Ayotte recieves Committee assignments

The Senate Republicans have announced their proposed Committee assignments, and first term NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte received four Committee posts, including one on the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee, often considered second only to the Appropriations Committee in influence. Ayotte was also tapped to serve on the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, the Committee on Aging, and the Small Business Committee.

The Committee selection process was led by Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo and Nebraska Sen. Mike Johanns, and assignments are subject to ratification by the full Senate. See below for a complete list of the proposed Republican Committee assignments:

Appropriations
Thad Cochran, Miss.
Mitch McConnell, Ky.
Richard Shelby, Ala.
Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas
Lamar Alexander, Tenn.
Susan Collins, Maine
Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
Lindsey Graham, S.C.
Mark Kirk, Ill.
Dan Coats, Ind.
Roy Blunt, Mo.
Jerry Moran, Kan.
James Hoeven, N.D.
Ron Johnson, Wis.

Armed Services
John McCain, Ariz.
Jim Inhofe, Okla.
Jeff Sessions, Ala.
Saxby Chambliss, Ga.
Roger Wicker, Miss.
Scott Brown, Mass.
Rob Portman, Ohio
Kelly Ayotte, N.H.
Susan Collins, Maine
Lindsey Graham, S.C.
John Cornyn, Texas
David Vitter, La.

Finance
Chuck Grassley, Iowa
Orrin Hatch, Utah
Olympia Snowe, Maine
Jon Kyl, Ariz.
Mike Crapo, Idaho
Pat Roberts, Kan.
John Ensign, Nev.
Mike Enzi, Wyo.
John Cornyn, Texas
Tom Coburn, Okla.
John Thune, S.D.

Foreign Relations
Richard Lugar, Ind.
Bob Corker, Tenn.
Jim Risch, Idaho
Marco Rubio, Fla.
Jim Inhofe, Okla.
Jim DeMint, S.C.
Johnny Isakson, Ga.
John Barrasso, Wyo.
Mike Lee, Utah

Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Saxby Chambliss, Ga.
Richard Lugar, Ind.
Thad Cochran, Miss.
Mitch McConnell, Ky.
Pat Roberts, Kan.
Mike Johanns, Neb.
John Boozman, Ark.
Chuck Grassley, Iowa
John Thune, S.D.
John Hoeven, N.D.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Richard Shelby, Ala.
Mike Crapo, Idaho
Bob Corker, Tenn.
Jim DeMint, S.C.
David Vitter, La.
Mike Johanns, Neb.
Pat Toomey, Penn.
Mark Kirk, Ill.
Jerry Moran, Kan.
Roger Wicker, Miss.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas
Olympia Snowe, Maine
John Ensign, Nev.
Jim DeMint, S.C.
John Thune, S.D.
Roger Wicker, Miss.
Johnny Isakson, Ga.
Roy Blunt, Mo.
John Boozman, Ark.
Pat Toomey, Penn.
Marco Rubio, Fla.
Kelly Ayotte, N.H.

Energy and Natural Resources
Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
Richard Burr, N.C.
John Barrasso, Wyo.
Jim Risch, Idaho
Mike Lee, Utah
Rand Paul, Ky.
Dan Coats, Ind.
Rob Portman, Ohio
John Hoeven, N.D.
Bob Corker, Tenn.

Environment and Public Works
Jim Inhofe, Okla.
David Vitter, La.
John Barrasso, Wyo.
Jeff Sessions, Ala.
Mike Crapo, Idaho
Lamar Alexander, Tenn.
Mike Johanns, Neb.
John Boozman, Ark.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Susan Collins, Maine
Tom Coburn, Okla.
Scott Brown, Mass.
John McCain, Ariz.
Ron Johnson, Wis.
John Ensign, Nev.
Rob Portman, Ohio
Rand Paul, Ky.

Judiciary
Jeff Sessions, Ala.
Orrin Hatch, Utah
Chuck Grassley, Iowa
Jon Kyl, Ariz.
Lindsey Graham, S.C.
John Cornyn, Texas
Mike Lee, Utah
Tom Coburn, Okla.

Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Mike Enzi, Wyo.
Lamar Alexander, Tenn.
Richard Burr, N.C.
Johnny Isakson, Ga.
Rand Paul, Ky.
Orrin Hatch, Utah
John McCain, Ariz.
Pat Roberts, Kan.
Lisa Murkowski, Ala.
Mark Kirk, Ill.

Aging
Bob Corker, Tenn.
Susan Collins, Maine
Orrin Hatch, Utah
Mark Kirk, Ill.
Jerry Moran, Kan.
Ron Johnson, Wis.
Kelly Ayotte, N.H.
Richard Shelby, Ala.
Lindsey Graham, S.C.
Saxby Chambliss, Ga.

Budget
Chuck Grassley, Iowa
Mike Enzi, Wyo.
Jeff Sessions, Ala.
Mike Crapo, Idaho
John Ensign, Nev.
John Cornyn, Texas
Lindsey Graham, S.C.
John Thune, S.D.
Rob Portman, Ohio
Pat Toomey, Penn.
Ron Johnson, Wis.

Ethics
Johnny Isakson, Ga.
Pat Roberts, Kan.
Jim Risch, Idaho

Indian Affairs
John Barrasso, Wyo.
John McCain, Ariz.
Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
John Hoeven, N.D.
Mike Crapo, Idaho
Mike Johanns, Neb.

Intelligence
Saxby Chambliss, Ga.
Olympia Snowe, Maine
Richard Burr, N.C.
Jim Risch, Idaho
Dan Coats, Ind.
Roy Blunt, Mo.
Marco Rubio, Fla.

Joint Economic Committee
Jim DeMint, S.C.
Dan Coats, Ind.
Mike Lee, Utah
Pat Toomey, Penn.

Rules and Administration
Mitch McConnell, Ky.
Thad Cochran, Miss.
Saxby Chambliss, Ga.
Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas
Lamar Alexander, Tenn.
Pat Roberts, Kan.
Richard Shelby, Ala.
Roy Blunt, Mo.

Small Business
Olympia Snowe, Maine
David Vitter, La.
Jim Risch, Idaho
Marco Rubio, Fla.
Rand Paul, Ky.
Kelly Ayotte, N.H.
Mike Enzi, Wyo.
Scott Brown, Mass.
Jerry Moran, Kan.

Veterans Affairs
Richard Burr, N.C.
Johnny Isakson, Ga.
Roger Wicker, Miss.
Mike Johanns, Neb.
Scott Brown, Mass.
Jerry Moran, Kan.
John Boozman, Ark.

Author: Staff Reporter

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