Sen.-elect Chris Murphy officially received his committee assignments for the next Congress Wednesday and was appointed to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Health Education , Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.

Meanwhile Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who becomes Connecticut’s senior senator in the 113rd Congress, has given up his seat on the HELP Committee for a new assignment on the Commerce Committee, which has wide jurisdiction. Blumenthal will also keep his seats on the Senate Armed Services Committee  and the Judiciary Committee.

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