DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp has written House Speaker John Boehner seeking reinstatement to committees he was removed from last week.
Huelskamp, R-Kan., was among four GOP lawmakers that Boehner removed from important House political assignments after they bucked party leaders on key votes. The four congressmen voted against the agreement in the summer of 2011 to raise the government’s debt ceiling.
Huelskamp lost his seat on the House Budget and Agriculture Committees.
Huelskamp says in a release that he sent a letter Friday to Boehner requesting that he be re-seated on the two committees. He says his office has been “overwhelmed” with calls and emails from supporters.
A Boehner spokesman said Tuesday the party’s steering committee made the decision to pull the committee assignment “based on a range of factors.”