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Rep. Mike Quigley snags Appropriations Committee seat

WASHINGTON--Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) snagged a coveted seat on the House Appropriations Committee, a Democratic leadership source confirmed on Friday. If Quigley had not been tapped, Illinois otherwise would have lost representation on the influential panel--where now former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) served before his resignation.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is making official Friday the final round of appointments for the new Congress that started on Thursday.

Quigley had been lobbying to get the seat.

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