Dem Heavyweights Vie For Committee Chair

Law360, New York (November 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman said Thursday he is challenging U.S. Rep. John Dingell of Michigan, an iconic figure in the U.S. House of Representatives, for the chairmanship of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee.

Waxman is a California Democrat with a reputation for reform during more than 30 years in Washington. He also has one of the most liberal policy records in Washington in his 34-year tenure in Congress.

"Some of the most important challenges we face - energy, climate change and health care - are...
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