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