House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just approved a waiver that will allow Joe Crowley to sit on the Foreign Relations Committee in addition to the the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, something he might otherwise have had to give up.
Normally, Ways and Means is one of the committee assignments that requires the assignee to give up seats on all other committees. (The others include Energy and Commerce, Financial Services, Appropriations and Rules.)
“I am grateful to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Steering Chair Rosa L. DeLauro for this opportunity to serve on the Committee on Foreign Affairs,” Crowley said in a public statement.
Seems like whatever lingering resentment Pelosi may have had about Crowley opposing her unsuccessful candidate for House Majority Leader are over with.
– Azi Paybarah