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Schumer Statement On Senator Feinstein’s Announcement Regarding Committee Assignments In The 117th Congress

Brooklyn, N.Y. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today regarding Senator Dianne Feinstein’s announcement that she will not seek the position of chairman or ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 117th Congress:

“I am deeply grateful for Senator Feinstein’s leadership and contributions to our caucus and country as the Ranking Member on the Senate Judiciary Committee over the last four years. As a senior member of the Judiciary, Appropriations, Intelligence, and Rules Committees, I know Senator Feinstein will continue her work as one of the nation’s leading advocates for women’s and voting rights, gun safety reform, civil liberties, health care, and the rights of immigrants who are yearning to become citizens of this great country. Senator Feinstein’s experience, decades-long relationship with President-elect Biden, and leadership on so many issues will continue to be an asset for our caucus, California, and the country as we begin a new term with the new president.”