From The Caucus at The New York Times:
Representative John Boehner, who takes over as Speaker of the House in the 112th Congress, named his appointees to the important House Intelligence Committee on Friday. They will join Representative Mike Rogers of Michigan, who had already been named committee chairman.
Besides with Mr. Rogers, five other Republicans will be returning to the committee: Representative Mac Thornberry of Texas; Representative Sue Myrick of North Carolina, Representative Jeff Miller of Florida; Representative Mike Conaway of Texas and Representative Peter King of New York.
The new members are Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota; Representative Joe Heck of Nevada; Representative Frank LoBiondo of New Jersey; Representative Devin Nunes of California; Representative Tom Rooney of Florida and Representative Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia.
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From POLITICAL HOTSHEET at CBS NEWS:
BP CEO Tony Hayward [was] in the midst of a harsh grilling today on Capitol Hill, where he [was] testifying House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing on “The Role of BP in the Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill.”
But not long after the hearing began, Hayward got something not many expected from lawmakers: An apology.
Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, the top Republican on the committee, apologized to Hayward for what he described as a “shakedown” at the White House yesterday. He was referring to the deal worked out between the Obama administration and BP to set up a $20 billion fund administered by a third party to pay for damages from the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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