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Veterans Affairs Panel Facing Democratic Leadership Change

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Rep. Corrine Brown, left, is currently the second ranking Democrat on the Veterans' Affairs panel.

After Brown and Reyes, Rep. Mike Michaud (Maine) is next in line on Veterans Affairs. Hes already the top Democrat on the Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health, making his potential ascent as ranker to the full panel an easy transition. Michauds spokesman, Ed Gilman, said his boss would be interested in the position of ranking member.

Hes dedicated to the committee, and has been an active member on it since he was first sworn in, making veterans issues a top priority throughout his time in the House, Gilman said in a statement.

If Filner wins the June Democratic primary in San Diego, his ascent to the mayors office is streamlined. San Diegos mayor will be sworn in Dec. 3, so Filner would have to leave his House seat during a potential lame-duck session. The House is scheduled to be in session for a total of four work weeks after next years November elections, including for two weeks in December.

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