Committee reapportionments for the 112th Congress began to leak out Thursday, and the following 22 Republicans will serve on the Ways and Means Committee, according to a list obtained by Roll Call.
Democratic seats on the panel will fall from 26 to 15, a GOP aide with knowledge of the cuts told Roll Call. Democrats have not confirmed the number, and their Members on the committee have not been identified.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.