The Morning Call's Nicole Radzievich, in a Sunday news account, indicates that the Charlie Dent returning to Congress is going to be a much more powerful member for two reasons. He's got seniority and he's in the Majority.
There may actually be a third reason. Rumors are swirling that Dent plans to challenge Bob Casey, Senate Zombie, in 2012. I have no idea whether there is any truth to these rumors, but have long thought Dent is ideally suited to the U.S. Senate.
If Dent gets a Committee assignment with a lot of face time, my guess is that he's running.