The race for the chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee is on.
Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.), the favorite to chair the panel if Republicans are still in the majority, is hosting a dinner that a source billed as a “kick off” to his campaign for the powerful gavel. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), the current chair, is retiring at the end of this Congress. Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio) will also vie for the gavel.
— Jake Sherman