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December 22, 2010

Bartlett tapped for Air and Land chairmanship

Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett has been named chairman of the Air and Land Force subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, his office announced this week.

The Western Maryland Republican has served on House Armed Services throughout his 17 years as a congressman. He was chairman for two years of the committee panel on Morale, Welfare and Recreation and served as chairman for two years of the Seapower and Expeditionary Forces subcommittee.  

For the past two years, he has been the ranking member of Air and Land.

“I am honored that my Republican colleagues have selected me as a leader in the Congress to craft national security policies for our Armed Forces,” Bartlett said in a statement.

Bartlett, 84, said his background as a scientist and engineer helps him in "finding practical solutions to problems and challenges through collaborative partnerships."

Although leadership positions are coming out now, committee assignments won't be announced until January. Maryland's other Republican congressman, newly-elected Andy Harris, said last month that he hopes to take Democratic predecessor Rep. Frank Kratovil's place on the House Agricultual Committee.

Last week, we reported on this blog that Rep. Elijah Cummings was chosen top Democrat of the House Oversight Committee.

Posted by Julie Bykowicz at 12:46 PM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Washington


"to craft national security policies"

I'm really not sure which is the scarier prospect of this statement that a) he genuinely believes this is what he will be doing or b) that he may in fact actually do it.

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Annie Linskey covers state politics and government for The Baltimore Sun. Previously, as a City Hall reporter, she wrote about the corruption trial of Mayor Sheila Dixon and kept a close eye on city spending. Originally from Connecticut, Annie has also lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she reported on war crimes tribunals and landmines. She lives in Canton.

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