Kim Pelosi vote may be tied to committee assignment

Rep. Andy Kim may have voted for Rep. Nancy Pelosi in Thursday’s House Speaker to guarantee himself a spot on the lower chamber’s Armed Services Committee, sources familiar with his thinking on the matter told the New Jersey Globe. Kim’s chief of staff Amy Pffiefer declined to comment on the matter, though she said assignments for that committee might not be available until the third week in January due to

Pascrell, Sires, Payne likely to get subcommittee chairs

Three New Jersey Democrats are expected to assume key subcommittee chairmanships when the 116th Congress convenes in January. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-Paterson) is in line to be chairman of the House Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee. Rep. Albio Sires (D-West New York) will likely become the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-Newark) is appears poised to chair the House