Muckraker: Grist on Politics

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) has scored a few points in his battle to unseat John Dingell (D-Mich.) from his chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. This morning, the House Steering and Policy Committee voted 25-22 to recommend Waxman for the post.

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But the vote that really matters comes tomorrow, when the full Democratic caucus weighs in on the matter. Enviros will be watching the vote closely, as the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee will play a lead role in crafting climate and energy legislation next year.

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