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Baldwin retains committee positions
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WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, will remain on two powerful committees in the 111th Congress, Baldwin's office announced Thursday.

The congresswoman will continue to serve on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, as well as the Judiciary Committee. Baldwin was granted a waiver by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to remain on the Judiciary Committee. Normally, members of the Energy and Commerce Committee hold no other assignments, Baldwin's office said in a news release.

"I'm delighted and honored to hold these two important committee assignments," Baldwin said. "This gives Wisconsinites a strong voice and me the opportunity to help create new national policies that will lead us toward health care for all and energy independence - goals I share with President-elect Obama and Speaker Pelosi. I'm extremely eager to work closely with them to set the country back on the right track."

In Energy and Commerce, Baldwin will retain her seat on the Health Subcommittee, where she will be involved in crafting federal legislation on health care reform. She also will hold a seat on the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, where Baldwin said she will help craft legislation to address climate change.