Around the Ninth CD, indeed around the US, US Rep. Rick Boucher is viewed as an expert in telecommunications, intellectual property and the Internet. He is a co-founder and co-chair of the Internet Caucus in the House of Representatives. So it's no surprise that Rick has taken the helm of the important Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet.
Congressman Ed Markey may take over the gavel of the key Energy and Air
Quality subcommittee from Virginia Representative Rick Boucher when the new
Congress convenes on Tuesday, January 6. Energy & Air Quality is a sub
committee on Energy and Commerce, recently taken over from long time chairman
John Dingell by Henry Waxman of California. Waxman's ascension to the top
committee post signaled an immediate shift toward more aggressive action on
global warming. Likewise, Markey's likely taking over the sub committee
The Fighting 9th Congressional District's veteran Democratic congressman, Rep. Rick Boucher, is backing Creigh Deeds in the increasingly competitive race for Governor in 2009. This is the same "down state" area that saw numerous visits by the Obama campaign, and has shown strong support for Jim Webb and Mark Warner. Deeds "native son" support in the west, and now growing support in the southwest, will be critical to the nomination race, and even more important in the general election. Building a strong base of support in these regions, was a key part of the successful Webb and Warner campaigns.
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Peter Jackson, Ashley Slaughter
Boucher/Deeds Press Conference Call At 10:30AM Tomorrow
WHAT: Congressman Rick Boucher will hold a press conference call with Senator Creigh Deeds to announce his endorsement in the 2009 gubernatorial campaign and take questions from reporters
WHERE: Deeds Campaign Conference Call Line; Contact Ashley Slaughter at 804-355-5511 for dial-in information
WHEN: Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 10:30 AM