Thursday, November 20, 2008

New Chair of House Energy and Commerce Cmte

Update on a post I wrote recently about California Congressman Henry Waxman (D) challenging Michigan Congressman John Dingell (D) for chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

Today Dingell lost his post in a secret vote of 137-122. Waxman is an outspoken environmentalist, whereas Dingell is close to the auto industry and has not been as friendly to particular energy and environmental legislation in the past. This committee will handle legislation on global warming, energy and health care in the next session.

Read more here in the NY Times.

1 comment:

thomson2008 said...

Today Dingell lost his post in a secret vote of 137-122. Waxman is an outspoken environmentalist, whereas Dingell is close to the auto industry and has not been as friendly to particular energy and environmental legislation in the past. This committee will handle legislation on global warming, energy and health care in the next session.
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