Has Mike Coffman been denied spot on House Intelligence Committee?
Has U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (CO R CD-6) been passed over for a seat on the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which he has been seeking since the Nov. 2 elections? It looks like more senior and prominent members got the job instead of Coffman, who's completing his first term in the House.
On Friday, the incoming Speaker of the House, John Boehner, appointed three new members of the committee for the 112th Congress, which opens Jan. 5. They have announced their appointments in press releases. Coffman hasn't announced his appointment, which indicates he didn't make the committee. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN), Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Tom Rooney (R-FL) yesterday announced their appointments to the prestigious committee. Because Congressional offices are closed on weekends, I won't be able to get a comment from Coffman until next week. Coffman serves on the House Armed Services, Natural Resources and Small Business committees in the 111th Congress.
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