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Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 11/11/2010

Chaffetz may not oversee D.C. afterall

By Martin Austermuhle

Last week, we reported that in the wake of the Republican Party's takeover of the House, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) would likely be elevated to the post of the District's official minder and overlord on the Hill. Chaffetz is the ranking Republican on the Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, Post Office, and the District of Columbia after all, so his ascendancy to the chairmanship would make sense.

But today, Talking Points Memo confirms an intriguing rumor that has been making the rounds -- Chaffetz may be put in charge of another subcommittee, leaving the lordship over the District to someone else. "I don't know, I think they very well may reshuffle the deck," Chaffetz told TPM. "I expect to be heavily involved, but I don't know how we're going to allocate the subcommittees. [W]hether or not I'm on the subcommittee, we wouldn't know until December."

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Martin Austermuhle blogs at DCist. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By Martin Austermuhle  | November 11, 2010; 11:28 AM ET
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, DMV, HotTopic, Local blog network  
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