According to congressional staffers who spoke to Bloomberg, House Democrats are planning to resurrect the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming when they formally take control of the House of Representatives in 2019.
The last time the committee met was in 2010. House Republicans killed the committee when they first took control of the House of Representatives in 2011.
House Democrats are planning to resurrect a special committee focused on climate change, giving them a platform to spotlight an issue on which polls show President Donald Trump is out of step with the public.
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California will ask her colleagues to reconstitute the select committee, which was created under her watch 11 years ago and disbanded by Republicans after they took control of the House in January 2011. The plan was described by senior Democratic aides who asked not to be named before a formal announcement.
Ordinarily I would say we've seen enough select committees to last us a lifetime, this one might actually do something useful.
The committee probably won't have the power to write legislation and even if they did it would never pass through the Republican-controlled Senate and Trump would never sign it, but they will be able to expose the Trump regime's decision to bury and remove all mentions of climate change from federal records. And speaking of federal records, the committee will be able to enter all of their findings into the public record where Trump can't purge them.
In any case, they won't be chasing phantom conspiracies about baby body parts or Benghazi.