Committee assignments are starting to firm up for Wisconsin’s members of Congress, including U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan announcing he’ll serve on Appropriations.
The appointment, which the Town of Vermont Dem said will be a chance for him to “fight for middle class families,” is one of several that’s been announced so far.
Below is a summary of the appointments for the state’s congressional delegation, according to their aides or news releases. The list excludes House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Janesville.
*U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson will remain chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. He’ll continue to chair the Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation within the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee. He’ll also serve on the Budget Committee and the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
*U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin will stay on the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. She’ll also join the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.
*U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner will be on the House Judiciary Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee.
*U.S. Rep. Ron Kind will be on the Ways and Means Committee.
*U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher will be on the Armed Services Committee and is still waiting to hear on other appointments.
*U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy will be on the House Financial Services Committee, chairing its Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance. A spokesman said it’s yet to be decided whether he’ll have other roles within the committee.
*U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman’s only confirmed appointment so far is to the Committee on Budget, a spokeswoman said, adding that the decision on other committees is forthcoming.
*U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore’s assignments haven’t yet been decided, a spokesman said. Last session, she was on the Committee on Financial Services and the Committee on Budget.