Thursday, November 20th, 2008
James Besser in Washington
A leading Jewish congressman has won his battle for control of a committee that could play a major role if lawmakers decide to get serious about energy independence, health care reform and a host of other issues.
After a nasty inside battle, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) shoved aside the current chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.). Waxman won the post by a 137-122 margin in a poll of Democratic House members.