McConnell Again Selects Crapo to Lead Committee on Committees

Senator Tim Scott will help lead the committee selection process

WASHINGTON, DCSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has once again selected Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) to chair the Senate Republicans’ Committee on Committees, the panel responsible for committee assignments for the 116th Congress. This is the eighth consecutive congressional two-year term that Senate leadership has asked Crapo to chair negotiations among his Republican peers in the Senate. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will be assisting in the committee selection process in the 116th Congress as he did in the previous two Congresses.

“Mike Crapo and Tim Scott have earned the trust of our colleagues in the Republican Conference by effectively leading these important negotiations in years past.” McConnell said.  “I am very pleased they will be leading this effort once again.”

The Committee on Committees negotiates the process of assigning Republican senators to committees. After general elections, Senate party leaders negotiate the ratios on standing committees. Sens. Crapo and Scott will provide leadership in the negotiations surrounding subsequent committee assignments.

“I thank Leader McConnell for his continued trust in having me partner with him to lead the work of this important committee,” said Crapo, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee.  “This Congress has been successful in passing legislation that benefits all Americans.  Bipartisan accomplishments are reducing unemployment, creating new jobs, providing tax relief to working families, and creating the conditions for businesses of all sizes to expand.  I look forward to working with my colleagues, including our Senators-elect from Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Utah Tennessee and North Dakota, to form committees that reflect the priorities of our constituents and build upon the successes of this Congress when we convene in 2019.”

“I want to thank Majority Leader McConnell and Chairman Crapo for their leadership, and I know I will enjoy serving on the Committee on Committees for the third consecutive Congress. I look forward to this opportunity to help our members receive the committee assignments that will ensure we are serving the American people in the best way possible. The economy is humming, unemployment is low, and Senate Republicans will work to make sure that momentum keeps moving forward,” said Scott.