Incoming chairmen come with their own K Street networks
The Republican takeover of the Senate could shift who holds the most sway on K Street. With the flip in control of the chamber, GOP senators next year will take the helm of powerful committees that craft and oversee energy and environmental policy. In turn, lobbyists considered close to those new chairmen will see their influence quotient rise as they work with prominent lawmakers in the new Congress. In addition, though the House has remained in Republican hands, some committees there will see new leadership, as well -- bringing new factions of the influence industry to the fore.