US FDA Critic Leads House Appropriators, Consumer Health Ally Heads Energy And Commerce
Rosa DeLauro prevails over fellow Democrats Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Marcy Kaptur for Appropriations chair. Frank Pallone gets unanimous support from Democrats to continue as Energy and Commerce chair.
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