There are three new members. Hirono, the first Asian-American woman elected to the Senate, replaces retiring Sen. Herbert H. Kohl (D-Wis.). Flake took the Arizona senate seat of retiring Sen. Jon L. Kyl. Cruz, a newly elected senator endorsed by the tea party movement, took the seat of Sen. Thomas A. Coburn (R-Okla.), who moved to the Intelligence Committee.
The 12 new members of the committee are Bachus, Collins, DeSantis, Farenthold, Holding, Labrador, and Rothfus on the Republican side, and Bass, DelBene, Garcia, Jeffries, and Richmond for the Democrats.
Former committee members Reps. J. Timothy Griffin (R-Ark.), Thomas W. Reed II (R-N.Y.), Linda T. S
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