March 2nd, 2010
01:50 PM ET
13 years ago

Brown assigned to powerful Senate committees

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" Sen. Scott Brown was named to three Senate committees on Tuesday."]Washington (CNN) - Newly-elected Sen. Scott Brown will sit on three powerful Senate committees, his office announced Tuesday.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell assigned Brown, who won his Massachusetts Senate seat in a special election in January, to the Senate Armed Services, Homeland Security and Veterans' Affairs Committees.

"We are currently involved in two wars, and these committees are critical in keeping our country safe, as well as protecting the men and women who defend us," Brown said in a statement. "It is equally important that the men and women in uniform receive the care and benefits they have earned through their selfless service."

Brown is a Lieutenant Colonel in the National Guard, where he has served for 30 years.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    did they clear this with GOP head Rush Limbaugh first? You know that Brown got on his bad side.

    March 2, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  2. mario

    30 days,,,,,,,,,wow,,,,,,,,,,

    March 2, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  3. JGB

    Brown was elected to STOP the disasterous health care bill. The Democrats are ignoring the will of the voters and still plan on ramming it through, knowing they are out of power in November!

    March 2, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  4. malia

    Great choice! Love Scott Brown and Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, they both have good commonsense ideas for America. In my view, they are both presidential material...Watch out Dems!

    March 2, 2010 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |