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According to the official website, "the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee is dedicated to fostering dialogue between Senate Democrats and community leaders from across the nation. Each year, the Steering Committee hosts several meetings with advocates, policy experts, and elected officials to discuss key priorities and enlist their help in the development of the Democratic agenda in the Senate. We are committed to serving as a liaison between Senate Democratic offices and advocacy groups and intergovernmental organizations."

Members (in the 114th United States Congress)[edit]

Senator State
Amy Klobuchar, Steering Chair Minnesota
Bernie Sanders, Outreach Chair Vermont
Jeanne Shaheen, Vice Chair New Hampshire
Harry Reid Nevada
Richard Durbin Illinois
Patrick Leahy Vermont
Barbara Boxer California
Kirsten Gillibrand New York
Chris Coons, Chair of Business Outreach Delaware
Bill Nelson Florida
Bob Casey, Jr. Pennsylvania
Jon Tester Montana
Brian Schatz Hawai'i
Tammy Baldwin Wisconsin
Chris Murphy Connecticut
Bob Menendez, Chair of Hispanic Task Force New Jersey


Chairmanships and Joe Lieberman[edit]

One function of the Steering Committee is to propose chairmanships and committee assignments for ratification by the entire Democratic caucus.[1] Following Senator Joe Lieberman's endorsement of John McCain for President in 2008, the committee considered stripping him of his Chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, but ultimately decided against it.[1]


  1. ^ a b HERSZENHORN, David (2008-11-07). "Among Democrats' Leadership Questions - What to Do With Lieberman? -". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 

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