This New Congress Means Business

Fortnightly Magazine - March 15 1995
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After 40 years of wandering in the wilderness as a minority party, House Republicans are ready to slash and burn what they see as a bloated federal bureaucracy. The next two years will demonstrate just how powerful the legislative branch can be when both House and Senate are controlled by a strong-willed party on a mission. Electric industry officials seem optimistic, but cautious, about this Republican revolution. "We're all trying to read the tea leaves," said Patricia Schaub, director of federal governmental relations for Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

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