Washington (CNN) -- House Republicans took two significant swings at former IRS official Lois Lerner on Wednesday, voting to refer her to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution and releasing previously confidential documents related to her role in the tax agency’s targeting of conservative groups.
Those documents indicate she paid specific attention to the Karl Rove-founded group Crossroads GPS and at one point mentioned or joked about taking a job with the pro-Obama group Organizing for America.
Washington (CNN) – Rep. Sander Levin, D-Michigan, has been named as acting chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, a committee spokesman said Thursday.
Levin replaces Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-New York, who temporarily stepped aside Wednesday until the conclusion of an ongoing ethics investigation.
“The honorable the Speaker, House of Representatives, Madam, I hereby resign as acting chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means," read a letter written by Stark.
The Ways and Means Committee is responsible for crafting tax legislation.
– CNN's Deirdre Walsh contributed to this report