Rep. Charles Rangel may be on the verge of losing his post as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee in the wake of a scandal over corporate-funded trips to the Caribbean.

Rangel (D-Man­hattan), who was admonished by the House Ethics Committee last week, came out of a meeting with Speaker Nancy Pelosi Tuesday night and said he would still be chairman today. The Democrats did not have enough votes to keep him in his position, several reports said.

Asked if he would hang on to the job in the coming days, he told reporters: “I can’t make all those promises at my age.”

A Democratic source told the Associated Press that Rangel is likely to “temporarily” relinquish his chair. Pelosi’s office had no comment.

Republicans plan to bring a resolution to the House floor removing him as head of the tax-writing committee.

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Members of his own party began to call for Rangel to surrender his gavel following the finding Friday by the ethics panel. A fellow member of Ways and Means and the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Artur Davis of Alabama, said Tuesday that Rangel should “do the right thing and step aside.”

The ethics committee found Rangel, who has represented Harlem since 1970, took two trips — to Antigua in 2007 and St. Maarten in 2008 — that violated House rules.