Who’s Got the Key Senate Committee Chairs:

The Senate Democrats have announced their committee picks when Congress convenes in the New Year. Chairing committees with a key role in national defense will be:

• Carl Levin (Mich.)—Armed Services

• Robert Byrd (W.Va.)—Appropriations

• Joe Lieberman (Conn.)—Homeland Security & Govt. Affairs

• Daniel Akaka (Hawaii)—Veterans Affairs

• John Rockefeller (W.Va.)—Intelligence

• Joe Biden (Del.)—Foreign Relations