Key House Committee Chairmen in the 112th Congress

by Myron Ebell on January 10, 2011

Here is the lineup so far for House committees with jurisdiction over energy, energy-rationing, and global warming policy.  Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) is the new Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills), who was the Chairman in the 111th Congress, is now the Ranking Democrat.  The Energy and Environment Subcommittee will be chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.).  The Democrats have not yet picked their ranking member for the subcommittee.

The new Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee is Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), and the ranking Democrat is Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), of Waxman-Markey fame.  Rep. Doug Lamborn will chair the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee.  Again, the Democrats have not yet picked their subcommittee ranking members.

Rep. Ralph Hall (R-Tex.) will chair the Science, Space, and Technology Committee.  The ranking Democrat will be Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Tex.).  Chairman Hall has not yet announced his pick to chair the Energy and Environment Subcommittee.  On the Appropriations Committee, Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) is the new the Chairman and Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Wash.) is the new Ranking Democrat.  Rep. Darrell Issa will chair the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, while Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) is the new ranking Democrat.

The Senate, as is usually the case, is taking longer to organize itself.

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