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1 The 112 th Congress: A Presentation to the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics Mary Jo Hoeksema, Director, Government Affairs Population Association of America/Association of Population Centers March 4, 2011

2 2010 Mid-Term Election Outcome House of Representatives Republicans gained 63 seats Republicans control, new representatives (84 R, 9 D) Largest influx of new members in the House in nearly 20 years. U.S. Senate Democrats retain majority, new senators (12 R, 1 D)

3 2010 Mid-Term Election Outcome House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) John Boehner House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) Eric Cantor House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Kevin McCarthy New House of Representatives Leadership: Majority

4 2010 Mid-Term Election Outcome House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) New House of Representatives Leadership: Minority

5 Other Key Players: House Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) Chairman, Budget Committee Congressman Harold Rogers (R-KY) Chairman, Appropriations Committee Congressman Dennis Rehberg (R-MT), Chairman, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA), Chairman, Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) Chairman, Oversight and Government Reform Committee Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Chairman of Subcommittee on Health Care. District of Columbia, Census and National Archives Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) Chairman, Energy and Commerce Committee

6 Other Key Players: House Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) Ranking Member, Budget Committee Congressman Norm Dicks (D-WA) Ranking Member, Appropriations Committee Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Ranking Member, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Ranking Member, Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee Congressman Elijah Cummings, (D-MD) Ranking Member, Oversight and Government Reform Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL), Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Health Care. District of Columbia, Census and National Archives Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) Ranking Member, Energy and Commerce Committee

7 Legislative Agenda: House Cut federal spending February 19--House passes H.R. 1, Full-Year FY 2011 Continuing Resolution on a party-line vote ( ). House bill reduces federal spending by $84 billion from last year’s (Fiscal Year 2010) levels. During debate amendments proposed: Eliminate ACS funding (Lankford (R-OK) & Mack (R-FL)) Eliminate Census Bureau funding (Pearce (R-NM)) Eliminate five peer-reviewed NIH and NSF grants (Issa (R-CA)) Passed amendment transferring $80 million from the Census Bureau's Periodic Censuses account to the Economic and Development Administration (Michaud (D- ME)) Government currently running on a two-week CR that cuts $4 billion from current spending levels. CR expires March 18, 2011.

8 Legislative Agenda: House Repeal Affordable Health Act January 19--House passes bill to repeal Affordable Care Act. March 3--House passes bill to repeal 1099 provision of Affordable Care Act. Enhanced oversight Hearings on outcome of Census 2010 expected.

9 The Senate Newcomers Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) House Member, Worked for Rep. John Porter (R-IL) Former PRC Board Member Appointed to Appropriations Committee and Senate HELP Committee Senator Patrick Toomey (R-PA) House Member, Introduced amendments in House to de-fund peer-reviewed grants

10 The Senate Newcomers Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) House Member, Appointed to Appropriations Committee Senator Roy Blunt (R-MS) House Member, Appointed to Commerce, Science, Transportation and Appropriations Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) Appointed to Appropriations Subcommittee

11 Senate Leadership No changes: Majority & Minority Leaders Highlights of Key Committee Changes: Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)—added to committee, serving on Labor-HHS & CJS Senator Richard Shelby (R-AK)—new Ranking Member of Labor-HHS Subcommittee Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)—new Ranking Member of Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee

12 Upcoming Activities Congress Complete Action on FY 2011 Appropriations Consider FY 2012 Budget Stakeholders Engage and Inform!

13 Contact and Action Alert Information Mary Jo Hoeksema Director, Government and Public Affairs Population Association of America/ Association of Population Centers


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