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Who Might Chair Senate Committees With A Democratic Majority

It appears that Reverend Warnock (D) has unseated Senator Loeffler (R) in Georgia and John Ossoff (D) is currently leading Senator Perdue (R). While we await the final results in Georgia, we thought it would be of interest to look at who is likely to chair the various Senate Committees should Democrats take the Senate majority.


The following list is based upon the expectation that Senators who are currently the lead Democrat on each committee will assume the chair.  We caution that there is always the chance that some changes could still happen.


Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee:

Chair: Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.


Senate Appropriations Committee:

Chair: Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.


Senate Armed Services Committee:

Chair: Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I.


Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee:

Chair: Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio


Senate Budget Committee:

Chair: Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.


Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee:

Chair: Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.


Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee:

Chair: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V.


Senate Environment and Public Works Committee:

Chair: Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del.


Senate Finance Committee:

Chair: Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.


Senate Foreign Relations Committee:

Chair: Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J.


Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee:

Chair: Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.


Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee:

Chair: Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee:

Chair: Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. Retired – Maria Cantwell, D-Wash, is next in line.


Senate Judiciary Committee:

Chair: Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Il.


Senate Rules and Administration Committee:

Chair: Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.


Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee:  

Chair: Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md.


Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee:

Chair: Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana


Senate Select Committee on Ethics:

Chair: Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.


Senate Select Committee on Intelligence:

Chair: Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.


Senate Joint Committee on Printing:

Chair: N/A


Senate Joint Committee on Taxation:

Chair: N/A


Senate Joint Committee on the Library:

Chair: N/A


Senate Joint Economic Committee:

Chair: N/A


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