Key House Committee Chairmen in the 112th Congress

by Myron Ebell on January 10, 2011

in Blog

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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