According to The Hill, The GOP has their plans in place for how to make use of their new Senate majority after the mid-terms - and it's ugly:
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) has vowed that if elected majority leader, he would give Republican committee chairmen more power to legislate.So much for respecting the minority and returning the Senate to "the world's best deliberative body"
Hatch, who is serving his last term, said tax reform and international trade would be two of his top priorities. But he claims he would not shy away from entitlement reform, including changes to Social Security. “The Social Security disability fund goes bankrupt in 2016. That has to be fixed.
Grassley wants to ratchet up the panel’s oversight of the Obama administration. He said Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has done a good job of holding hearings, but he would like to see the committee members send more letters to the administration to dig up information.
McCain said he would use his power to investigate the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya
One of Shelby’s highest priorities is to reform the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to make it more accountable to Congress.
Inhofe ... said his “No. 1” goal is to “end the war on fossil fuels.”
There's more - but those are the high - uh, low - points. If the GOP takes the Senate, we can look forward to 2 years of even worse performance from Washington than we've ever seen before (no surprise there). And, of course, not a single nomination approval, ever, for anything.