Tom Udall, Jeff Merkley Join Busy Senate Environment Committee

02/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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Two new senators, Oregon's Jeff Merkley and New Mexico's Tom Udall, will be joining the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, chair Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said on Wednesday.

The two attended the committee's first hearing of the year on Wednesday, though their appointments are not yet official. Adding the two senators would give Democrats a three-seat majority on the committee, after holding a one-seat lead last Congress.

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