Spotlight on Congress

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

John L. Mica Selected to Drive the House Transportation Infrastructure Committee

Dec. 17, 2010 -- Rep. John L. Mica (R-Fla.) will replace Minnesota Democrat James Oberstar as chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Sam Graves Will be Chairman of the House Small Business Committee

Dec. 17, 2010 -- Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo) will replace Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) as chairman of the House Small Business Committee.

Doc Hastings to Chair House Natural Resources Committee

Dec. 17, 2010 -- Doc Hastings (R-Wash) will replace West Virgina Democrat Nick Rahall as chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee for the 112th Congress.

House Republicans Tap John Kline to Head Education and Labor Committee

Dec. 17, 2010 -- Rep. John Kline (R-Minn)  was selected to replace George Miller (D-Calif.) to lead the House Committee on Education and Labor.

House Science and Technology Committee to be Chaired by Ralph Hall of Texas

Dec. 17, 2010 -- Rep. Ralph Hall (R-Texas) will be replacing the current chairman of the House Science and Technology Committee, Tennessee Democrat Bart Gordon in the 112th Congress.