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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Senate Dems Get Their Committee Assignments

Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson released a list today of Senate committee assignments today, which are shown below.

The Republicans have also published their assignments, along with the names of reps who will chair said committees. The list is here. Sen. Dean Skelos, leader of the now-majority Republicans, gets to name committee chairs--positions of power that come with a "lulu," or financial bonus.

No Democrats were granted chair positions this time, and neither was Bronx Sen. Jeff Klein, or any other member of his newly formed Independent Democratic Conference.

The minority committee assignments are posted below. The names at the top of each committee list that have an asterisk next to them are the ranking minority members--i.e., the top Democrat on that committee.

New Sen. Gustavo Rivera is the new minority ranking member of the Committee on Crime Victims, Crimes & Corrections (formerly chaired by Sen. Ruth Hassell-Thompson when the Dems were in the majority). He's also been assigned to the Committees on Agriculture, Health, Finance, Higher Education, Labor and Banks.

Other Bronx Senators in minority ranking positions: Ruben Diaz on Aging (he was the former committee chair),  Jose M. Serrano for Cultural Affairs, and Hassell-Thompson on the judiciary committee.

See the list document for more.
46671049 Senate Democratic Committee Assignments


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