Bishop, Chaffetz eye chairmanships in next Congress

Washington » Rep. Jason Chaffetz wants to wield the congressional gavel — and subpoena power — that can make the White House quake.

Rep. Rob Bishop is hoping to land the chairmanship that oversees America’s public lands.

These two Utahns in the U.S. House are in line — or trying to be — to head powerful committees in the next congressional session, a possible position of authority the state has never seen on that side of Capitol Hill.

Chaffetz, an up-and-coming GOP star, has been campaigning hard to lead the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which has broad power to investigate, dig and probe every agency of the federal government, domestically and abroad.


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