Senate Democrats Announce Committee Assignments for the 113th Congress

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Senate Democrats Announce Committee Assignments for the 113th Congress
New Mexico Senators Land Appropriations and Energy Seats

WASHINGTON—The Senate Democratic leadership announced this week its assignments for committees in the 113th Congress. The anticipated committee assignments are subject to approval by the full Democratic caucus and approval of an organizing resolution by the full Senate when the 113th Congress convenes in January.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said, “I am excited to work with the members of our expanded majority. Our caucus is more diverse than ever, with a record sixteen female Democratic senators serving in the next Congress.”

Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will join the Committee on Appropriations. "A seat on the Appropriations Committee is very meaningful for New Mexico. From the labs, to the military bases and our public lands, we have a large federal presence in our state. I have no illusions about the difficult economic times and budgetary constraints our nation is facing, and I am eager to do my best and defend New Mexico through the appropriations process," Sen. Tom Udall said.

Udall will continue serving on the committees on Foreign Relations, Environment and Public Works, Indian Affairs and Rules and Administration.

Sen.-elect Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., will join the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Sen.-elect Heinrich replaces New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman who is retiring at the end of this legislative session.

In the House chamber, Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s third Congressional District will join the Energy and Commerce Committee.

The House is expected to announce other committee assignments in the coming weeks.

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New Mexico Senators Land Appropriations and Energy Seats
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