ncoming Republican leaders have completed the reorganization of Senate committees following last week’s elections. As expected, the Senate will have fewer committees, but the core panels that serve as gatekeepers of the thousands of ideas lawmakers grapple with each year have been retained. Shooter retained his post as chairman of the Appropriations Committee. Yee, meanwhile, will chair the Education committee. Crandall will head the Transportation panel. Pierce will chair Natural Resources. A full list of committee chair assignments is below.

  • Appropriations – Shooter
  • Finance –Yarbrough
  • Judiciary – Murphy
  • Public Safety – Crandell
  • Education – Yee
  • Health & Human Services – Barto
  • Commerce, Energy & Military – Melvin
  • Natural Resources – Pierce
  • Elections – Reagan
  • Transportation – Crandall
  • Government & Environment – Griffin