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On the Hill…

January 4, 2013—Both House and Senate Republicans made announcements regarding 113th committee assignments. The House Appropriations Committee Dec. 31 announced subcommittee chairs, including:

  • Labor, Health and Human Services, Education –Rep. Jack Kingston (Ga.);
  • Commerce, Justice, and Science –Rep. Frank Wolf (Va.); and
  • Military Construction, Veterans Affairs – Rep. John Culberson (Texas).

The Senate Republicans Jan. 3 released all committee assignments, pending ratification by the conference and the full Senate. Members of each committee will meet to elect their ranking members. Members include:

Appropriations:

  • Thad Cochran (Miss.)

  • Mitch McConnell (Ky.)

  • Richard Shelby (Ala.)

  • Lamar Alexander (Tenn.)

  • Susan Collins (Maine)

  • Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)

  • Lindsey Graham (S.C.)

  • Mark Kirk (Ill.)

  • Dan Coats (Ind.)

  • Roy Blunt (Mo.)

  • Jerry Moran (Kan.)

  • John Hoeven (N.D.)

  • Mike Johanns (Neb.)

  • John Boozman (Ark.)

Finance:

  • Orrin Hatch (Utah)

  • Chuck Grassley (Iowa)

  • Mike Crapo (Idaho)

  • Pat Roberts (Kan.)

  • Mike Enzi (Wyo.)

  • John Cornyn (Texas)

  • John Thune (S.D.)

  • Richard Burr (N.C.)

  • Johnny Isakson (Ga.)

  • Rob Portman (Ohio)

  • Pat Toomey (Penn.)

Health, Education, Labor and Pensions:

  • Mike Enzi (Wyo.)

  • Lamar Alexander (Tenn.)

  • Richard Burr (N.C.)

  • Johnny Isakson (Ga.)

  • Rand Paul (Ky.)

  • Orrin Hatch (Utah)

  • Pat Roberts (Kan.)

  • Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)

  • Mark Kirk (Ill.)

  • Tim Scott (S.C.)

Budget:

  • Jeff Sessions (Ala.)

  • Chuck Grassley (Iowa)

  • Mike Enzi (Wyo.)

  • Mike Crapo (Idaho)

  • Lindsey Graham (S.C.)

  • Rob Portman (Ohio)

  • Pat Toomey (Pa.)

  • Ron Johnson (Wis.)

  • Kelly Ayotte (N.H.)

  • Roger Wicker (Miss.)

Veterans’ Affairs:

  • Richard Burr (N.C.)

  • Johnny Isakson (Ga.)

  • Mike Johanns (Neb.)

  • Jerry Moran (Kan.)

  • John Boozman (Ark.)

  • Dean Heller (Nev.)

Lastly, the House Republican Conference Jan. 3 re-elected John Boehner (Ohio) to serve as Speaker of the House, and House Democrats re-elected Nancy Pelosi to serve as Minority Leader for the 113th Congress.

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Email: jkleinman@aamc.org