Blumenthal joins Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee

"Our caucus is more diverse than ever, with a record sixteen female Democratic senators serving in the next Congress,” Reid said in a statement announcing the Democratic committee assignments.

“These committee assignments will allow all members of our caucus to bring their unique talents and expertise to bear as we work together to advance the interests of the middle class,” he continued.

The Democratic roster on the Senate Environment and Public Works will remain the same in the 113th Congress. The panel will continued to be chaired by Sen. Boxer.