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 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.