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Dem. Senate Committee Assignments Are In

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid circulated a letter last night announcing his selection for Democratic seats on key committees in the 111th Congress, although he's carefully calling his list merely an "anticipated" rundown.

Reid says three more Democrats than Republicans will be seated per committee, save Appropriations and Armed Services, on each of which Democrats will hold a four seat advantage. Plus, "Democrats will hold, by statute, a one-seat advantage on the Intelligence Committee, and a two-seat advantage on the Joint Economic Committee," he said.

The full list is after the jump.

Senate Special Committee on Aging

1. Herb Kohl, of Wisconsin, Chairman
2. Ron Wyden, of Oregon
3. Blanche L. Lincoln, of Arkansas
4. Evan Bayh, of Indiana
5. Bill Nelson, of Florida
6. Robert P. Casey, Jr., of Pennsylvania
7. Claire McCaskill, of Missouri
8. Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island
9. (tba)
10. (tba)
11. (tba)

Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry

1. Tom Harkin, of Iowa, Chairman
2. Patrick J. Leahy, of Vermont
3. Kent Conrad, of North Dakota
4. Max Baucus, of Montana
5. Blanche L. Lincoln, of Arkansas
6. Debbie Stabenow, of Michigan
7. E. Benjamin Nelson, of Nebraska
8. Sherrod Brown, of Ohio
9. Robert P. Casey, Jr., of Pennsylvania
10. Amy Klobuchar, of Minnesota
11. (tba)
12. (tba)

Senate Committee on Appropriations

1. Daniel K. Inouye, of Hawaii, Chairman
2. Robert C. Byrd, of West Virginia
3. Patrick J. Leahy, of Vermont
4. Tom Harkin, of Iowa
5. Barbara A. Mikulski, of Maryland
6. Herb Kohl, of Wisconsin
7. Patty Murray, of Washington
8. Byron L. Dorgan, of North Dakota
9. Dianne Feinstein, of California
10. Richard Durbin, of Illinois
11. Tim Johnson, of South Dakota
12. Mary L. Landrieu, of Louisiana
13. Jack Reed, of Rhode Island
14. Frank R. Lautenberg, of New Jersey
15. E. Benjamin Nelson, of Nebraska
16. Mark Pryor, of Arkansas
17. Jon Tester, of Montana

Senate Committee on Armed Services

1. Carl Levin, of Michigan, Chairman
2. Edward M. Kennedy, of Massachusetts
3. Robert C. Byrd, of West Virginia
4. Joseph I. Lieberman, of Connecticut
5. Jack Reed, of Rhode Island
6. Daniel K. Akaka, of Hawaii
7. Bill Nelson, of Florida
8. E. Benjamin Nelson, of Nebraska
9. Evan Bayh, of Indiana
10. Mark L. Pryor, of Arkansas
11. Jim Webb, of Virginia
12. Claire McCaskill, of Missouri
13. Kay Hagan, of North Carolina
14. Mark Udall, of Colorado
15. Mark Begich, of Alaska
16. (tba)

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

1. Christopher J. Dodd, of Connecticut, Chairman
2. Tim Johnson, of South Dakota
3. Jack Reed, of Rhode Island
4. Charles E. Schumer, of New York
5. Evan Bayh, of Indiana
6. Robert Menendez, of New Jersey
7. Daniel K. Akaka, of Hawaii
8. Sherrod Brown, of Ohio
9. Jon Tester, of Montana
10. Mark Warner, of Virginia
11. (tba)
12. (tba)

Senate Committee on Budget

1. Kent Conrad, of North Dakota, Chairman
2. Patty Murray, of Washington
3. Ron Wyden, of Oregon
4. Russell D. Feingold, of Wisconsin
5. Robert C. Byrd, of West Virginia
6. Bill Nelson, of Florida
7. Debbie Stabenow, of Michigan
8. Robert Menendez, of New Jersey
9. Frank R. Lautenberg, of New Jersey
10. Benjamin L. Cardin, of Maryland
11. Bernard Sanders, of Vermont
12. Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island
13. (tba)

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

1. John D. Rockefeller IV, of West Virginia, Chairman
2. Daniel K. Inouye, of Hawaii
3. John F. Kerry, of Massachusetts
4. Byron L. Dorgan, of North Dakota
5. Barbara Boxer, of California
6. Bill Nelson, of Florida
7. Maria Cantwell, of Washington
8. Frank R. Lautenberg, of New Jersey
9. Mark L. Pryor, of Arkansas
10. Claire McCaskill, of Missouri
11. Amy Klobuchar, of Minnesota
12. Tom Udall, of New Mexico
13. Mark Warner, of Virginia
14. Mark Begich, of Alaska

Senate Select Committee on Ethics

1. Barbara Boxer, of California, Chairwoman
2. Mark L. Pryor, of Arkansas
3. (tba)

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

1. Jeff Bingaman, of New Mexico, Chairman
2. Byron L. Dorgan, of North Dakota
3. Ron Wyden, of Oregon
4. Tim Johnson, of South Dakota
5. Mary L. Landrieu, of Louisiana
6. Maria Cantwell, of Washington
7. Robert Menendez, of New Jersey
8. Blanche L. Lincoln, of Arkansas
9. Bernard Sanders, of Vermont
10. Evan Bayh, of Indiana
11. Debbie Stabenow, of Michigan
12. Mark Udall, of Colorado
13. Jeanne Shaheen, of New Hampshire

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

1. Barbara Boxer, of California, Chairwoman
2. Max Baucus, of Montana
3. Thomas R. Carper, of Delaware
4. Frank R. Lautenberg, of New Jersey
5. Benjamin L. Cardin, of Maryland
6. Bernard Sanders, of Vermont
7. Amy Klobuchar, of Minnesota
8. Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island
9. Tom Udall, of New Mexico
10. Jeff Merkley, of Oregon
11. (tba)

Senate Committee on Finance

1. Max Baucus, of Montana, Chairman
2. John D. Rockefeller IV, of West Virginia
3. Kent Conrad, of North Dakota
4. Jeff Bingaman, of New Mexico
5. John F. Kerry, of Massachusetts
6. Blanche L. Lincoln, of Arkansas
7. Ron Wyden, of Oregon
8. Charles E. Schumer, of New York
9. Debbie Stabenow, of Michigan
10. Maria Cantwell, of Washington
11. Bill Nelson, of Florida
12. Robert Menendez, of New Jersey
13. Thomas Carper, of Delaware

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

1. John F. Kerry, of Massachusetts, Chairman
2. Christopher J. Dodd, of Connecticut
3. Russell D. Feingold, of Wisconsin
4. Barbara Boxer, of California
5. Robert Menendez, of New Jersey
6. Benjamin L. Cardin, of Maryland
7. Robert P. Casey, Jr., of Pennsylvania
8. Jim Webb, of Virginia
9. Jeanne Shaheen, of New Hampshire
10. (tba)
11. (tba)

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

1. Edward M. Kennedy, of Massachusetts, Chairman
2. Christopher J. Dodd, of Connecticut
3. Tom Harkin, of Iowa
4. Barbara A. Mikulski, of Maryland
5. Jeff Bingaman, of New Mexico
6. Patty Murray, of Washington
7. Jack Reed, of Rhode Island
8. Bernard Sanders, of Vermont
9. Sherrod Brown, of Ohio
10. Robert Casey, of Pennsylvania
11. Kay Hagan, of North Carolina
12. Jeff Merkley, of Oregon
13. (tba)

Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

1. Joseph I. Lieberman, of Connecticut, Chairman
2. Carl Levin, of Michigan
3. Daniel K. Akaka, of Hawaii
4. Thomas R. Carper, of Delaware
5. Mark L. Pryor, of Arkansas
6. Mary L. Landrieu, of Louisiana
7. Claire McCaskill, of Missouri
8. Jon Tester, of Montana
9. (tba)
10. (tba)

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

1. Byron L. Dorgan, of North Dakota, Chairman
2. Daniel K. Inouye, of Hawaii
3. Kent Conrad, of North Dakota
4. Daniel K. Akaka, of Hawaii
5. Tim Johnson, of South Dakota
6. Maria Cantwell, of Washington
7. Claire McCaskill, of Missouri
8. Jon Tester, of Montana
9. (tba)

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

1. Dianne Feinstein, of California, Chairwoman
2. John D. Rockefeller IV, of West Virginia
3. Ron Wyden, of Oregon
4. Evan Bayh, of Indiana
5. Barbara A. Mikulski, of Maryland
6. Russell D. Feingold, of Wisconsin
7. Bill Nelson, of Florida
8. Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island

Senate Committee on Judiciary

1. Patrick J. Leahy, of Vermont, Chairman
2. Herb Kohl, of Wisconsin
3. Dianne Feinstein, of California
4. Russell D. Feingold, of Wisconsin
5. Charles E. Schumer, of New York
6. Richard Durbin, of Illinois
7. Benjamin L. Cardin, of Maryland
8. Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island
9. (tba)
10. (tba)
11. (tba)

Senate Committee on Rules and Administration

1. Charles E. Schumer, of New York, Chairman
2. Dianne Feinstein, of California
3. Christopher J. Dodd, of Connecticut
4. Robert C. Byrd, of West Virginia
5. Daniel K. Inouye, of Hawaii
6. Richard Durbin, of Illinois
7. E. Benjamin Nelson, of Nebraska
8. Patty Murray, of Washington
9. Mark L. Pryor, of Arkansas
10. (tba)
11. (tba)


Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

1. Mary L. Landrieu, of Louisiana, Chairwoman
2. John Kerry, of Massachusetts
3. Carl Levin, of Michigan
4. Tom Harkin, of Iowa
5. Joseph I. Lieberman, of Connecticut
6. Maria Cantwell, of Washington
7. Evan Bayh, of Indiana
8. Mark L. Pryor, of Arkansas
9. Benjamin L. Cardin, of Maryland
10. (tba)
11. (tba)



Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs

1. Daniel K. Akaka, of Hawaii, Chairman
2. John D. Rockefeller IV, of West Virginia
3. Patty Murray, of Washington
4. Bernard Sanders, of Vermont
5. Sherrod Brown, of Ohio
6. Jim Webb, of Virginia
7. Jon Tester, of Montana
8. (tba)
9. (tba)

Joint Economic Committee

1. Charles E. Schumer, of New York, Vice Chairman
2. Edward M. Kennedy, of Massachusetts
3. Jeff Bingaman, of New Mexico, Chairman
4. Amy Klobuchar, of Minnesota
5. Robert P. Casey, Jr., of Pennsylvania
6. Jim Webb, of Virginia

Newly Elected Democratic Senators' Committee Assignments for the 111th Congress

(Subject to Negotiations Following Republican Leadership Elections)

Mark Udall, of Colorado
* Senate Committee on Armed Services
* Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Tom Udall, of New Mexico
* Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
* Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Jeanne Shaheen, of New Hampshire
* Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
* Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Mark Warner, of Virginia
-- Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
--Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Kay Hagan, of North Carolina
* Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
* Senate Committee on Armed Services

Jeff Merkely, of Oregon
* Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
* Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Mark Begich, of Alaska
* Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
* Senate Committee on Armed Services

--Sarah Lovenheim

By Washington Post editors  |  January 14, 2009; 8:30 AM ET
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Comments

It is hard to know if awarding an important Chairmanship of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is the work of Senator Reid or the entire Democratic caucus.

Whomever is to blame demonstrated a total lack of courage, loyalty to the electorate and concern for the welfare of our country.

Rewarding a modern day Ephialtes and a practiced 'back stabber' just doesn't make any sense - political, economic or social.

Posted by: dikaslogos | January 14, 2009 2:27 PM | Report abuse

There is no way that the traitor should be a chairman OF ANY COMMITTEE ! !

The Democrats needs Rahm's steel balls .

Disgusting, but it figures.

What about change ? ? ? ? ? ?

.

Posted by: swanieaz | January 14, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Where is the new junior Senator from Illinois ? ?

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Posted by: swanieaz | January 14, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Senator-Designate Burris will be sworn in tomorrow: http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/burris-to-be-sworn-in-thursday-2009-01-13.html

But until he's sworn in and is officially a senator, he can't have committee assignments.

Posted by: forget@menot.com | January 14, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

I totally agree with the previous comments as regards that independent louse that they're letting serve as chair of an important committee after all he did to aid the enemy in the election. When he threatened to leave when they were even thinking about denying the chairmanship, they should have said "Don't let the door hit you on the way out." They've also got a lot of vacancies to fill. Most important of all, in my view, are those on the Judiciary Committee. It's very important that the most liberal judges imaginable be confirmed (especially at the Supreme Court level). Republican presidents and weak "Democratic" Senators (who voted against filibusters) have all but destroyed the Supreme Court and some lower courts ideologically and it's past time to try to get some balance. Being "nice" and settling for moderation and consensus will not do.

Posted by: ksteve | January 18, 2009 4:53 AM | Report abuse

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