"Congressional Big 8" - Defense News 2013
Number 12 on Defense News' 100 Most Influential People in Defense 2013 Washington’s dysfunction has derailed the annual defense legislative process in both chambers. But HASC Chairman Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., and his SASC counterpart Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., along with ranking members Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., and Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., still have a say over the Pentagon’s future spending plans and policies. The remaining four will have a big say over helping the Pentagon fit under mandated spending caps: Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee Chairman Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Ranking Member Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss.; and House Appropriations defense subcommittee Chairman Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., and Ranking Member Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind.
People on this list have the most positions in the following organizations.

Government Bodies

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Govt Body People
US House of Representatives William Thad Cochran, Dick Durbin, Rodney P Frelinghuysen, Jim Inhofe, Howard P McKeon, Adam Smith, Peter Visclosky
US Senate William Thad Cochran, Dick Durbin, Jim Inhofe, Carl Levin
Defense Subcommittee William Thad Cochran, Dick Durbin, Rodney P Frelinghuysen, Peter Visclosky
Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee William Thad Cochran, Dick Durbin, Peter Visclosky
House Armed Services Committee Howard P McKeon, Adam Smith

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Org People
Democratic Party Dick Durbin, Carl Levin, Adam Smith, Peter Visclosky
Republican Party William Thad Cochran, Rodney P Frelinghuysen, Jim Inhofe, Howard P McKeon
Fellowship Foundation Inc Jim Inhofe
Partnership for Public Service Dick Durbin
Alfalfa Club William Thad Cochran