Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Senator Manchin Wants Seat On Energy Committee

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid seems reluctant to give him the seat he wants on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee starting next year. Manchin, who during his campaign for U.S. Senate, used a rifle in a television ad to shoot a mock cap and trade bill, says it's clear he would have a lot to say about the issues the Energy Committee would address. Manchin says his public criticisms of the federal Environmental Protection Agency along with his vocal support for the coal industry could be part of the reason why he may not be assigned to the Committee. Even without the assignment, Senator Manchin says he will attempt to work on energy issues, starting in 2011, by forming a bipartisan group to work for an energy policy for the entire country.

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