All of the success Democrats are having in special House races this year is causing some crowding on committees.
Rep. Dan Boren, D-Muskogee, is having to make way for one of the three new Democrats, giving up his seat on the Financial Services Committee, which has been the lead panel on the housing foreclosure crisis. Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, also serves on the committee.
Boren got a waiver to serve as a temporary member on the committee in this Congress. He already serves on the Armed Services Committee and the Natural Resources Committee, and that’s the limit for most members.
“Rather than losing my seniority on the Armed Services and Natural Resources Committees, I have chosen to step aside during the remainder of this Congress,” Boren said “I fully expect there will be more openings after the November elections and at that time I will seek to return to the Financial Services Committee.”
BTW: I did a video interview with Lucas here in the DC office this week about what Congress should about the foreclosure crisis. It should be posted on the web site in the next few days. My interview with Lucas about the farm bill is already up on the site.