Nov 9 - Senator Boxer to Chair Environment and Public Works Committee?

CBS News reported today that California Senator Barbara Boxer is the leading candidate to Chair the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee.

Environment and Public Works: Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. Republican-turned-independent James Jeffords is the ranking minority member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, but he's retiring this year. It's unclear who will take the gavel, but the 65-year-old Boxer â€" one of the Senate's most liberal members â€" could be next in line. Committee Democrats with seniority over Boxer would likely opt for chairmanships elsewhere, such as in the case of Max Baucus, who would wield the gavel for the Finance Committee.

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