Congressional Democrats have identified their incoming committee leadership for the 116th Congress, although the full caucus must still weigh in and a few key chairs will have to wait until the House speakership contest is settled. In the Senate meanwhile, the roster is finished, with some notable movement in the smaller Democratic minority.
The House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee made its recommendations for most committee chairmanships in the new Congress on Tuesday evening, with a few others designated Monday. The full caucus must still approve the choices.
The selections are as follows. A few picks are not yet announced, including those appointed by the speaker, including Rules and House Administration.
- Agriculture: Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota
- Appropriations: Nita M. Lowey of New York
- Armed Services: Adam Smith of Washington
- Education and Labor: Robert C. Scott of Virginia (committee currently named Education and the Workforce)
- Energy and Commerce: Frank Pallone Jr. of New Jersey
- Financial Services: Maxine Waters of California
- Foreign Affairs: Eliot L. Engel of New York
- Homeland Security: Bennie Thompson of Mississippi
- Judiciary: Jerrold Nadler of New York
- Natural Resources: Raúl M. Grijalva of Arizona
- Oversight and Government Reform: Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland
- Science, Space and Technology: Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas
- Small Business: Nydia M. Velázquez of New York
- Transportation and Infrastructure: Peter A. DeFazio of Oregon
- Veterans’ Affairs: Mark Takano of California
- Ways and Means: Richard E. Neal of Massachusetts
House Republicans voted on their ranking members in November.
Senate Democrats on Tuesday also released their list of ranking members for the 116th Congress. It is as follows. Those new to their position are listed with an asterisk.
- Agriculture: Debbie Stabenow of Michigan
- Appropriations: Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont (vice chairman)
- Armed Services: Jack Reed of Rhode Island
- Banking: Sherrod Brown of Ohio
- Budget: Bernie Sanders of Vermont
- Commerce, Science and Transportation: Maria Cantwell of Washington*
- Energy and Natural Resources: Joe Manchin III of West Virginia*
- Environment and Public Works: Thomas R. Carper of Delaware
- Finance: Ron Wyden of Oregon
- Foreign Relations: Robert Menendez of New Jersey
- Health, Education, Labor and Pensions: Patty Murray of Washington
- Homeland Security and Government Affairs: Gary Peters of Michigan*
- Judiciary: Dianne Feinstein of California
- Rules: Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
- Small Business: Benjamin L. Cardin of Maryland
- Veterans’ Affairs: Jon Tester of Montana
- Aging: Bob Casey of Pennsylvania
- Ethics: Chris Coons of Delaware (vice chairman)
- Indian Affairs: Tom Udall of New Mexico (vice chairman)
- Intelligence: Mark Warner of Virginia (vice chairman)