January 7, 2007
Democrats make history by taking over both houses of Congress for the first time in 12 years and elect the first woman as Speaker of the House.
With an ambitious plan for their first 100 legislative hours, how do Democrats plan to govern during the 110th Congress? And, will both parties make good on promises of renewed bipartisanship given the number of contentious issues on the agenda, including the war in Iraq? We will speak with key leaders from both parties.
Our guests this week include:
• Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Republican Leader
• Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), House Majority Leader
First, with Democrats grabbing the reins of power this week, how do Republicans plan to govern in the minority and work with both the White House and their Democratic counterparts? Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the new Senate Republican leader, said this week that he hopes "the Senate will be daring" in its approach to tough issues and that it will tackle the nation’s problems in a bipartisan manner.
When it comes to tough issues like the war in Iraq, taxes and social security, will the cooperation last? We will discuss the GOP agenda for the 110th Congress in an exclusive interview with Sen. McConnell.
Then, after steamrolling back into power in November’s midterm elections, Democrats officially gained control of Congress this week. With a full agenda that includes ethics reform, raising minimum wage, expanding stem cell research and lowering the cost of prescription drugs, Democrats are looking to quickly fulfill their campaign promises.
How will their agenda fare during the next two years and how long will the promised bipartisanship last? And, with President Bush set to announce a new Iraq strategy this week, how do Democrats plan to react to a possible troop increase? For answers, we turn to the new House Majority Leader, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD).
Our FOX News Sunday panel will then analyze this week’s congressional takeover and President Bush’s plans to announce a new Iraq strategy. We will be joined by Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol, NPR Senior National Correspondent Juan Williams, Weekly Standard Executive Editor Fred Barnes and Fortune Magazine Bureau Chief Nina Easton.
So check your local listings and we'll see you on the next FOX News Sunday,