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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