Below we noted that the election of Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) to chair the House Energy and Commerce Committee would mean a new chairman for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, but that the oversight panel would probably turn into a pretty passive operation given the new political balance of power.
The Hill has a good update on the committee, noting that next in line to chair Oversight and Government Reform is Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY). ““I have the seniority. I’m next in line. I’ve been around here 26 years,” Towns told The Hill.
The committee might be a little more exciting than otherwise with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) aggressively seeking the top Republican spot. Issa doesn’t shrink from a fight.
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