A blog on progressive news and politics on both the California and Nevada sides of Lake Tahoe which aims at helping to elect Democrats and Turn Tahoe Blue. The blog is written from Germany by a former German exchange student at George Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove, Nevada.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

What A Democratic Majority In The House Could Mean For California And Nevada

I know we're still a couple of weaks of hard campaigning away from this scenario. Nevertheless I would like to tak a look at what positions in the House Democratic Californian and Nevadan Representatives could hold come January. The following is solely based on their current positions:

  • Speaker of the House: Nancy Pelosi (CA-08)
  • Chairman of the Committee on Education and the Workforce: George Miller (CA-07)
  • Chairman of the Committee on Government Reform: Henry Waxman (CA-30)
  • Chairwoman of the Committee on House Administration: Juanita Millender-McDonald (CA-37)
  • Chairman of the Committee on International Relations: Tom Lantos (CA-12)
  • Chairwoman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Jane Harman (CA-36)
  • Chairman of the Subcommittee (Agriculture) on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry: Joe Baca (CA-43)
  • Chairwoman of the Subcommittee (Education) on Education Reform: Lynn Woolsey (CA-06)
  • Chairwoman of the Subcommittee (Energy) on Environment and Hazardous Materials: Hilda Solis (CA-32)
  • Chairwoman of the Subcommittee (Financial Services) on Housing and Community Opportunity: Maxine Waters (CA-35)
  • Chairwoman of the Subcommitte (Government Reform) on Energy and Resources: Diane Watson (CA-33)
  • Chairwoman of the Subcommittee (Homeland Security) on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity: Loretta Sanchez (CA-47)
  • Chairwoman of the Subcommittee (Homeland Security) on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment: Zoe Lofgren (CA-16)
  • Chairman of the Subcommittee (International Relations) on International Terrorism and Proliferation: Brad Sherman (CA-27)
  • Chairman of the Subcommitte (Judiciary) on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property: Howard Berman (CA-28)
  • Chairwoman of the Subcommitte (Resources) on Water and Power: Grace Napolitano (CA-38)
  • Chairman of the Subcommitte (Science) on Energy: Mike Honda (CA-15)
  • Chairwoman of the Subcommitte (Small Business) on Tax, Finance, and Export: Juanita Millender-McDonald (CA-37)
  • Chairman of the Subcommitte (Transportation and Infrastructure) on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation: Bob Filner (CA-51)
  • Chairwoman of the Subcommittee (Veteran's Affairs) on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs: Shelley Berkley (NV-01)
  • Chairman of the Subcommittee (Ways and Means) on Health: Pete Stark (CA-13)
  • Chairwoman of the Subcommittee (Intelligence) on Technical and Tactical Intelligence: Anna Eshoo (CA-14)
Granted, there are so many subcommittees that you've gotta be a freshman or a nobody to not get to chair some committee but I still thought it was interesting where Californians (and that one Nevadan) would yield some power should Democrats win back the House in a couple of weeks. And did you notice all the women? Women will for the first time in history (currently there is not one woman chairing a full committee) yield some significant power in Congress should Democrats win.

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