Boehner Purges House Committees

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Date Originated: December of 2012
Categories: John Boehner, 111th Congress Republicans & Politicians
Speaker Boehner has tried to regain control of his caucus by punishing some House members for not voting in lockstep with the leadership in the last congress. The Republican steering committee removed Reps. David Schweikert and Walter Jones from the Financial Services Committee. They also removed Reps. Justin Amash and Tim Huelskamp from the Budget Committee.
Source: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/03/1166991/-Boehner-purging-conservatives-from-comm...
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