Ranking Dems on Senate Appropriations subpanels named

Democrats on the Senate Appropriations Committee Friday announced the 12 subcommittee ranking members who will have some influence over federal spending in the new Congress. 

Of the 12 subcommittees, eight will have new leadership, while the other four will have the same senators focusing on the same areas as the last Congress.

The new ranking members include Sen. Jeff MerkleyJeff MerkleyFive takeaways from Pruitt's EPA hearing Overnight Energy: Trump's EPA pick faces Congress | 2016 is hottest year on record Booker to vote against Tillerson MORE (D-Ore.), who will be on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration; Sen. Chris CoonsChris CoonsTrump, Democrats can bridge divide to make college more affordable Senate Dems urge Sessions to abstain from voting on Trump’s Cabinet picks Booker to vote against Tillerson MORE (D-Del.), who moves to Financial Services and General Government; Sen. Jeanne Shaheen Jeanne Shaheen5 billion reasons Rex Tillerson is wrong Mattis's views on women in combat takes center stage Tillerson won't rule out Muslim registry MORE (D-N.H.), who will be on Homeland Security; Sen. Tom UdallTom UdallPaul, Lee call on Trump to work with Congress on foreign policy Senate takes first step toward repealing ObamaCare Tillerson discloses assets worth up to 0M MORE (D-N.M.), who moves to Interior and the Environment; Sen. Patty MurrayPatty MurrayOvernight Healthcare: Takeaways from Price's hearing | Trump scrambles GOP health plans Five takeaways from Price's confirmation hearing Live coverage: Tom Price's confirmation hearing MORE (D-Wash.), who will be on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education; Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), who will be on the Legislative Branch; Sen. Jon TesterJon TesterSenators introduce dueling miners bills Live coverage: The Senate's 'vote-a-rama' Dems attack Trump SEC pick's ties to Wall Street MORE (D-Mont.), who moves to Military Construction and Veterans; and Sen. Jack ReedJack ReedSenate seeks deal on Trump nominees Senate seeks deal on Trump nominees Senate panel easily approves waiver for Mattis MORE (D-R.I.), who  moves to Transportation, Housing and Urban Development.

The other subcommittees’ ranking members are Sens. Dick DurbinDick DurbinTrump Treasury pick to defend foreclosure record Senate Democrats brace for Trump era Senators introduce dueling miners bills MORE (D-Ill.), Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinSenate seeks deal on Trump nominees Manning commutation sparks Democratic criticism Senate seeks deal on Trump nominees MORE (D-Calif.) and Patrick LeahyPatrick LeahySenate panel sets vote on Sessions for AG Obama admin injects another 0M into global climate fund Justice, FBI to be investigated over Clinton probes MORE (D-Vt.) and the full panel’s ranking member, Barbara MikulskiBarbara MikulskiThe Hill's 12:30 Report Senate swears in new members Van Hollen lands seat on Banking Committee MORE (D-Md.).

Mikulski previously chaired the committee when Democrats were in control of the Senate.

Sen. Thad CochranThad CochranGOP senators voice misgivings about short-term spending bill Trump's wrong to pick Bannon or Sessions for anything Bottom Line MORE (D-Miss.) was officially elected Thursday as the panel’s new chairman. Cochran has not yet announced the “cardinals” for the new Congress — the prized spots on the committee because they’re in charge of how money is spent across the government.

Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) remains the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.