Five House Dems lose seats on Appropriations Committee

As a result of the loss of their majority, Democratic membership on the committee is shrinking from 37 members to 21.

Reps. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), and Ben Chandler (D-Ky.) also lost their places on the committee. The Democratic Steering Committee made the decision on Friday based on seniority on the committee.

Eleven Democrats on the committee either retired or lost their reelection bids in November.

As previously announced, the committee ranking member will be Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Wash.)

Remaining on the committee are: Reps. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.), Nita Lowey  (D-N.Y.), José Serrano (D-N.Y.), Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Jim MoranJames (Jim) Patrick MoranLawmakers, media serve up laughs at annual 'Will on the Hill' Dems face close polls in must-win Virginia Billionaire Trump donor hires lobbyists to help vets MORE (D-Va.), John Olver (D-Mass.), Ed PastorEdward (Ed) Lopez PastorWhich phone do lawmakers like the most? CAMPAIGN OVERNIGHT: Political tomfoolery Pastor endorses in race to replace him MORE (D-Ariz.), David Price (D-N.C.), Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), Sam FarrSamuel (Sam) Sharon FarrMedical marijuana supporters hopeful about government funding bill Marijuana advocates to give away free joints on Capitol Hill DEA decision against reclassifying marijuana ignores public opinion MORE (D-Calif.), Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.), Steven Rothman (D-N.J.), Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffWhite House faces growing outcry over migrant family policies Schiff: ‘Deeply disturbing’ that FBI gave Nunes confidential info on Clinton's emails Schiff: White House using migrant kids’ grief and tears to build border wall MORE (D-Calif.), Michael Honda (D-Calif.), and Betty McCollum (D-Minn.).

Only 29 Republicans will serve on the panel, as part of a Republican pledge to shrink the size of the committee. The GOP also pushed through a 9 percent cut in the committee budget last week.