NPR: California Rep. Henry Waxman won the chairmanship of the Energy and Commerce Committee in a key vote among House Democrats on Thursday morning. He replaces longtime Chairman John Dingell of Michigan. The move could have a major impact on issues from energy to health care.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Waxman Replaces Dingell as Chair of Energy and Commerce Committee
Dingell, a supposed defender of the auto industry (but really a coddler), blocked higher fuel-efficiency standards and greener car production. If he had really been a defender of the industry, he would've helped them realize that they needed to retool. It seems that there is a real forward momentum happening in Washington. Change is in the air.