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.

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The new ranking members include Sen. Jeff MerkleyJeffrey (Jeff) Alan MerkleyOvernight Energy: Senate confirms Bridenstine as NASA chief | Watchdog probes Pruitt’s use of security detail | Emails shine light on EPA science policy changes 32 male senators back Senate women's calls to change harassment rules Duckworth brings her baby to Senate vote, drawing a crowd MORE (D-Ore.), who will be on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration; Sen. Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsOvernight Defense: Pompeo clears Senate panel, on track for confirmation | Retired officers oppose Haspel for CIA director | Iran, Syria on agenda for Macron visit Pompeo headed for confirmation after surprise panel vote Pompeo lacks votes for positive vote on panel MORE (D-Del.), who moves to Financial Services and General Government; Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenSenators pledge to pursue sanctions against Turkey over imprisoned American pastor Dems walk tightrope on Pompeo nomination Menendez rips characterization of Pompeo as 'nation's top diplomat' MORE (D-N.H.), who will be on Homeland Security; Sen. Tom UdallThomas (Tom) Stewart UdallSchumer rips Trump over 'slap-dash' nominee vetting Dem senators demand Trump explain ties to Koch brothers Dem senators unveil expanded public option for health insurance MORE (D-N.M.), who moves to Interior and the Environment; Sen. Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayOvernight Health Care: Trump's VA pick on the ropes | White House signals it will fight for nominee | Senate panel approves opioid bill | FDA cracking down on e-cig sales to kids Trump's nominee for the VA is on the ropes Senate Health panel approves opioid bill 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 TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterThe Memo: Jackson ‘fiasco’ casts pall on White House Republicans want Trump’s VA nominee to withdraw Overnight Health Care: New allegations against VA nominee | Dems worry House moving too fast on opioid bills | HHS chief back in DC | FDA reexamines safety of controversial Parkinson's drug MORE (D-Mont.), who moves to Military Construction and Veterans; and Sen. Jack ReedJohn (Jack) Francis ReedDems walk tightrope on Pompeo nomination Dem senators call on FCC to protect against robocalls Senate Dems press Trump on legal justification for potential Syria strike MORE (D-R.I.), who  moves to Transportation, Housing and Urban Development.

The other subcommittees’ ranking members are Sens. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinGOP moves to cut debate time for Trump nominees Senators to Trump: Let Mueller finish Russia probe Democrats fret over GOP changes to Mueller bill MORE (D-Ill.), Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinOvernight Cybersecurity: DHS cyber nominee vows to make election security 'top priority' | CIA to allow lawmakers to review classified info on Haspel | Dems raise security concerns about Trump's phone use Democrats fret over GOP changes to Mueller bill Feinstein introduces bill allowing DHS to quickly remove 'compromised software' MORE (D-Calif.) and Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyCongress should build on the momentum from spending bill Overnight Tech: Zuckerberg grilled by lawmakers over data scandal | What we learned from marathon hearing | Facebook hit with class action lawsuit | Twitter endorses political ad disclosure bill | Uber buys bike share Overnight Cybersecurity: Zuckerberg faces grilling in marathon hearing | What we learned from Facebook chief | Dems press Ryan to help get Russia hacking records | Top Trump security adviser resigning MORE (D-Vt.) and the full panel’s ranking member, Barbara MikulskiBarbara Ann MikulskiDems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee Robert Mueller's forgotten surveillance crime spree Clinton: White House slow-walking Russia sanctions MORE (D-Md.).

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

Sen. Thad CochranWilliam (Thad) Thad CochranChamber of Commerce makes play in Mississippi Senate race for Hyde-Smith Shelby approved as Appropriations panel chairman Cindy Hyde-Smith sworn in as Mississippi's latest senator 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.