110th Congress Set to Convene

The Democrat Party controlled 110th Congress will convene on Thursday January 4. Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut and Rep. Henry Waxman of California will chair the Senate and House committees with oversight responsibility for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. According to Steve Barr’s column in today’s Washington Post, an aide to Sen. Daniel Akaka, who will chair the Senate’s Oversight of Government Management, Federal Workforce, and District of Columbia subcommittee, “plans to review the federal employees health insurance program and how it sets premiums.”