The 2010 election produced game-changing results for industries impacted by infrastructure policy and safety law. Washington, D.C. stands ready to embrace a new reality: in 2011, President Obama can no longer count on the Democratic Party’s majority to shepherd his agenda through the legislative process. After a lame duck session that will focus on taxes and jobs, but is unpredictable, Republicans will enjoy more than a 60-seat margin in the U.S. House and will likely elect Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio-8) — the former Chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee — as the next Speaker of the House. On the Senate side, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) likely will be re-elected to lead a strengthened minority GOP conference, infused with at least six freshman members.
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Reprinted with permission from Aggregates Manager Magazine.