Powerful House, Senate Panels Set For Election Year Shake-Up

Law360, New York (October 19, 2012, 9:17 PM EDT) -- Regardless of the outcome of the presidential election, power players on Capitol Hill are preparing for a turnover in leadership of key congressional committees, which could usher in new agendas and affect efforts to tackle financial reform, domestic energy production, liquefied natural gas exports, cybersecurity, competition policy, agency budgets and entitlement programs during the 113th Congress.

New majorities in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives would result in an across-the-board shakeup of committee leadership, though that seems unlikely based on current projections. Democrats are expected...
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