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Breaking: Democrats strip Jefferson of committee seat.

By ThinkProgress on June 15, 2006 at 8:36 pm

"Breaking: Democrats strip Jefferson of committee seat."

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The House Democratic caucus voted tonight to strip Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) of his seat on the Ways & Means Committee. Jefferson is currently under criminal investigation for allegedly accepting bribes to help a technology company win several contracts and business deals. He had been asked to voluntarily give up the seat but refused.

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