The 113th Congress has nearly the same partian makeup, but with over 80 new House members and 12 freshman senators it's bound to produce some different results. Information on the new Congress and data on previous ones still point to increasing partisanship.
July 17, 2006 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer
Senate majority party frustration over minority party obstruction could be taken to the extreme of shutting down minority participation and altering the character of the upper chamber. Some measured rules changes could help de-escalate current procedural warfare.
Both presidential candidates as well as Congress have begun preparing for the transition to a new administration. But the current market meltdown will shuffle their plans, said panelists at a Congress Project roundtable.