House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) has tapped Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.) to fill the vacancy on the House Intelligence Committee created when Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.) stepped down from the panel April 19 after the FBI raided an Arizona business owned by his family as part of an ongoing federal investigation. The appointment was reported in the Congressional Record. [IMGCAP(1)]
Gallegly was a member of the Intelligence panel in the 109th Congress, but the GOP’s committee roster was reduced when Democrats won control of the House. Renzi is only temporarily off of the panel, but he is not expected to return until the federal investigation is resolved.
— Susan Davis