Sanders, Warner Tapped to Chair Powerful Senate Committees

February 3, 2021 Updated: February 3, 2021

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will chair the Senate Budget Committee while Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) will take the top post for the Senate Intelligence Committee, according to assignments announced Tuesday.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced choices for budget chairs and members, a few weeks after Democrats took control of the upper chamber.

Sanders takes over from Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.).

Warner takes over from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).

Other chairs include Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) for the Senate Banking Committee, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) for the Senate Finance Committee, and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) will chair the Senate Judiciary Committee while Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), the former ranking member, will chair the Senate Homeland Security Committee. Republicans haven’t announced Senate committee assignments as of yet. See the full list of assignments below.

Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry

Senator Stabenow – Chair

  • Senator Leahy
  • Senator Brown
  • Senator Klobuchar
  • Senator Bennet
  • Senator Gillibrand
  • Senator Smith
  • Senator Durbin
  • Senator Booker
  • Senator Luján
  • Senator Warnock

 

Appropriations

Senator Leahy – Chair

  • Senator Murray
  • Senator Feinstein
  • Senator Durbin
  • Senator Reed
  • Senator Tester
  • Senator Shaheen
  • Senator Merkley
  • Senator Coons
  • Senator Schatz
  • Senator Baldwin
  • Senator Murphy
  • Senator Manchin
  • Senator Van Hollen
  • Senator Heinrich

 

Armed Services

Senator Reed – Chair

  • Senator Shaheen
  • Senator Gillibrand
  • Senator Blumenthal
  • Senator Hirono
  • Senator Kaine
  • Senator King
  • Senator Warren
  • Senator Peters
  • Senator Manchin
  • Senator Duckworth
  • Senator Rosen
  • Senator Kelly

 

Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs

Senator Brown – Chair

  • Senator Reed
  • Senator Menendez
  • Senator Tester
  • Senator Warner
  • Senator Warren
  • Senator Van Hollen
  • Senator Cortez Masto
  • Senator Smith
  • Senator Sinema
  • Senator Ossoff
  • Senator Warnock

 

Budget

Senator Sanders – Chair

  • Senator Murray
  • Senator Wyden
  • Senator Stabenow
  • Senator Whitehouse
  • Senator Warner
  • Senator Merkley
  • Senator Kaine
  • Senator Van Hollen
  • Senator Luján
  • Senator Padilla

 

Commerce, Science & Transportation

Senator Cantwell – Chair

  • Senator Klobuchar
  • Senator Blumenthal
  • Senator Schatz
  • Senator Markey
  • Senator Peters
  • Senator Baldwin
  • Senator Duckworth
  • Senator Tester
  • Senator Sinema
  • Senator Rosen
  • Senator Luján
  • Senator Hickenlooper
  • Senator Warnock

 

Energy & Natural Resources

Senator Manchin – Chair

  • Senator Wyden
  • Senator Cantwell
  • Senator Sanders
  • Senator Heinrich
  • Senator Hirono
  • Senator King
  • Senator Cortez Masto
  • Senator Kelly
  • Senator Hickenlooper

 

Environment & Public Works

Senator Carper – Chair

  • Senator Cardin
  • Senator Sanders
  • Senator Whitehouse
  • Senator Merkley
  • Senator Markey
  • Senator Duckworth
  • Senator Stabenow
  • Senator Kelly
  • Senator Padilla

 

Finance

Senator Wyden– Chair

  • Senator Stabenow
  • Senator Cantwell
  • Senator Menendez
  • Senator Carper
  • Senator Cardin
  • Senator Brown
  • Senator Bennet
  • Senator Casey
  • Senator Warner
  • Senator Whitehouse
  • Senator Hassan
  • Senator Cortez Masto
  • Senator Warren

 

Foreign Relations

Senator Menendez – Chair

  • Senator Cardin
  • Senator Shaheen
  • Senator Coons
  • Senator Murphy
  • Senator Kaine
  • Senator Markey
  • Senator Merkley
  • Senator Booker
  • Senator Schatz
  • Senator Van Hollen

 

Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

Senator Murray – Chair

  • Senator Sanders
  • Senator Casey
  • Senator Baldwin
  • Senator Murphy
  • Senator Kaine
  • Senator Hassan
  • Senator Smith
  • Senator Rosen
  • Senator Luján
  • Senator Hickenlooper

 

Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Senator Peters – Chair

  • Senator Carper
  • Senator Hassan
  • Senator Sinema
  • Senator Rosen
  • Senator Padilla
  • Senator Ossoff

 

Intelligence

Senator Warner – Chair

  • Senator Feinstein
  • Senator Wyden
  • Senator Heinrich
  • Senator King
  • Senator Bennet
  • Senator Casey
  • Senator Gillibrand
  • Senator Reed (ex officio)
  • Senator Schumer (ex officio)

 

Judiciary

Senator Durbin – Chair

  • Senator Leahy
  • Senator Feinstein
  • Senator Whitehouse
  • Senator Klobuchar
  • Senator Coons
  • Senator Blumenthal
  • Senator Hirono
  • Senator Booker
  • Senator Padilla
  • Senator Ossoff

 

Rules & Administration

Senator Klobuchar – Chair

  • Senator Feinstein
  • Senator Schumer
  • Senator Durbin
  • Senator Warner
  • Senator Leahy
  • Senator King
  • Senator Padilla
  • Senator Ossoff

 

Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Senator Cardin – Chair

  • Senator Cantwell
  • Senator Shaheen
  • Senator Markey
  • Senator Booker
  • Senator Coons
  • Senator Hirono
  • Senator Duckworth
  • Senator Rosen
  • Senator Hickenlooper

 

Veterans’ Affairs

Senator Tester – Chair

  • Senator Murray
  • Senator Sanders
  • Senator Brown
  • Senator Blumenthal
  • Senator Hirono
  • Senator Manchin
  • Senator Sinema
  • Senator Hassan

 

Aging

Senator Casey – Chair

  • Senator Gillibrand
  • Senator Blumenthal
  • Senator Warren
  • Senator Rosen
  • Senator Kelly
  • Senator Warnock

 

Ethics

Senator Coons – Chair

  • Senator Schatz
  • Senator Shaheen

 

Indian Affairs

Senator Schatz – Chair

  • Senator Cantwell
  • Senator Tester
  • Senator Cortez Masto
  • Senator Smith
  • Senator Luján

 

Joint Economic

Senator Heinrich – Chair

  • Senator Klobuchar
  • Senator Hassan
  • Senator Kelly
  • Senator Warnock
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