March 4th, 2010
10:51 AM ET
12 years ago

Rep. Levin tapped as new Ways & Means chairman

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Michigan Democrat Sander Levin was named acting chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee."]
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

Filed under: Pete Stark • Sander Levin
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Dar

    What a surprise, another democrap to help screw us over.

    2010/2012 REAL Change is coming

    March 4, 2010 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  2. BeverlyNC

    Excellent choice – experienced, intelligent, and a Democrat – which means he can be trusted. Republicans are only interested in their own self interests and will say and do anything to get it. They have been caught in so many lies, they are totally non-credible.

    They certainly are NO friend to working families and totally disconnected for how real Americans live and the issues they face.

    March 4, 2010 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  3. Doug,lib jersey

    Charlie Rangel is your typical 'jersey shore' type of liberal Democrat. These types of people will never care for another human being besides themself. You will not find a single republican example of this in this entire nation.

    March 4, 2010 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  4. Anonymous

    "Stark" is not referenced or identified in the story prior to being mentioned by his or her last name. He read a "littter" which must be a "letter" that somebody wrote and then threw on the ground. This is pretty sloppy editing.

    March 4, 2010 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  5. stillnot working

    just get rid of this crook. he is an embarassment to the US and the poster child for term limits. after a certain amount of time and certain amount of accumulated power, these people feel they are above the law and bullet proof. November can not come fast enough

    March 4, 2010 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  6. Rickster

    lolol...the democrats can't find an honest member in their entire corrupt party to take over.

    March 4, 2010 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  7. KMAN

    Temporary ... could be a very long time IF they truly investigate this symbol of what is so wrong in Washington! Rangel among many many others is a true poster boy for politics as usual.

    March 4, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  8. Dale


    Plain and simple. Look where he is from...... A state that's in smambles. NOW WE WANT HIM CONTROLLING MORE???????????

    You gotta ask yourself, WHO's TAPPING FOR HIM????

    March 4, 2010 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  9. Pat

    If Charles Rangel has in fact been proven to be hiding income he should be jailed! Any common citizen caught doing that would be placed in jail in a heart beat.. It is "unbelieveable" that a man of such intelligence would do something like that "accidently". With 434 other representatives to chose from ....surely their wouldn't be a "vacuum" finding his replacement. What's the old adage...."Power corrupts...absolute power,corrupts absolutely"!

    March 4, 2010 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  10. Gary

    Frankly I don't care who is in charge as long as he/she cuts spending and balances the budget without raising my taxes!

    March 4, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  11. Pat F

    Our district was represented by Levin for years, until the districts were redrawn after the 1990 Census.

    Nice man – worthless congressman.

    March 4, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  12. David

    Give the chairmanship to him permanently. Rangel belongs in jail.

    March 4, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |