Thursday, November 20, 2008

House: Commerce and Energy

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Henry Waxman, of California, is taking over the chair of the House Committee on Commerce and Energy from John Dingell of Michigan, based on a secret ballot this morning.

Why you care:

1. This upends the seniority system that has always been in place in the House. (Or at least as long as I can remember).

2. Waxman is an environmentalist. Dingell, not so much.

More to follow.