Year Later: Sen. Jeffords Reflects on the Significance of His Switch
Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords talks with Gwen Ifill about the impact
of his decision to leave the GOP, effectively handing control of the
Senate to the Democrats last May. (5/22/02)
Leader Daschle on the Democrats' Agenda
On his first day as Senate Majority Leader, South Dakota
Democrat Tom Daschle discusses
the historic shift of power and the priorities for his party. (6/6/01)
Take Control of U.S. Senate
With Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords decision to become
an Independent, the Democrats gained control of the Senate Wednesday.
The Senate's new majority leader, Tom Daschle (D-SD), speaks with reporters.
Leahy (D-VT) and outgoing leader Orrin Hatch (R-UT) assess what
the power shift will mean.
A report on how the power shift is affecting the work of Senate committees.
After the Switch
former senators reflect on politics and partisanship in the new
Democratically-controlled Senate. (5/30/01)
Ornstein and Binder on the changes in store for the U.S. Senate
following the Jeffords party switch. (5/25/01)
Shields and Rich Lowry examine the coming Senate control shift and
the battle over the president's tax plan. (5/25/01)
U.S. Senators discuss the balance of power in the Senate following
Sen. Jeffords' announcement. (5/24/01)
Chief of Staff Andrew Card
White House Chief of Staff reacts to Sen. Jeffords' decision to
leave the Republican Party. (5/24/01)
Historians Beschloss, Goodwin, Johnson, and former Republican Congressman
Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma discuss the Jeffords announcement.
Vermont Senator James Jeffords announces he is leaving the Republican
Party, giving control of the upper house to the Democrats.
Sen. Jeffords press conference. (5/24/01)
Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle's press conference.
Senate Republican leader Trent Lott's press conference.
for a Decision
analysts discuss the forthcoming Jeffords decision and what it might
mean for the power structure of the U.S. Senate. (5/23/01)
Background: Information on Vermont's
Senate Democratic leader discusses power sharing in the Senate and
the confirmation of Attorney General John Ashcroft. (1/31/01)
Senate Republican leader discusses the process of power sharing
in an evenly-divided Senate. (1/30/01)
Two experts respond
to viewer questions on power sharing in the new Congress. (1/20/01)
Four experts discuss how
power sharing would work in a closely divided Congress. (12/19/00)
Four senators examine
power sharing possibilities in their soon-to-be evenly-divided body.