Spotlight on Congress

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

Manufacturing Lobbyist John Engler will head the Business Roundtable

Dec. 21, 2010 -- Peter Schroeder, writing for the Hill, reports that on January 15 of next year John Engler, CEO of  influential lobbying group the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), will become the new president of the Business Roundtable, an even more influential lobbying group.

 

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Selected as House Foreign Affairs Chairman

Dec. 17, 2010 -- Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) will replace Howard Berman (D-Calif.) as chairman of the House Foreign Affiars Committee in the 112th Congress.

David Camp Named Chairman for House Ways and Means Committee

Dec. 17, 2010 -- Rep. David Camp will replace Michigan Democrat Sander Levin as chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Ron Paul Chosen to Head the House Financial Services Domestic Monetary Policy Subcommittee

Dec. 17, 2010 -- Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) will replace Melvin L. Watt (D-N.C.) as chairman of the House Financial Services Domestic Monetary Policy & Technology Subcommittee.

Fred Upton Wins Battle for Energy and Commerce Committee

Dec. 17, 2010 -- Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) will replace California Democrat Henry Waxman as chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee for the 112th Congress