Mike Enzi Challenging Jeff Sessions for Budget Gavel

Enzi wants to lead the Budget Committee. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Enzi wants to lead the Budget Committee. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Posted November 19, 2014 at 4:20pm

Senate Republicans have a battle for a gavel.  

Asked if he was interested in becoming Budget chairman when the Republicans take control of the Senate next year, Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming told reporters simply, “Yes.”  

Enzi has seniority over the current ranking member, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and a contest had been rumored in recent weeks. The two senators had previously confirmed conversations about the matter.  

The chairman is selected by a vote of Republicans on the Budget Committee.