Skip to comments.Grassley to make chairmanship decision after meeting with colleagues next week
Posted on 11/08/2018 5:31:43 PM PST by bitt
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) plans to make a decision about which committee chairmanship he wants to hold next year after discussing the matter with his Senate colleagues next week, a spokesman for the senator said Wednesday.
Grassley is currently the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. But with the retirement of Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the Finance Committee chairmanship is open and Grassley has seniority on the panel.
"Regarding Sen. Grassleys chairmanship next Congress, Sen. Grassley will consult with his colleagues when the Senate returns next week and will then announce his decision," Grassley spokesman Michael Zona said.
The Finance Committee has jurisdiction over tax, trade and health issues of importance to Grassley, who previously served as the top Republican on the panel from 2001 to 2010. But it may be challenging for Republicans to pass major legislation in those areas next year, since Democrats won control of the House in Tuesday's elections.
As Judiciary Committee chairman, Grassley could continue to oversee the confirmation process for judicial nominees and President Trump's next pick to be attorney general a process that doesn't involve the House.
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Ted Cruz or Mike Lee
Current rules are six years max as chair of major committee. I believe he has already been Finance chair for four years. That means he would have to switch committees again in two years when he will still have two years left on his Senate term.
The alternatives are Graham at Judiciary or Crapo at Finance.
I think Gramistiy is already adjusting his tie for this spot. Never trust the carinvel barker. IMO.
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