Submitted by Stewart Ain on Sun, 02/19/2012 - 19:55
Rep. Steve Israel (D-L.I.) has been appointed to serve on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council in Washington, D.C. He replaces Rep. Gabriel Giffords (D-Ariz.), who resigned Jan. 25 to concentrate on recovering from wounds sustained in an assassination attempt a year ago.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the appointment, and also renewed the appointment of Rep. Henry Waxman of California as the other Democratic House member on the council.