Spotlight on Congress

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

Harold Rogers Selected as House Appropriations Chairman

Dec. 17, 2010 -- Rep. Harold Rogers (R-Ky.) will replace David Obey (D-Wisc.) as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee for the 112th Congress.

Internet Gaming Regulations Bill Could Hamper Plans for a California Indian Tribe-Run Internet Poker Franchise

Dec 6, 2010 - According to Malcolm Maclachlan at Capitol Weekly, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is circulating a draft of his long-rumored plan to regulate internet gaming and legalize online poker on the federal level.

Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) Named Chairman of the House Administration Committee for the 112th Congress

Dec. 3, 2010 - According to the Sacramento Bee's Torey Van Oot, California Republican Dan Lungren has been named the Chairman of the House Administration Committee for the 112th Congress.

Broadband Providers Fund Net Neutrality Foes

Dec 1, 2010 - According to an article in Broadcast & Cable on Wednesday, GOP Reps. Joe Barton and Fred Upton took different approaches to the FCC's recent announcement on net neutrality rules. Regardless of which tactic proves to be more successful, broadband providers that stand to benefit from an unregulated Internet seem poised to enjoy the outcome.

Sen. Patty Murray to Take On Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Post

Nov. 30, 2010 - According to the Politico's Manu Raju, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) is expected to head the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in the 2012 election cycle.