Archive for October, 2016

Senate and Committee Leadership Positions for the Next Congress

The election on November 8th will set in motion numerous changes in Washington, especially for the next Congress.  The chart linked below identifies which Senators could occupy leadership posts and committee chairs or ranking member slots. There are many moving pieces, but we make two assumptions, which are not guaranteed: first, we assume that incumbent Senators will win re-election; and second, that sitting Senators will not serve in the next presidential administration.  Poking holes in either assumption isn’t hard given the tightness of many Senate races and the possibility that an incoming president may tap a Senator to serve in her/his cabinet. This chart will be updated as events unfold.

115th Congress Senate Predictions


Vin Roberti Hosts Intimate Dinner with Senator Tim Kaine & John Podesta – Politico Playbook

“ABOUT LAST NIGHT — Vin and Amy Roberti and Elizabeth and Dale Hemmerdinger raised nearly $1 million for the Clinton campaign at a small fundraiser at their New York homes on Central Park South Thursday night. Michelin-star chef Daniel Boulud with John Podesta were the guest chefs and Tim Kaine was the guest of honor. Kaine came with longtime top aides, Mike Henry and Jennifer Bloom. SPOTTED: Steven Howard Collis, James Clearly, Cathy Martine-Dolecki, Craig Phillips, Tony Podesta, Bruce Mosler and Izzy Klein.”

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