Spotlight on Congress

MapLight research on the influence of money and politics in U.S. Congress.

Howard "Buck" McKeon to Head Armed Services Committee

Dec. 17, 2010 -- Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) will replace outgoing House Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) in the 112th Congress.

Paul Ryan to Chair House Budget Committee

Dec. 17, 2010 -- Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) will replace John Spratt  (D-S.C.) to head the House Budget Committee.

Peter King Gets the Gavel for the House Homeland Security Committee

Dec. 17, 2010 -- Peter King (R-N.Y.) will replace Mississippi Democrat Bennie Thompson as chairman of the House Homeland Security Chairman for the 112th Congress

Lamar Smith to Lead the House Judiciary Committee

Dec. 17, 2010 -- Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) will replace John Conyers (D-Mich.) as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee in the 112th Congress.

House Oversight Committee to be Chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa

Dec. 17, 2010 -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) will replace Edolphous Towns (D-N.Y.) as chairman of the House Oversight Committee in the 112th Congress.