Last week Republicans in Congress began in earnest enjoying the fruits of November's elections. Republican chairmen took control of the House commerce committee-for the first time in 15 years it is not the energy and commerce committee-and the Senate energy and natural resources committee. NEW CHAIRMEN Rep. Thomas Bliley Jr. (R-Va.) will chair the full House commerce panel while Rep. Dan Schaefer (R-Colo.) will run the energy and power subcommittee, where most oil and gas legislation is drafted. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.) will chair the oversight and investigations subcommittee. Bliley and former chairman J...

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