Weiner's Energy and Commerce

Congressman Anthony Weiner just got onto the energy and commerce committee, one of five “exclusive” committees in the House, a DC reader called to say.

That means that Weiner will have to give up his seats on the judiciary and transportation committees unless he gets a waiver from Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who he sided with in the leadership fight.

Any idea how this might help (or hurt) Weiner’s ability to deliver tangible benefits to New York by, say, 2009?

– Azi Paybarah