Former Senate majority leader was a close adviser to Obama throughout the campaign.
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Banking Committee chairman said he hopes to approve special inspector general by unanimous consent.
The final vote by the full Democratic Caucus is scheduled for Thursday morning.
Agency lowers bar for consultation, requiring state and local input on any federal regulation estimated to cost $25 million or more.
The GOP's focus on social, cultural, and religious issues cost its candidates dearly among upscale voters.
Connecticut senator must give up leadership of Environment and Public Works subcommittee.
Employees claim they were intimidated into changing scientific reviews and recommendations to obscure unscientific data and legal violations.
Goals include reducing a high level of turnover at production facilities and improving training, supervision and inspections.
Goal is to have the nine remaining fiscal 2009 bills ready for Obama to sign shortly after he is inaugurated.
The Congressional Budget Office chief was an economic adviser in the Clinton administration.