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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Bernie's Committee Assignments!

Posted By on Tue, Nov 14, 2006 at 6:32 PM


Sanders Announces Anticipated Committee Assignments


Washington DC- Incoming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) today announced the anticipated committee assignments for members of the Democratic Caucus in the 110th  Congress. Senator-Elect Sanders has received placements on Environment and Public Works (EPW); Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP); Energy and Natural Resources; Budget; and Veterans' Affairs. These assignments include three committee positions previously held by Senator Jim Jeffords (EPW, HELP, and Veterans' Affairs.)

Sanders said, "These are very strong assignments and I appreciate Senator Reid responding positively to my requests. As a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee, I will have the opportunity to strongly impact the direction of our national health care policy and will work tirelessly to move our country towards universal health care. I am also looking forward to the opportunity to promote responsible spending as part of the Budget committee and develop forward-thinking energy and environmental policies as a member of the Energy and EPW committees. Finally, I am particularly pleased with this opportunity to work for our nation's veterans on the Veterans' Affairs committee and will use this position to ensure that our government looks out for the brave men and women that have served our country. 

"These committee selections put our state in a strong position to promote responsible, forward-thinking national policies and I am looking forward to getting to work for the people of Vermont as a member of the United States Senate." 


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