The U.S. Senate last week picked the chairs and ranking members for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that oversees public lands and water.
The Committee is chaired by Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), with Pete Domenici (R-NM) as the ranking minority member. The subcommittee assignments are:
--Energy Subcommittee: Byron Dorgan (D-ND) as chairman; Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) as ranking member
--National Parks Subcommittee: Daniel Akaka (D-HI) as chairman; Craig Thomas (R-WY) as ranking member
--Public Lands and Forests Subcommittee: Ron Wyden (D-OR) as chairman; Richard Burr (R-NC) as ranking member
--Water and Power Subcommittee: Tim Johnson (D-SD) as chairman; Bob Corker (R-TN) as ranking member.