King will not chair panel drafting immigration-related bills

Congressman Steve King (R-Kiron, IA) was thought to be in line to be chairman of the House subcommittee which drafts immigration-related leigslation.  The chairmanship goes to a Californian instead.  Politico uses the words “passed over” in its story.  The Huffington Post reports King was snubbed.”  Here’s the story in The Hill.

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  1. Yes, when you’ve been the ranking member on a subcommittee for nearly four years, and your party takes over the House, it is quite a “snub,” passing over or whatever you want to call it to have the chairman tap someone else to run the subcommittee. Finally, King paid a price for shooting his mouth off about immigrants all these years.


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