Sen.-elect Angus King of Maine (far right) joins newly elected Democratic senators and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. From left: Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Tim Kaine of Virginia, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Reid, and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Harry Hamburg/AP hide caption

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says covering the uninsured shouldn't be Republicans' top health priority. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Invitations to fundraisers for members of Congress frequently mention which committees they serve on. Sunlight Foundation/Political Party Time hide caption

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On today's show, we reveal which Congressional committees are a fundraising goldmine. And which committees actually make it harder for Congressmen to raise money.

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