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 HillSanders endorses Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur for Katie Hill's former House seat Pelosi endorses Christy Smith in bid to replace Katie Hill Katie Hill pens op-ed about Congress resignation, toxic marriage, mental health and resilience MORE (D-Calif.) and the death of the late Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsCongressional investigation finds Coast Guard leadership fell short on handling bullying Trump request for Ukrainian 'favor' tops notable quote list Impeachment can't wait 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 PelosiVulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Photographer leaves Judiciary hearing after being accused of taking photos of member notes Overnight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — House passes sweeping Pelosi bill to lower drug prices | Senate confirms Trump FDA pick | Trump officials approve Medicaid work requirements in South Carolina 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 Bosher MaloneyCongressional investigation finds Coast Guard leadership fell short on handling bullying Republicans push back on expanding paid family leave beyond federal workers Top Republican requests House hearing with DOJ inspector general MORE (N.Y.), Stephen LynchStephen Francis LynchMaloney wins House Oversight gavel Maloney wins vote for Oversight chairwoman Brindisi, Lamb recommended for Armed Services, Transportation Committees MORE (Mass.), Gerry ConnollyGerald (Gerry) Edward ConnollyTrump abandons plan to dissolve Office of Personnel Management: report Democrats debate scope of impeachment charges House Democrats rebuke State Department for 'reversal' on Israeli settlements MORE (Va.) and Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierPelosi faces tough choices on impeachment managers Speier to call on IG investigation into Navy chief's firing Nunes faces potential ethics review over alleged meeting with Ukrainian official 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 RaskinDemocrats gear up for high-stakes Judiciary hearing Lawmakers to watch during Wednesday's impeachment hearing Pelosi faces tough choices on impeachment managers 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 EscobarThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by UANI — Sparks fly as House Judiciary debates impeachment articles Live coverage: House panel debates articles of impeachment Five questions looming over impeachment MORE (Texas), Mikie SherrillRebecca (Mikie) Michelle SherrillHillicon Valley: Amazon to challenge Pentagon cloud contract in court | State antitrust investigation into Google expands | Intel agencies no longer collecting location data without warrant Bipartisan bill to secure election tech advances to House floor Our commitment to veterans can help us lead for all Americans MORE (N.J.) and Lauren UnderwoodLauren UnderwoodRep. Veronica Escobar elected to represent freshman class in House leadership Brindisi, Lamb recommended for Armed Services, Transportation Committees Club for Growth extends advertising against House Dems over impeachment MORE (Ill.) all running for the role.