Isakson, Portman, Toomey to join Finance panel

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Scott and fellow freshman Sens. Jeff FlakeJeff FlakeTrump slams 'sad' Republicans who won't 'protect' him Trump backers eye GOP primary challenges for Flake, Heller McCain’s primary challenger asks him to step aside after diagnosis MORE (R-Ariz.) and Ted CruzTed CruzCruz being considered to replace Sessions: report GOP seeks to meet referee’s rule on healthcare repeal Brooks sparks controversy with Scalise shooting ad MORE (R-Texas) will also join the Senate Special Committee on Aging, which reviews Medicare's performance.

In addition, Sen. Kelly AyotteKelly AyotteOPINION: Democracy will send ISIS to the same grave as communism Kelly Ayotte joins defense contractor's board of directors Week ahead: Comey firing dominates Washington MORE (R-N.H.) will take part in that panel, as GOP Sens. Jerry MoranJerry MoranSenate healthcare bill appears headed for failure The Memo: Trump tries to bend Congress to his will Tensions linger between Trump and GOP lawmakers MORE (Kan.), Ron JohnsonRon JohnsonUnhappy senators complain about healthcare process Cruz: Tax reform chances ‘drop significantly’ if healthcare fails GOP frets over stalled agenda MORE (Wis.), Richard Shelby (Ala.), Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamWeek ahead: Senate defense bill faces delay Week ahead: Uncertainty surrounds ObamaCare repeal vote Trump's DOJ gears up for crackdown on marijuana MORE (S.C.) and Saxby ChamblissSaxby ChamblissFormer GOP senator: Let Dems engage on healthcare bill OPINION: Left-wing politics will be the demise of the Democratic Party GOP hopefuls crowd Georgia special race MORE (Ga.) depart it.

Committee assignments are pending ratification by the GOP conference and the Senate as a whole, leaders noted.