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The change in control of the House is a blow to senior Republican Representative Tom Petri who lost the opportunity to become committee chairman next year...but there is an upside

The change in control of the House is a blow to senior Republican Representative Tom Petri who lost the opportunity to become committee chairman next year...but there is an upside

Petri said Wednesday he expects a couple of his bipartisan higher education proposals to get more attention. One that he has co-sponsored with Democratic Rep. George Miller of California, who will become chairman of the House Education and Workforce Committee, is to encourage more colleges and universities to use the less-expensive direct student loan program and put those savings into more Pell grants for low-income students. Congressman Tom Petri of Wisconsin served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Somalia in the 1960's.

The change in control of the House is a blow to senior Republican Representative Tom Petri who lost the opportunity to become committee chairman next year...but there is an upside

Rep. Petri reacts to changes in House control

By Brian Tumulty
Gannett News Service

WASHINGTON óRep. David Obey, D-Wausau, will become chairman of the House Appropriations Committee in January as a result of Democrats gaining control of the House in Tuesday's midterm election.

[Excerpt]

But the change in control of the House is a blow to senior Republican Reps. Tom Petri of Fond du Lac and James Sensenbrenner of Menomonee Falls, who lost the opportunity to become committee chairmen next year.

But there is an upside for both:

Petri said Wednesday he expects a couple of his bipartisan higher education proposals to get more attention. One that he has co-sponsored with Democratic Rep. George Miller of California, who will become chairman of the House Education and Workforce Committee, is to encourage more colleges and universities to use the less-expensive direct student loan program and put those savings into more Pell grants for low-income students.




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