Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., will join the House Banking Committee following the Feb. 18 resignation of Rep. Kweisi Mfume, D-Md.

Rep. McKinney is dropping her seat on the agriculture committee to join the banking panel because a reapportionment plan will reduce the number of rural voters in her district, a spokesman said. Rep. Mfume is leaving Congress to become chief executive of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

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