Election 2008 - Implications for Research and Education

print-no-cover.pngAuthor Lewis-Burke Associates
Title 2008 ELECTION RESULTS: Implications for Research and Higher Education
Publisher Council on Social Work Education, Washington, DC
Copyright November 5, 2008
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President-elect Barack Obama will be sworn in on January 20, 2009. His ability to deliver on significant campaign promises, including increased funding for research and education initiatives, will depend on a number of factors. It will be helped by the fact that the Democrats increased their majorities in both the House (picking up nearly 20 seats) and the Senate (picking up at least five seats) but hindered by the costs of two ongoing wars and a deeply troubled economy.

This document outlines the election results and analyzes what they mean for the research and higher education communities. Appendix A provides specific information about President-elect Obama’s statements on issues related to research and education, and Appendix B describes changes in and agendas for Congressional Committees important for the research and higher education communities.