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Begich Gets Seat On Indian Affairs, Appropriations Committees

When the 113th congress gets to work, Democratic Senator Mark Begich will have some new committee assignments. Begich has secured a seat on the Indian Affairs committee. He will no longer have a spot on the budget committee. Begich also now has a seat on the powerful appropriations committee, he gave up his seat on the Armed Services Committee for the appropriations position.

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski will keep all her main committee assignments during the new Congress, including a slot on the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Murkowski also will be on Indian Affairs, meaning both Alaska’s senators will serve on that committee.

Murkowski’s other committees are energy and natural resources and health, education, labor and pensions.

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