Energy & Commerce Committee restructuring
House Energy & Commerce Committee will focus on oversight functions under new Chairman Joe Barton (R-Texas). Medicaid and Medicare costs will be one focus. Rep. Billy Tauzin (R-La.) resigned as chair Feb. 18 (1"The Pink Sheet" March 1, 2004, p. 23). Staffing changes are also underway; Chief Health Counsel Patrick Morrisey is leaving Capitol Hill to join law firm Sidley Austin Brown & Wood...
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