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Published December 10 2010

Berg appointed to Ways and Means Committee

WASHINGTON – North Dakota Rep.-elect Rick Berg will serve on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee when he joins Congress in January, the Washington, D.C., publication The Hill reported Thursday.

It’s the first committee assignment known for Berg, the Fargo Republican who ousted longtime Democratic incumbent Earl Pomeroy in November.

Pomeroy currently sits on the Ways and Means Committee and serves as chairman of its Social Security subcommittee.

The Hill reported Berg is among only two freshmen GOP members appointed to the elite panel.

The House Republican Steering Committee met all day to decide which Republicans would sit on such “A-list committees,” the publication reported.