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Brown-Waite joins House Page Board

Published February 7, 2007


U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, a friend of disgraced former congressman Mark Foley, was appointed Tuesday to the revamped House Page Board.

The page program came under scrutiny after it was revealed in the fall that Foley had sent inappropriate e-mails and messages to former pages. Though the past board chairman knew of at least one incident, he failed to bring the matter before the page board.

In a recent vote, House representatives decided to overhaul the board, equalizing its political membership and adding a former page and page parent to the mix. Previously, the page board consisted of five members, including three members of Congress. Two were from the majority party.

Now the board includes eight members.

This report included information from the Associated Press.

[Last modified February 7, 2007, 07:05:52]

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