Newly Elected Conservative Moves to House Environment Panel

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WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 05: U.S. House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA) holds a news conference after conducting a closed meeting of the committee at the Capitol October 5, 2006 in Washington, DC. Hastings announced that the committee will open an investigation into whether or not former U.S. Representative Mark Foley (R-FL) engaged in any inappropriate behavior while serving in the House. 
National Journal
Clare Foran
Dec. 5, 2013, 2:08 a.m.

Rep. Vance Mc­Al­lister will join the House Nat­ur­al Re­sources Com­mit­tee. The Louisi­ana Re­pub­lic­an won his seat last month in a spe­cial elec­tion.

At the same time, Reps. Mark Amod­ei, R-Nev., and Chris Stew­art, R-Utah, will de­part the pan­el and move to the Ap­pro­pri­ations Com­mit­tee.

Mc­Al­lister was elec­ted on Novem­ber 16. He will take over the seat va­cated by GOP Rep. Rod­ney Al­ex­an­der, who an­nounced he would re­tire in Septem­ber. Mc­Al­lister has also been named to the Ag­ri­cul­ture Com­mit­tee.

Nat­ur­al Re­sources Com­mit­tee Chair­man Doc Hast­ings, R-Wash., wel­comed Mc­Al­lister to the pan­el on Wed­nes­day.

“I look for­ward to work­ing with Rep. Vance Mc­Al­lister and be­lieve he will be a great ad­di­tion to the Com­mit­tee. Vance un­der­stands the im­port­ance of re­spons­ible Amer­ic­an en­ergy pro­duc­tion and the job and eco­nom­ic be­ne­fits it not only brings to his state, but to our en­tire coun­try. I wel­come his ex­pert­ise and am con­fid­ent that he’ll be a strong voice and lead­er for the people of Louisi­ana,” Hast­ings said in a state­ment.

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