March 5, 2010
Speaker Pelosi’s statement re: Rep Rangel’s stepping down:
Chairman Charlie Rangel has informed me of his request for a leave of absence from his duties and responsibilities as Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means. I will honor his request.
I commend Chairman Rangel for his decades of leadership on jobs, health care, and the most significant economic issues of the day.
Statement re: New Acting Chairman of House Ways and Means Committee, Rep Sander Levin:
Congressman Pete Stark has informed me that, due to his desire to remain as subcommittee Chairman of the Health Subcommittee, he has resigned as acting Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Pete Stark has been a leader in health insurance reform, and we will continue to rely upon him as we enter the final stretch of ensuring health care for all Americans.
With Congressman Stark’s decision, Congressman Sander Levin is now acting Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. As Chairman, Sandy Levin will be a powerful advocate for addressing the urgent needs of the American people.