Congress

Barrasso to take top GOP spot on Senate Energy Committee

Barrasso is also the No. 3 GOP leader, chairing the Senate Republican Conference. Barrasso’s move opens up the top slot on the Environment and Public Works panel for Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), who is next in line. In addition to environmental matters, that committee also helps write the highway portion of transportation bills. Republicans […]

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DeLauro battles Wasserman Schultz over Appropriations chair

After a disappointing election in which House Democrats saw their majority shrink, the race could become a proxy fight for simmering unhappiness with the top House Democrats, with some seeing Wasserman Schultz, 54, as a relief valve for pent-up angst with the top-down leadership style. But backers of DeLauro — who is also close with […]