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How the election could reshape key finance, banking committees

Several finance and banking committee chairmanships will turn over in the next Congress.

Retirements, term limits and two electoral losses have retooled the slate of Republican leaders charged with shaping financial policy. 

GOP control of the White House, Senate and House of Representatives could usher sweeping changes to United States financial regulation, tax policy and trade. 

Committee memberships are reassigned each Congress, and preliminary guesses are based on current seniority.

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Here’s an early look at who could be in charge. 

Senate Banking Committee: 

Out: Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)

In: Sen. Mike CrapoMichael (Mike) Dean CrapoSenate Republicans call on Trump to preserve NAFTA Dems rip Trump's Fed pick as Senate panel mulls three key nominees Trump calls for looser rules for bank loans in Dodd-Frank overhaul MORE (R-Idaho)

Republican conference term limits prevent Shelby from chairing the Banking Committee in 2017. He’ll likely hand the gavel to Crapo, the second-most senior Republican on the panel that oversees U.S. banks and federal bank regulators.

Shelby was criticized by Democrats and financial services lobbyists for a lack of major legislative accomplishments and votes on top administration nominees. 

Crapo has received bipartisan praise, and both he and Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownTrump accuses Dems of 'treasonous' behavior Former Ohio football star faces conservative rival in GOP primary fight Dems press Trump for 'Buy American' proposals in infrastructure plan MORE (Ohio), the committee’s ranking Democrat, touted their close working relationship.

Crapo will have to usher a slew of critical administration nominees through the committee and lead the Senate’s efforts on an expected revamp of post-recession financial regulation.

Senate Banking Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance

Out: Sen. Mark KirkMark Steven KirkHigh stakes as Trump heads to Hill Five things to watch for at Trump-Senate GOP meeting Giffords, Scalise highlight party differences on guns MORE (R-Ill.)

In: Unclear

Kirk was one of the few incumbent Republican senators to lose Tuesday night. The five-person subpanel he controls is small, but drew attention with hearings on the Obama administration’s cash lawsuit settlement with Iran that coincided with the release of several American prisoners.

Sens. Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonThis week: Trump delivers State of the Union amid immigration fight Ingraham: White House yanked immigration plan defense from show After shutdown surrender, why should progressives ever trust Chuck Schumer again? MORE (Ark.) and Ben Sasse (Neb.) are the two remaining GOP senators on the subcommittee. Cotton is more senior than Sasse, but Republicans will need to add another member to the panel to maintain their 3-2 majority. If that Republican is more senior than Cotton, he or she would likely be the new chairperson.

Senate Banking Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment

Out: Crapo

In: Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerPentagon: War in Afghanistan will cost billion in 2018 K.T. McFarland officially withdrawn as nominee for ambassador K.T. McFarland withdraws as nominee for ambassador MORE (R-Tenn.) or Pat Toomey (R-Pa.)

Crapo would likely hand off the gavel of this subcommittee once he takes the full committee’s chairmanship. Corker is the next-most senior Republican but already chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. It’s rare for a full committee chairman to hold a subcommittee chairmanship, making Toomey a likely successor to Crapo.

The committee had broad jurisdiction over securities markets, exchanges, government-sponsored enterprises and derivatives, making it an integral first step for a wide array of bills.

President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' MORE’s late rise and unexpected win triggered a stock market meltdown Tuesday night through early Wednesday morning. The uncertainty surrounding his presidency and platform could weigh heavily on stocks and trading, adding to the weight on this committee’s shoulders.

Senate Finance Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight

Out: Crapo

In: Unclear 

If Crapo chairs the Banking Committee and surrenders his subcommittee gavels, it could set off a massive shuffle within the Finance Committee for subpanel chairmanships. It’s unclear how this would shake out, given the high number of full committee chairmen who sit on Finance subcommittees.

Whoever chairs the subcommittee might need to channel renewed pressure on the IRS from Republicans emboldened by their sweeping victory.

Senate Finance Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure

Out: Sen. Dan CoatsDaniel (Dan) Ray CoatsThe danger of injecting politics into our American intelligence agencies Dan Coats met with Kelly to air concerns about memo release: report CIA head defends meeting with Russian spy chief MORE (R-Ind.)

In: Unclear

Coats is retiring, leaving control of the subcommittee up to a slew of shuffling gavels. This subpanel could shape Trump’s promised southern border wall, infrastructure package and looser environmental standards for energy sources.

House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises

Out: Rep. Scott GarrettErnest (Scott) Scott GarrettManufacturers press Senate to approve Ex-Im board members Let's hope Republicans use the new year to get moving on Trump's nominees Now is the time to fix Ex-Im Bank MORE (R-N.J.)

In: Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.)

Garrett lost his reelection campaign to Rep.-elect Josh Gottheimer (D) after reported objections to LGBT Republican candidates alienated voters in his northern New Jersey district.

Garrett’s departure means King is next in line to control the influential Financial Services subpanel that oversees major banks and financial institutions. 

House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit

Out: Rep. Randy NeugebauerRobert (Randy) Randolph NeugebauerCordray announces he's leaving consumer bureau, promotes aide to deputy director GOP eager for Trump shake-up at consumer bureau Lobbying World MORE (R-Texas)

In: Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) or Frank Lucas (R-Okla.)

Neugebauer is retiring from Congress this year, meaning Pearce or Lucas would be next in line to lead the panel with oversight over federal financial regulators, including the Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Pearce is the committee’s vice chairman, and Lucas is next-most senior Republican. 

House Financial Services Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing

Out: Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.)

In: Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.) or Peter King 

Fitzpatrick’s retirement means control of the special panel could go to Pittenger, its vice chairman, or King, former House Homeland Security Committee chairman. The panel’s jurisdiction includes money laundering and state-sponsored terrorism.

House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy

Out: Rep. Charles BoustanyCharles William BoustanyDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Americans worried about retirement should look to employee ownership Top Lobbyists 2017: Hired Guns MORE (R-La.)

In: Unclear

Boustany abandoned his House seat in an unsuccessful Senate run. The ascension of full committee Chairman Rep. Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradyOvernight Finance: Senators near two-year budget deal | Trump would 'love to see a shutdown' over immigration | Dow closes nearly 600 points higher after volatile day | Trade deficit at highest level since 2008 | Pawlenty leaving Wall Street group Lawmakers discuss extending expired tax breaks in spending bill Dow falls more than 1,000 in biggest daily point-drop ever MORE (R-Texas) set off a musical chairs of subcommittee gavels. There’s no clear successor for Boustany, but whoever takes his gavel could play an integral role in polishing and shepherding Trump’s tax reform.