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