Balance of Power Shifts Along with Agenda in Congress

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on November 10, 2006

The New Senate Chiefs, by Will Sullivan, Posted 11/10/06. Includes overviews of new committee chairmen for: Appropriations, Armed Services, Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Budget, Energy and Natural Resources, Finance, Foreign Relations, Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Intelligence, and Judiciary.

  • Democrats may use probes to force policy shifts
  • LA Times: Democrats Are Set to Subpoena – The new majority is expected to hold hearings on military spending and the Iraq war — just for starters.”
  • From the National Journal:

  • Election 2006: Going Blue – “Even before their Election Day sweep, Democrats seemed to be preparing to run a far smarter majority than they did in the past, one that has learned its lessons after enduring a humiliating stretch as Congress’ minority party.”
  • Outlining The Democratic Agenda: Legislative Priorities
  • NPR: Women Bring New Power, Perspective to Congress
  • Center for American Women and Politics: Women in 109th U.S. Congress (2005-07) and Women in statewide elective office 2006
  • The Hill, November 9, 2006 - New Members Guide: Lawmakers arrive on the Wave – “Several election results remained undecided at press time, which means that the list of new members in this special section is not comprehensive. Any newly elected lawmaker not included today will be profiled in The Hill next week.”
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