Chris Wallace

Sunday, November 26, 2006

On Fox News Sunday this week: A look at what Democrats have in store for the country when it comes to issues like taxes, social security, gas prices and prescription drugs. After 12 years in the minority, three powerful House Democrats are poised to return to power atop a trio of powerful committees. Will they govern from the left or forge compromises with the White House and adopt a more centrist approach, and what can we expect when it comes to their plans to investigate the White House and their approaches to key issues confronting the country? We will speak with three key House Democratic chairmen and then talk to one of the Republican leaders in the Senate for the GOP perspective.

Our guests this week include:

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY), Incoming Chairman of House Ways and Means Committee
Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), Incoming Chairman of House Energy and Commerce Committee
Rep. Barney Frank. (D-MA), Incoming Chairman of House Financial Services Committee
Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS), Senate Minority Whip

As three Democratic heavyweights prepare their agendas for the 110th Congress, we will get a sneak peak at their plans for the country on everything from the Bush tax cuts to health care and the environment. With their new-found power over investigation and legislation, what will be their first priority in January? Can we expect a litany of subpoenas for White House officials or will Democrats hold true to their pledges to govern from the center? For answers, we will speak to a trio of congressman: Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY), incoming Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee; Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), incoming Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee; Rep. Barney Frank. (D-MA), incoming Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.

Then, nearly four years after racially sensitive remarks forced him to resign his position as the Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Trent Lott returns to power. Can Republicans follow his individual example and quickly turn around their recent midterm losses and regain the majority in 2008? With a closely divided Senate, what are his plans as Senate Minority Whip to help push the GOP agenda? And, given that the White House helped orchestrate his ouster as leader years ago, does he still hold any grudges? We will discuss the whole spectrum of issues with Sen. Trent Lott.

After giving our Fox News Sunday panel a couple of days to recover from their Thanksgiving meals, we will also put them back to work analyzing the latest developments in Iraq as well as a look ahead to the 2008 presidential race. The panel will include Fox News Managing Editor Brit Hume, Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol, NPR Senior National Correspondent Juan Williams, NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.

Finally, despite pledges from politicians on both sides of the aisle to pull their punches in an era of renewed bipartisanship, our power player of the week encourages just the opposite-albeit for the worthy cause helping under-privileged children. Our "Power Player" this week is businessman and philanthropist, Joe Robert, who runs one of Washington’s hottest fundraisers-“Fight Night.”

So check your local listings and we'll see you on the next Fox News Sunday,

Chris Wallace