By a vote of 137 to 122, House Democrats ended Mr. Dingell’s nearly 28-year reign as his party’s top member on the committee. Besides installing a committed environmentalist as head of the energy committee, the outcome also removes one of the auto industry’s best friends from a key leadership post.
Nov 20, 2008
Waxman wins chairmanship
California Congressman Henry Waxman has won his fight to become chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, ousting Michigan Rep. John Dingell. From the NYT: