Skip to comments.Midterm Elections 2010, House Armed Services Shakeup
Posted on 11/06/2010 11:53:27 AM PDT by brucek43
The Republican victories in Tuesdays midterm election removed 10 Democrats from the House Armed Services Committee (HASC). Texas Democrat Rep. Solomon Ortiz, current HASC readiness panel chairman most likely will be the eleventh. The most noticeable Democrat departures are current HASC chairman Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO.), (after 33 years in office) and Rep. John Spratt (D-S.C.), also lost his seat after 28 years.
The leading candidate for HASC chairmanship, Rep. Howard Buck McKeon (R-CA.) announced his priorities for the 112th Congress as: support [for] military personnel and their families; and investing in the necessary capabilities and force structure, while mandating fiscal responsibility, accountability, and transparency from the Pentagon.
In a statement to CNN McKeon said, ..the top priority for Republicans on the committee will be to provide resources and support for U.S. troops in Iraq,...
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Ike Skelton losing was a big surprise! He was in Congress forever.
Wait, I can't breathe. There. Better now.
Now he'll be OUT of Congress forever.
Congressional Democrats got served some HOT HOT Tea!