January 28, 2021

U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess loses bid for GOP committee leadership position

U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, conceded his bid to be the Republican chief on the Home Power and Commerce Committee on Wednesday.

“I need to congratulate my good friend, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, on being named the highest Republican for Power and Commerce,” the Lewisville Republican stated in a information launch. “Below her management the committee will proceed its legacy of placing ahead bipartisan options for the American individuals, and I stay up for working along with her within the coming Congress.”

McMorris Rodgers is a Washington state Republican who beforehand served in Home management.

The pair had been vying for the function of rating member — the minority occasion’s high member on the committee. However given Republican positive factors in November, Burgess informed The Texas Tribune on Monday that he considered the competition as a bid for the chairmanship in hopes his occasion would shut the hole and take again management of the chamber in two years.

Burgess competed exhausting for the slot, serving to to boost cash for colleagues and utilizing his medical diploma to function a de facto spokesman for Home Republicans amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Home Power and Commerce Committee has one of the sweeping jurisdictions of all Home committees, together with all sectors of American commerce.

One different Texan is vying for a brand new management sport within the U.S. Home. U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, a San Antonio Democrat, is working to be chairman of the Home International Affairs Committee. That vote will happen someday on Thursday.

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