Waxman threatens to bypass own committee on Healthcare

July 24, 2009

From Hot Air: “Henry Waxman had to pull a lot of strings to get the chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee in the House, kicking longtime chair John Dingell out for his moderate stance on cap-and-trade.  However, his most controversial action in the ECC hasn’t come on cap-and-trade but on Barack Obama’s push to get a health-care reform bill passed before the August recess.  Waxman has threatened renegade Democrats on the panel that he will allow Pelosi to bypass them if they don’t fall into line: Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) says there is “no alternative” but to have healthcare legislation bypass his Energy and Commerce Committee if Blue Dog Democrats don’t accept a deal worked out Friday. …”
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