Spotlight on Congress

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

Frank Lucas Chosen to Chair House Agriculture Committee

Dec. 17, 2010 -- Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) will be replacing Minnesota Democrat Collin Peterson as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.

House Financial Services Committee Will be Led by Spencer Bachus

Dec. 17, 2010 -- Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) will replace Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.

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