Watching Government: House bulldogs sharpen teeth

Two of the US House's most tenacious members are leading investigations into the Apr. 20 explosion and fire at the Deepwater Horizon semisubmersible rig and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Anyone who has seen Reps. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) and Darrell E. Issa (R-Calif.) in this capacity knows that neither will let anyone off easily.Stupak may have become a lame duck when he recently announced that he would not run reelection. He still chairs the Energy and Commerce Committee's Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee, however, and quickly launched an investigation with Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.), the committee's chairman.Within a few days, they requested information from BP Ameri...

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