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  [Jerry] Lewis to Chair Appopriations Committee
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Last EditedEx-New Jerseyan  Jan 05, 2005 02:26pm
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News DateWednesday, January 5, 2005 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionWASHINGTON - Top House Republicans chose Rep. Jerry Lewis (news, bio, voting record) on Wednesday to chair the chamber's Appropriations Committee, a panel that controls one-third of the $2.5 trillion federal budget.

Lewis, R-Calif., beginning his 14th House term, is expected to be formally handed the job on Thursday when all House Republicans meet to select committee chairmen. Their approval is considered a formality following Wednesday's secret ballot, closed-door vote of GOP leaders.
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