Tennessee delegation receives congressional committee assignments

Friday, January 4, 2013 at 4:24pm

Members of Tennessee’s newly sworn-in congressional delegation will maintain many of the same committee responsibilities in Washington, D.C., in the next two years, with a few upgrades.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn is stepping up as vice chairwoman of the House of Representative’s Energy and Commerce Committee while Sen. Lamar Alexander is expected to advance to “ranking” Republican member of the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

Rep. Diane Black will again be serving on the House Committee on Ways and Means, and Rep. Jim Cooper’s office has yet to hear whether he will be renewed to serve on a second committee.

Here are the assignments Tennessee members of the new Congress are expected to take on:

Sen. Lamar Alexander

• Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

• Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

• Senate Committee on Rules and Administration

 

Sen. Bob Corker

• Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

• Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

• Senate Special Committee on Aging

• No longer on the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

 

Rep. Phil Roe (R-1st District)  

• House Committee on Education and the Workforce

• House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

 

Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. (R-2nd)

• House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

• House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform  

• No longer on House Committee of Natural Resources

 

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-3rd)

• House Committee on Appropriations

 

Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-4th)

• House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

• House Committee on Agriculture

• House Committee on Education and the Workforce

 

Rep. Jim Cooper (D-5th)

• House Committee on Armed Services

• Yet to be determined whether he will serve again on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

 

Rep. Diane Black (R-6th)

• House Committee on Ways and Means.

• Yet to be determined whether she will serve again on the House Committee on the Budget.

 

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-7th)

• House Committee on Energy and Commerce

• House Committee on the Budget

 

Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-8th)

• House Committee on Financial Services

 

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-9th)

• House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

• House Committee on the Judiciary

1 Comment on this post:

By: pswindle on 1/8/13 at 10:37

I want to know why Williamson County keeps on electing Marsha Blackburn. She is an air-head with nothing of substance to offer. I read where she is on this abortion issue again. Forty years agao the Supreme Count decided, leave it alone. If you don't want an abortion then honor it, but others that have a different view, let them be. I know that there are more important issues that abortion.