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Levin is acting Ways and Means chair

By Doug Thompson
March 4, 2010

Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.)

Rep. Fortney “Pete” Stark held the acting chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee for just one day before Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi replaced him with Michigan Democrat Rep. Sander Levin.

Levin will hold the seat until the ethics matters surrounding New York Congressman Charles Rangel are resolved and he either returns to the seat or is forced to step down permanently.

Stark assumed the chairmanship on a temporary basis under House rules but Pelosi told a meeting of all House Democrats Thursday that Levin was her choice and the party caucus put him into the chair. Stark returns to his position as chairman of the health subcommittee.

“I think you know my close relationship with Charlie,” Levin said of Rangel. “At this point, I’m acting chairman.”

Some House Democrats, however, doubt the scandal-scarred Rangel will ever be able to return to the chairman’s post.

The 78-year-old Levin represents the auto industry area near Detroit and was first elected to Congress in 1982. His younger brother, Carl Levin, is a Senator and chairs the Armed Services Committee.

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8 Responses to Levin is acting Ways and Means chair

  1. woody188

    March 4, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Hard choice between the anti-war anti-bail-out Stark and the globalist Levin. That is probably the most worried I’ve seen the globalists in a while. Didn’t even let Stark have but one day. We are FUBAR.

  2. Klaus Hergeschimmer

    March 4, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Stark is from my neck of the woods, He’s an also a Godless Atheist (Gasp!). Typical of Fancy Pants Pelosi to pull this kind of stunt getting a Buddy of Charles to shunt Stark out.

    • woody188

      March 5, 2010 at 12:26 am

      They actually just linked Atheism to people that have higher IQ’s.

  3. b mcclellan

    March 5, 2010 at 1:32 am

    That’s why I flunked dog !

    Beware bones.

  4. Carl Nemo

    March 5, 2010 at 2:19 am

    “The 78-year-old Levin represents the auto industry area near Detroit and was first elected to Congress in 1982. His younger brother, Carl Levin, is a Senator and chairs the Armed Services Committee.” …extract from article

    What a hoot! I’m not impressed with either of these guys. Yep, they’ve really helped our auto industry over the years…no?! I’ve witnessed his flimflam mouthed younger brother Carl, b.s. the electorate for years with his half-frame reading glasses perched on his hooked nose spewing “feelgood rhetoric” to his supporters and the American people all the while screwing us all behind the scenes; ie, a globalist to the core.

    As I’ve written before, we are witnessing the short-term rise and fall of the “Empire of the Rising Scum” once the United States of America. : |

    Carl Nemo **==

  5. Jim C

    March 5, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    The real problem is that Stark is a liberal , can’t have a liberal in charge of anything important , the corporate paymasters don’t like that idea . He also doesn’t play nice with the republicans , can’t have that either . Levin is a centrist ( conservative ) democrat , he won’t ruffle any of the big money boys feathers . But you know when the republicans get back in power they’ll be sure not to put anyone too conservative in charge of important committees , ha ha ha ha . This whole damned bunch of so called democrats we now have make me want to puke .

  6. DDearborn

    March 7, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Hmmm
    It would seem that the real problem is that levin like so many others in “leadership” positions in our government owe their allegence to
    Israel.

  7. WayneKDolik

    March 7, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Pete Stark wasn’t Pro-Israeli enuff. Oyvey!