BREAKING: Waxman Defeats Dingell

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Roll Call reports:

Rep. Henry Waxman (Calif.) has ousted Energy and Commerce Chairman John Dingell (Mich.), as Democratic lawmakers voted 137-122 Thursday morning to hand the gavel of the powerhouse panel to its second-ranking member.

With Waxman heading that committee we’ll now have a chance to pass some much-needed progressive energy legislation.