Boswell gets seat on Armed Services

A brief announcement just came from Congressman Leonard Boswell’s staff.  Boswell, a Democrat from Des Moines, will take a seat on the House Armed Services Committee.  There’s no explanation of why there’s an opening, or whether the committee’s roster was expanded (you may read the news release below).  Iowa will have two members on the panel.  Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-Mt Vernon) is a member of the committee.  UPDATE:  There were a couple of vacant slots on the committee since the beginning of the year that were just filled this week.

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Leonard Boswell announced that he will assume a seat on the House Armed Services Committee after the House Democratic Caucus approved his request to serve on the committee.

“I am honored with the opportunity to serve on the Armed Services Committee where I can use my 20 years in the military to impact legislation that will support our troops and improve the lives of our men and women in uniform,” Boswell said. “As a member of this Committee, I will work to ensure that our service members and their families are looked after here and abroad; healthy and hurt; active and reserve.”

Boswell’s position on the Armed Services Committee is temporary through the end of the 111th Congress. He will keep his seats on the Committee on Agriculture and Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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