WATCHING GOVERNMENT: If Democrats take control...

It’s not a foregone conclusion. But it is possible that the Democrats will regain control of at least the US House of Representatives in November’s election. The question then would be the extent to which the congressional energy agenda would change.Unlike many other issues, energy can be bipartisan, particularly when it comes to oil and gas. The division more frequently is between producers and consumers than political parties. Republican Bobby Jindahl and Democrat Charlie Melancon agree that Louisiana should get a share of revenue from federal leases off their state.Nevertheless, the emphasis would change in the House because Democrats would schedule hearings and move legisl...

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