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March 27, 2015—Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced March 27 that he will not seek re-election in 2016. First elected to the House in 1982, Minority Leader Reid began his work in the Senate in 1986, where he has served as Democratic leader since 2005.

House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) announced March 17 that Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) has been appointed to serve on the committee. Rep. Palazzo will serve on the Agriculture; Commerce, Justice, and Science; and Legislative Branch subcommittees.

Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) announced March 24 that he will not seek re-election in 2016. After serving in both the House and Senate from 1981-1999, Sen. Coats was named U.S. Ambassador to Germany. He returned to the Senate in 2011 and has since served on the Finance and Select Intelligence Committees, and as chairman of the Joint Economic Committee.

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