May 24, 2006

Evans resigns ranking member seat on Veteran's Affairs Committee

Ailing U.S. Rep. Lane Evans of Rock Island on Tuesday relinquished his post as ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs due to his inability to return to Washington in the wake of veterans data theft.

Rep. Evans has held the post since January 1997. His spokesman Steve Vetzner said the congressman said he wanted Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to appoint an interim ranking member to lead committee Democrats during investigations into the theft.
In a statement, Rep. Evans said the data theft requires immediate action by the committee. "While I am addressing my health matters, I am unable to return to conduct those specific duties," he said.

Rep. Evans added that he plans to return to work "in the very near future," and in will continue to monitor committee matters from Rock Island. He fell ill on Feb. 14 and has not voted in the House nor held a public schedule since then.


At 5/25/2006 11:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's so nice to see Lane dropping the ball when it comes to his actual job, but instead finding the time to meddle in an election he stepped out of!

Why isn't Lane actually doing his job - instead of worrying who the next person to do his job will be???

Gosh - now we are learning that Lane never did actually trust the people who elected him!

At 5/25/2006 9:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lane has earned the "right" to hand pick his replacement. Congressman Lane Evans knows what we need more than you ever will.

Long live Lane. Long live Congressman Hare.

At 5/25/2006 9:52 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

I'm baffled by these comments.
Just who, exactly, am I endorsing in this contest? Why the messed up attitude? Are your shorts too tight?

I'm against your views and attitudes, not Phil Hare or anyone else. I've not endorsed or supported anyone and remain neutral.

At 5/26/2006 3:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saint Lane
Has a nice ring to it


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home