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New US Sen. Markey Receives Committee Assignments

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BOSTON (AP) — Newly elected U.S. Sen. Edward Markey has found out which committees he will serve on in the Senate.

Markey has been appointed to the Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Commerce, Science and Transportation and Foreign Relations committees.

Markey’s predecessor — former Sen. John Kerry — spent his entire congressional career on the Foreign Relations Committee, including six stints as chairman.

Markey was sworn in Tuesday as the newest member of the Senate and the state’s junior senator.

The state’s senior senator, Elizabeth Warren, serves on the Aging, Banking, and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committees.

Markey defeated Republican Gabriel Gomez in a special election last month to fill the seat left vacant by Kerry’s resignation to become secretary of state.

Warren has served in the Senate since January, after defeating Republican Scott Brown last year.

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