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.