Mr. Brown assigned in Washington

The Senate has finally given assignments to Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts. You can request three and Senator Brown wound up with two out of three he requested even if he is the lowest ranking member in the committee. He was not hung out to dry either as he was given three key committee assignments. If anything, they are high-level committees that get a lot of face time in the nation news. He was assigned to the Armed Services, Homeland Security, and Veterans’ Affairs committees. He formally requested from the Senate GOP leaders for Armed Services, Homeland Security, and Appropriations. Every Senator that is elected to capital hill wants a seat on the appropriations committee. They do have the have the bottom line on spending for the senate. The appointments were made by Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. The full Senate must ratify the assignments as a parliamentary procedure. He is replacing Ted Kennedy who was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, now chaired by Tom Harkin. This is a good fit for Brown as he is a 30-year member of the National Guard, and the country is currently involved in two wars. These committees are critical in the defense technology sector.


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