Young Bucks vs the Old Bulls as the Senate Committee Chairs line up


I am not a particular fan of Politico, but for those of us who are savoring last week’s GOP win, and are political wonks, this read may be just for you. In this special report, an excellent review of potential Chairs of various Senate Committees is given with the history of the candidates. The ups and downs, the potential battles on various issues are covered as well. It looks like we are going to be in for some interesting hearings. I suggest scanning down the linked article until one gets to the Committees. Here we go:

The Republican Party’s war within just opened a new front: Senate committees.

As the party takes control of the Senate, establishment Republicans like Thad Cochran, Orrin Hatch, Chuck Grassley and John McCain are about to pick up the chairman’s gavel, setting up a classic conflict between governing and campaigning with the party’s White House-aspiring young guns like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio.

Here, then, is POLITICO’s guide to how it will play out as the Senate’s committees change hands.

Young guns vs. gavels

A guide to the Republican Senate’s new war zones.

The survey looks at the 16 legislative committees, identifying the likely chairmen and interviewing many of them and their top aides. The story that emerges is one of ideological divide and tactical debate, with an inherent tension in the committees — between the gavel holders and the 2016 stars — making hearing rooms worth watching as Republicans try to prove they aren’t just a party of no.

Read more: Politico

14 Responses to “Young Bucks vs the Old Bulls as the Senate Committee Chairs line up”

  1. My Article Read (11-13-2014) | My Daily Musing Says:

    […] Young Bucks vs the Old Bulls as the Senate Committee Chairs line up […]

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again!

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  2. Steve Dennis Says:

    Thanks for sharing this info! I am not a fan of Politico either but sometimes I find stories there that other sites are not writing about. Even though the site slants to the left it can be useful at times.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Same here. I knew the post wasn’t a barn burner but thought it raised some interesting info.

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  3. the unit Says:

    I’m McConnell’s age. I forget all the rules of Congress, House and Senate. I get a little tired of looking things up. But hearing of the committee appointments today, and had read something of leadership decisions. I decided to try. I found Speaker won’t be decided ’til new House is seated. OK, I quit then thinking same goes for Senate Majority Leader, then learn McConnell elected (?) this morning before new Senate is seated.
    Gruber say we stupid. Well, ‘Stupid Cupid’… stop picking on me! That’s old Connie Frances song if anyone wants to and is not tired of looking things up. 🙂

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    • the unit Says:

      Meant to add. This all shows they all, all Dems and Reps, they all pro-lifers not pro-choicers. 🙂

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      • the unit Says:

        Blogs are really quite now. Comment above was not about abortion. Sometimes hard to make a point in a few sentences.
        Well, that’s what …above… they pro-lifers as far as not supporting term limits. Someone said…Everybody who DOESN’T support term limits has already been elected. lol

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  4. Jersey McJones Says:

    The GOP is trying to keep the rabble rousing down in the Senate. They know in two years they will probably lose the Senate as the Dems will probably take it back, and the only way to keep the Senate is to not make too much unpleasant noise. On the other hand, if they’re losing it anyway, the rabblers may just let loose thinking it will help build their particular base, to hell with the party. So, we’ll see if the grown-ups can keep the kids in line, or if it’s going to be Rightwing Highschool Musical in the Senate for two long dumb years.

    JMJ

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Meanwhile the Dems will just have to sit this one out.

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      • Jersey McJones Says:

        With the current balance in the senate, and a Dem president, the Dems still wield a lot of power. The GOP can do some serious lawmaking here, they have a few more cards, but they’d still have to deal, and we’re all just chomping at the bit to see if they can actually do it.

        JMJ

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  5. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    The Good Ol’ Boys Club have keep up their traditions, right? Pffffft!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Looks like the same old same old. But I do think we are in for some interesting hearings.

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  6. Paul H. Lemmen Says:

    Reblogged this on A Conservative Christian Man.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks

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