WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Patrick McHenry said on Thursday he was seeking the top Republican position on the House finance panel, and received the backing of a fellow Republican who had been considered the top contender for the role.
“I look forward to continuing my conversations with my House Republican colleagues as I make the case for why I’m the best candidate to lead our committee going forward,” McHenry said in a statement, two days after Democrats won control of the House of Representatives in congressional elections.
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If he becomes the ranking Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, McHenry, now the panel’s vice chairman, would work alongside – and often in opposition to – Democratic Representative Maxine Waters, who is set to chair the powerful body starting in January.
Waters is a fierce critic of big banks. She wants to impose tougher rules on the sector and investigate President Donald Trump.
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Republican Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer, who had emerged as the front-runner to lead the panel if...
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