After Midterms, What Agenda Will the House Set?

As a result of the power shift in the U.S. House of Representatives, control of the legislative agenda now moves to the Democrats. With their presumptive leader, Nancy Pelosi, in charge, Democrats are poised to gain control of key committees and shape policy debate over the next two years. Experts and lawmakers talk about what next January will bring.


Loren Jenkins, NPR's senior foreign editor

William Webster, former director of the FBI (1978-1987) and director of the Central Intelligence Agency (1987-1991)

Major General Mike Davidson (Ret), former assistant to the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff for National Guard matters

Retired Army Major General John Riggs, director of Objective Force Task Force

Mary Louise Kelly, NPR's intelligence correspondent.

Ken Rudin, NPR's political editor

Congressman Ike Skelton (D-MO), ranking member of House Armed Services Committee

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee



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