Rep. Justin Amash calls removal from budget committee a 'slap in the face'Submitted by Maeve on Tue, 12/04/2012 - 18:50
WASHINGTON -- A day after he lost his seat on a prominent committee, U.S. Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan was still waiting Tuesday for official word of the move by his own party’s leaders -- as well as a new committee assignment.
On Monday, news leaked that Amash was one of four congressmen who lost their committee spots after members of the Republican Steering Committee – which doles out assignments – reportedly looked over voting records and other documentation. House Speaker John Boehner controls the Steering Committee, and Amash, like the others who lost their committee spots, was known to cross leadership on some key votes. . . .