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Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 11/28/2012

House committees announce appointments for next Congress

Two House committees that look at technology issues announced new appointments for the 113th Congress Wednesday.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) will serve as the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee when the new session begins in January, replacing Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) who will step down due to term limits.

Goodlatte specifically mentioned “innovation, competition and anti-trust laws” as key issues to focus on in the next session.

Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) was selected again as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce committee and announced his subcommittee appointments Wednesday. The appointments must be officially ratified by the GOP Conference.

Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) will succeed Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.), who lost her seat in November, as chairman of the Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade subcommittee. Under Mack, that committee has been vocal about data breach legislation and consumer protection. Upton also said that Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) will serve as a full committee vice chair.

Upton said he would like Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) to continue as the head of the Communications and Technology subcommittee.

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