House GOP upgrading Democratic defector

House Republicans are reshuffling the decks on their committees in order to make room for their newest member: Rep. Jeff Van Drew.
Van Drew, a New Jersey freshman who joined the GOP after Democrats impeached President Donald Trump last month, is expected to land on the House Education and Labor Committee, according to multiple lawmakers and aides.
In order to make room for Van Drew, retiring Rep. Peter King has agreed to relinquish his spot on the Financial Services Committee, the New York Republican confirmed to POLITICO. King still sits on the Homeland Security Committee, where he is the ranking member of a subcommittee.
With King’s departure, Rep. Van Taylor of Texas — who currently serves on the Education and Labor panel — will slide over to Financial Services, opening up the spot for Van Drew.
The roster shakeup was approved during a Republican Steering Committee meeting Tuesday, sources said. The full GOP conference

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