Sherrod Brown, Bennet Land Spots on Senate Finance
The Democratic Steering Committee approved committee assignments for the Senate side Wednesday.
The new crop of freshman senators scored a number of key posts. Sen.-elect Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., earned posts to Agriculture, Armed Services and Aging. Sen.-elect Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.M. earned a plethora of posts, to Agriculture, Banking, Homeland Security, Small Business and Indian Affairs. Sen.-elect Tim Kaine, D-Va., will serve on Armed Services, Budget, and Foreign Relations.
Massachusetts Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren earned a plum post to the Banking Committee, as well as positions on Aging and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. New Mexico Sen.-elect Martin Heinrich will join the Energy, Intelligence and Joint Economic Committees. Connecticut's Sen.-elect Chris Murphy will also serve on the Joint Economic Committee, HELP, and Foreign Relations. Sen.-elect Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc, will serve on HELP, Homeland Security, Aging and Budget. Hawaii's Sen.-elect Mazie Hirono will serve on Energy, Judiciary and Veterans Affairs.
Independent Sen.-elect Angus King earned spots on the Armed Services, Intelligence, Budget and Rules Committees, though he fell short of his coveted spot on Finance. Two openings there went to Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Michael Bennet, D-Colo.
Check out the list of chairmen and new members for each of the Senate's committees after the jump.
Chairman Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D- Mich.
New Members: Donnelly, Heitkamp
Chairman Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii.
New Members: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.
Chairman Sen. Carl Levin, D- Mich.
New Members: Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Donnelly, Kaine, King.
Chairman Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D.
New Members: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., Warren and Heitkamp.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V.
New Members: Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
Chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.
New Members: Hirono and Heinrich.
ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS
Chairman Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.
Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont.
New Members: Brown, Bennet.
Chairman Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.
New Members: Murphy, Kaine.
Chairman Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa
New Members: Baldwin, Murphy, Warren.
Chairman Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del.
New Members: Baldwin, Heitkamp.
Chairman Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
New Members: Heinrich, King.
Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
New Members: Hirono
Chairman Bill Nelson, D-Fla.
New Members: Baldwin, Donnelly, Warren.
Chairman Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.
New Members; Baldwin, Kaine, King.
Chairman Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa.
New Members: Murphy, Heinrich.
Chairman Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
New Member: King
Chairman Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.
New Member: Heitkamp
Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
New Members: Blumenthal, Hirono.
Sen. Maria Cantwell, D- Wash.
New Members: Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, Heitkamp.