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House Dems Name New Appropriations Interior Subcommittee Ranking Member

With the retirement of Jim Moran (D-VA) at the end of the year, the Ranking Member for the full House Appropriations Committee, Nita Lowey (D-NY), has had to identify a new Ranking Minority Member for the Interior & Environment Subcommittee.  Lowey has tapped Betty McCollum (D-MN) to take over that slot.  McCollum has served on this Appropriations Subcommittee for a number of years.  The remaining seat holders for the Subcommittee’s Democrats have also changed.  While Chellie Pingree (ME) will be returning, Derek Kilmer (WA) and Steve Israel (NY) will be new minority members of the Subcommittee.