Republicans add three to Banking Committee

Republicans add three to Banking Committee

Republican Sens. David Perdue (Ga.), Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisAllies warn Trump against interview with Mueller: report This week: Clock ticks toward shutdown deadline White House details demands as part of DACA deal MORE (N.C.) and John Kennedy (La.) will join the Senate Banking Committee this year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Overnight Finance: Lawmakers see shutdown odds rising | Trump calls for looser rules for bank loans | Consumer bureau moves to revise payday lending rule | Trump warns China on trade deficit MORE (R-Ky.) announced on Tuesday.

The trio will replace former Republican Sen. David VitterDavid Bruce VitterWhere is due process in all the sexual harassment allegations? Not the Senate's job to second-guess Alabama voters The Senate 'ethics' committee is a black hole where allegations die MORE of Louisiana, who retired; Sen. Mark KirkMark 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 of Illinois, who was voted out of office; and Sen. Jerry MoranGerald (Jerry) MoranDoug Jones to become only Dem senator with black chief of staff Congress should stand for rural America by enhancing broadband connectivity Immigrant entrepreneurs are vital to American prosperity MORE of Kansas, who left the Banking panel for a spot on the Environment and Public Works Committee.

Sen. Mike CrapoMichael (Mike) Dean CrapoTrump calls for looser rules for bank loans in Dodd-Frank overhaul Week ahead: Lawmakers eye another short-term spending bill Overnight Finance: Trump promises farmers 'better deal' on NAFTA | Clock ticks to shutdown deadline | Dems worry Trump pressuring IRS on withholdings | SEC halts trading in digital currency firm MORE (R-Idaho) will chair the committee, replacing Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.). Shelby will still serve on the Banking Committee but is prohibited from holding the chairmanship because of Senate Republican rules on term limits.

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Democrats will add Sens. Brian Schatz (Hawaii), Chris Van Hollen (Md.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (Nev.) to the Banking Committee, as Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDemocrats will need to explain if they shut government down over illegal immigration White House: Trump remarks didn't derail shutdown talks Schumer defends Durbin after GOP senator questions account of Trump meeting MORE (D-N.Y.) and Jeff MerkleyJeffrey (Jeff) Alan MerkleyEarly tax bill reality very different than Democratic rhetoric Senate GOP seeks to change rules for Trump picks Dem senators tear into Trump: Tax bill 'a very big Christmas gift from Trump to himself' MORE (D-Ore.) exit the panel. 

Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownSenate campaign fundraising reports roll in Commerce sends Trump long-awaited steel report GOP Rep. Jim Renacci announces Ohio Senate bid MORE (Ohio) will stay on as the committee’s ranking Democrat.