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The Changing Congress: Your Scorecard for the November Elections

October 1992

Citation: ELR 10644

Author: Jonathan W. Delano

As important as is the outcome of the presidential race this November, environmental lawyers, lobbyists, and advocates who watch Congress are keenly aware that the simultaneous congressional elections on November 3 are key to the nature and success of an environmental agenda in the next two years.

The committees that regulate the environment in the House of Representatives can be expected to change substantially in the 103d Congress, while the Senate appears, for the moment, to be a bit more stable. That much is certain. What is less clear is who will benefit from the expected turnover in the key committees.

Jonathan W. Delano is a partner in the law firm of Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott in its government relations group based in Washington, D.C. Mr. Delano worked for 14 years in the House of Representatives and was president of the House Administrative Assistants Association, a nonpartisan group that represents congressional chiefs of staff.

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