Politics McDermott’s New Post
posted by January 12 at 12:10 PMon
Lots of people were watching to see what nine-term Seattle Congressman Jim McDermott would get when committee assignments were handed out in the new Democrat-controlled Congress.
Today brings the answer: McDermott was just elected chairman of the Human Resources Subcomittee, a part of the powerful Ways and Means Committee. Says McDermott’s press release:
The subcommittee has jurisdiction over many vital social and economic programs that support the American people, including Unemployment Insurance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Supplemental Security Income, some portions of the Social Security Act, and programs to protect and care for vulnerable children and disadvantaged families.
McDermott’s first move: Change the name of his subcommittee to “the Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support,” in order, he says, “to better reflect its vision and mission.”