HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye is expected to remain chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
The Democratic Steering Committee on Wednesday released the anticipated committee assignments for Democratic senators for the upcoming Congress. The list is subject to approval by the Democratic caucus and approval of an organizing resolution by the Senate.
Inouye also is slated to remain on the Commerce, Indian Affairs and Rules committees.
Incoming-Sen. Mazie Hirono is expected to serve on the Energy, Judiciary and Veterans' Affairs committees.
Hirono won the seat now held by retiring Sen. Daniel Akaka.