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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