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Cochran, Wicker receive committee assignments

Monday, December 15th, 2014

The communications office for the Senate Republican Conference has released the committee assignments for the 114th Congress with Mississippi Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker getting solid, but expected, assignments. I think we can infer from the list that indeed, Cochran will return to his position as Chairman of Senate Appropriations, but as the release notes, the “assignments are subject to ratification by the Republican Conference as well as the full Senate. New Committee Chairs will be selected by a vote of the members of each respective panel and then ratified by the Republican Conference.”

Here are Mississippi’s Senate committee assignments with my notes in parenthesis.

Senator Thad Cochran
Appropriations (Likely Chairman)
Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry (Formerly Ranking Member)
Rules and Administration (Listed Third)

Senator Roger Wicker
Armed Services (Likely Sub-Committee Chairman of Seapower)
Budget
Commerce, Science and Transportation (2nd in Seniority; Likely Telecom Subcommittee Chair)
Environment and Public Works
Rules and Administration

Here is the full release.


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