House Communications panel will be set soon


U.S. CongressWe know that Greg Walden (R-OR) will remain at the top of the House Subcommittee on Communications, but nothing is official yet and there haven’t been any announcements whatsoever from the Democratic side – but that should change by 1/22/13.

The full Committee on Energy and Commerce will be holding an executive session on that date during which it will handle the following pieces of business:

* Adoption of the Committee Rules;
* Appointment of Subcommittee Chairmen and Vice Chairmen;
* Appointment of Subcommittee Ranking Members;
* Appointment of Republican Members to Subcommittees; and,
* Appointment of Democratic Members to Subcommittees.

Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) said, “The January 22nd organizational meeting will officially commence committee business for the 113th Congress. I am proud of the work of our diverse and talented team and look forward to building on our bipartisan record of success of the last two years. We have many challenges ahead as we seek to create jobs and grow our economy. We will strive for a smaller, modernized government that is geared for the innovation era – where obsolete programs are shed for fresh approaches that foster growth and advancement in all sectors of our economy. We also understand that Washington, in fact, does not know best, and the committee will stand up for families, communities, and successful civic initiatives that are working at the local and state level.” 

Henry Waxman (D-CA) is Ranking Member of the full committee, and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) is the incumbent Ranking Member of the Communications Subcommittee.