Waxman to Take On Dingell

Posted November 5, 2008 at 11:29am

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) plans to challenge Rep John Dingell (D-Mich.) for chairmanship of the influential Energy and Commerce Committee, senior Democratic sources confirmed Wednesday.

The move marks a major showdown between two Democratic powerhouses, with implications for a host of major legislation next year from health care to global warming to renewable energy. Waxman currently chairs the Oversight and Government Reform panel.