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January 29, 2023

Post Politics Now: GOP using committee spots to reward and punish in the new House – The Washington Post

Post Politics Now: GOP using committee spots to reward and punish in the new House  The Washington PostView Full Coverage on Google News

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Today, a clearer picture is emerging about which Republicans are being rewarded with plum committee spots — and which Democrats might be denied posts in the new GOP-led House.

Four of former president Donald Trump’s staunchest and most controversial allies — Republican Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.), Paul A. Gosar (Ariz.), Scott Perry (Pa.) and Lauren Boebert (Colo.) — appear headed to the House Oversight Committee, which is expected to make investigations of President Biden and his family its leading priority. Republicans are also angling to deny Democratic Reps. Adam B. Schiff (Calif.) and Eric Swalwell (Calif.) seats on the House Intelligence Committee and to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from the Foreign Affairs Committee.

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