The Nov. 5 election results boosted the Republican advantage in the House, and put the GOP back in charge of the Senate. Here are the numbers behind the new-look 108th Congress.
|Before:||223 Republicans||Before:||50 Democrats1|
|208 Democrats||49 Republicans|
|1 Independent||1 Independent|
|After:||228 Republicans||After:||51 Republicans|
|203 Democrats||47 Democrats|
|1 Independent||1 Independent2|
|3 Undetermined||1 Undetermined3|
1 Reflects Senate composition before the Oct. 25 death of Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn.
2The Independent, Sen. James M. Jeffords of Vermont, voted with Democrats on organization of the Senate.
3Pending a Dec. 7 runoff election in Louisiana.
SOURCE: The Associated Press
Likely Senate Education Leaders
SOURCE: Education Week staff research
A version of this article appeared in the November 13, 2002 edition of Education Week as Changes on Capitol Hill