Sen. Coons gets committee assignments

U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) will serve on the Judiciary, Foreign Relations, Budget, and Energy committees in the Senate during the 112th Congress, it was announced Thursday.

“I am genuinely excited by the breadth and diversity of these committee assignments, as well as the opportunities it affords me to work hard for Delaware’s interests in the Senate,” Coons said. “I came to Washington to focus on job creation, economic growth, innovation and new opportunities for American manufacturing. Each of these committees can play a part in helping create a better climate for Delawareans and all Americans.”

After being sworn-in on November 15, 2010, Coons filled the seats held by Sen. Ted Kaufman on the Judiciary, Foreign Relations, Homeland Security and Government Oversight, and Armed Services committees for the balance of the lame duck session. Coons will continue to serve on the Judiciary and Foreign Relations committees.

Also Thursday, Coons delivered his maiden speech on the Senate floor. The speech focused on the manufacturing sector’s role on job creation and economic growth.

Here is a link to that speech:

http://gp1d.senate.gov/sdmc/Coons/012711_COONS.mpg

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