Dingell Departure Frays Congress' Connections To Regulators

Law360, New York (February 24, 2014, 7:45 PM EST) -- U.S. Rep. John Dingell's retirement announcement Monday, less than a month after a similar declaration from fellow senior Democrat Rep. Henry Waxman, signals not only the loss of a century's worth of institutional knowledge of U.S. energy, environmental and health policy, but also the loss of key connections between Congress and the federal agencies that administer those policies, experts say.

Dingell, D-Mich., who became one of the most powerful lawmakers in Washington as a longtime chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said he would...
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