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Major Committee Changes

Senate

  • Agriculture:  Chair Senator Blanche Lincoln (D AR) lost
  • Banking:  Chair Chris Dodd (D CT) didn’t run again, Senator Robert Bennett (R UT) lost the nomination
  • Energy and Natural Resources:  Ranking member Senator Lisa Murkowski (R AK) appears to win her write-in campaign
  • Finance:  Senator Blanche Lincoln (D AR) lost
  • Judiciary:  Senator Russ Feingold (D WI) lost

House

  • Agriculture:  13 of 28 Democrats lost, 2 Democrats did not run
  • Appropriations:  6 of 37 Democrats lost, 4 Democrats died or did not run again
  • Armed Services:  Chair Ike Skelton (D MO 4) lost along with 8 other of 37 Democrats, 5 Democrats did not run again
  • Budget:  Chair John Spratt (D SC 5) lost along with 3 other of the 24 Democrats, 2 Democrats did not run again
  • Energy and Commerce:  3 of 36 Democrats lost, 2 Democrats did not run
  • Financial Services:  11 of 42 Democrats lost, 2 Democrats did not run
  • Science and Technology:  7 of 27 Democrats lost, 2 Democrats including Chair Bart Gordon (D TN 6) did not run again
  • Transportation and Infrastructure:  Chair James Oberstar (D MN 8) lost along with 14 other Democrats of 45, 1 Democrat did not run again
  • Veterans Affairs:  11 of 18 Democrats lost, 1 Democrat did not run again
  • Ways and Means:  2 of 26 Democrats lost, 2 Democrats did not run