Kathleen Rice picked over Ocasio-Cortez for spot on House Energy and Commerce committee

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced appointments to several powerful committees on Thursday, most notably the selection of Rep. Kathleen Rice over fellow New Yorker Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.The New York lawmakers had been jockeying for a seat on the panel, according to several media reports, and lobbying to…

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