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Highway Bill, Endangered Species Are Goals for Senate Environment Panel

Nov. 7, 2018, 4:27 PM

Republicans will continue to lead the Senate environment panel in the next Congress and guide work on a wide-ranging highway bill and harder-to-pass GOP priorities like revamping the Endangered Species Act.

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) is in line to retain the chairmanship of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee after his party held the Senate majority and then some in the Nov. 6 election. Republicans picked up several Senate seats from Democrats including wins in Missouri, North Dakota, and Indiana, which will add to their current 51-49 seat majority for the next Congress.

As a member of Senate Republican ...