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Members of the U.S. House of Representatives leave the U.S. Capitol

The E&C race begins

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

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