New Jersey's Menendez in line to lead Senate Foreign Relations Committee
December 21st, 2012
06:38 PM ET
1 year ago

New Jersey's Menendez in line to lead Senate Foreign Relations Committee

(CNN) - Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, is expected to become the new chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee if and when the current chairman, Sen. John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, is confirmed as secretary of state, two Senate Democratic aides told CNN.

Menendez is in line to get the high-profile assignment because Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California, who is the most senior Democrat on the committee behind Kerry, wants to remain chairwoman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, according to a top Boxer aide.

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President Barack Obama nominated Kerry Friday.

Kerry will remain chairman until he is confirmed, his office said.


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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Rick McDaniel

    It doesn't matter. A socialist is a socialist..........no matter the name.

    December 21, 2012 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  2. Marie MD

    Finally a Democrat!

    December 22, 2012 05:49 am at 5:49 am |