A statement from House Republican Leader John Boehner:
Today Congressman Don Young asked that he be relieved of his duties as ranking member on the House Natural Resources Committee so that he can focus on resolving questions he is facing. The Steering Committee granted his request. I commend Don Young for putting the interests of the Republican Conference, the House, and the American people first by making this decision. In the interests of Don, his family, and his constituents, it is my hope that this matter will be resolved as soon as possible.
Given the trouble currently surrounding various Democrats at the moment, a housecleaning seems very appropriate.