Towns names subcommittee leaders

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform named new leaders of two subcommittees, Reps. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.)  and Diane Watson (D-Calif.).

Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.,) and ranking member Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), announced those appointments those of and ranking Republican members in news releases Feb. 4.

Lynch replaces Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) as chairman of the Federal Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia Subcommittee, according to a news release. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) serves as ranking member.

Watson takes over as chairwoman of the Government Management, Organization and Procurement Subcommittee, and the new ranking member is Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.).

Democrats who chair subcommittees and ranking Republicans and those subcommittees are: Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), Domestic Policy, with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) as ranking member; Rep. William Clay (D-Mo.), Information Policy, Census and National Archives, with Rep Patrick McHenry  (R-N.C.), as ranking member; and Rep. John Tierney (D-Mass.), National Security and Foreign Affairs, with Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) as ranking member.

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Alice Lipowicz is a staff writer covering government 2.0, homeland security and other IT policies for Federal Computer Week.

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