats reintroduce bill to reduce lobbyist influence Trump voters and progressives have a lot in common — and Biden can unite them We must act on lowering cost of prescription drugs MORE (D-Md.), respectively. 

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“On behalf of House Democrats, it is an honor to welcome these outstanding Members of Congress to join these two vital committees,” Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden attends first church service as president in DC, stops at local bagel shop More hands needed on the nuclear football Sunday shows preview: All eyes on Biden administration to tackle coronavirus MORE (D-Calif.) said in a statement. “Congressman Anthony Brindisi and Congressman Conor Lamb have demonstrated strong leadership, proven experience and bold vision that will be essential as we continue to honor our responsibility to advance progress for American families.”

“Whether working to ensure our brave men and women in uniform have the resources they need to succeed or advancing innovative, forward-looking solutions to rebuild our infrastructure in a green, modern, job-creating way, these hard-working Members will bring their voices and values to deliver on our promises For The People.”

The prominent committee assignments could help boost Brindisi and Lamb, two freshman congressman who flipped Republican-held seats last year, in what are expected to be tight reelection races in 2020.

The Democratic Steering and Policy Committee still have to recommend two members of Congress for the two vacancies left by Cummings and Hill on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

The race to replace Cummings, who chaired the powerful panel until his death, is anticipated to be competitive, particularly as the House ramps up its impeachment investigation. 

Reps. Carolyn MaloneyCarolyn MaloneyDemocrats urge tech giants to change algorithms that facilitate spread of extremist content Hillicon Valley: Biden names acting chairs to lead FCC, FTC | Facebook to extend Trump ban pending review | Judge denies request for Amazon to immediately restore Parler Judge denies request for Amazon to immediately restore Parler MORE (N.Y.), Stephen LynchStephen Francis LynchCOVID-19 is wild card as Pelosi faces tricky Speaker vote Sunday OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Top general negative for coronavirus, Pentagon chief to get tested after Trump result l Top House lawmakers launch investigation into Pentagon redirecting COVID-19 funds Top House lawmakers launch investigation into Pentagon redirecting COVID-19 funds MORE (Mass.), Gerry ConnollyGerald (Gerry) Edward ConnollyTrump's assault on the federal government isn't over LIVE COVERAGE: House votes to impeach Trump after Capitol insurrection Trump era bows out with scorched-earth drama in divided GOP MORE (Va.) and Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierCalls grow for 9/11-style panel to probe Capitol attack Global Gag Rule is just the tip of the iceberg: Why Repealing the Helms Amendment matters Democrats press to bar lawmakers from carrying guns in the Capitol MORE (Calif.) have all started courting fellow Oversight members and members of the Steering Committee, which eventually will make a recommendation to the full caucus about who should fill the job on a permanent basis. Rep. Jamie RaskinJamin (Jamie) Ben RaskinInauguration parties lose the glitz and glamour in 2021 This week: Tensions running high in Trump's final days Democratic lawmaker says 'assassination party' hunted for Pelosi during riot MORE (Md.) has also been approached about running for the job.

Freshman members of the House Democratic delegation will also have to meet to pick a replacement for Hill as their representative on the leadership team to serve as a liaison between new members and the upper echelons of the caucus.

Reps. Susie LeeSuzanne (Susie) Kelley LeeMORE (Nev.), Veronica EscobarVeronica EscobarHouse Judiciary Democrats ask Pence to invoke 25th Amendment to remove Trump 7 surprise moments from a tumultuous year in politics House Democrats push Biden's Pentagon pick on civilian control of military MORE (Texas), Mikie SherrillRebecca (Mikie) Michelle SherrillCalls grow for 9/11-style panel to probe Capitol attack Do Democrats really want unity? Belfast's Troubles echo in today's Washington MORE (N.J.) and Lauren UnderwoodLauren UnderwoodNew coalition aims to combat growing wave of ransomware attacks Lawmakers call for lowering health care costs to address disparities in pandemic Overnight Health Care: First signs of Thanksgiving wave emerge | FDA says Pfizer vaccine is highly effective, even after first dose | Biden aims for 100 million vaccinations in first hundred days MORE (Ill.) all running for the role.