This for 2021 on with the Democratic Majority….
These people have NOT moved into these spots yet….
The Senate must actually vote on this….
Democrats will control the Senate majority for the first time in six years, ensuring that they will run the 20 permanent committees, seeking to carry out President Biden’s agenda and handling the confirmation of nominees for the administration and the federal judiciary. The advantage is razor-thin with 50 Democrats, 50 Republicans and Vice President Harris the tie-breaking vote…..
Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (Vt.) — Leahy, 80, the longest-serving active senator, has been a member of the committee for more than four decades and was most recently its top Democrat. The committee is responsible for legislation that allocates federal funding to government agencies, departments and organizations. He again became the Senate’s president pro tempore.
Sen. Jack Reed (R.I.) — Reed has most recently been the ranking Democrat on the committee, previously opposite Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and then Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.). Reed is a former Army Ranger and is an alumnus of the U.S. Military Academy and Harvard University. The committee has legislative jurisdiction over the nation’s military and defense.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) — Sanders,an independent Senator who caucuses with the Democrats, has had a prominent perch as the ranking member on the committee, which is responsible for drafting federal budget plans, a key post for challenging Republican funding priorities. He took over the ranking member post in 2015. The 79-year-old two-time runner-up for the Democratic presidential nomination is a self-proclaimed democratic socialist.
Sen. Ron Wyden (Ore.) — Wyden, who has previously chaired the committee that handles matters related to taxation and revenue, is expected to take the gavel again. He was most recently the commitee’s ranking Democrat. There is broad overlap between Wyden and Biden’s tax proposals, and the senior senator from Oregon, who won his fourth full-term in 2016, has said the pair are on the “same page on taxes.”