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Carper, Capito to Take Top Spots on Senate Environment Panel

Nov. 6, 2020, 3:22 PM

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), who has led Democratic efforts to advance environmental and climate action in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, will be the committee’s top Democrat in the 117th Congress.

The bigger change on the committee, which also plays a key role in moving the highway bill and water infrastructure, is likely to be on the Republican side: West Virginia Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito—who calls a multi-year highway bill “probably my top priority"—is in line to take the top Republican spot.

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)
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Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), the current environment committee chairman, is likely to move to...

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