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     WASHINGTON – Senator Pete Domenici, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, today announced new subcommittee assignments for Republican members.  The assignments were approved by the full committee during a business meeting this morning.
 
     As part of the changes, Domenici announced that Senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho) will become ranking member of the Subcommittee on Forests and Public Lands, while Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) will take over as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on National Parks.  Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) will assume membership of the subcommittees that Senator Thomas served on.
 
     “The ranking member assignments are an important function of our subcommittees, so I’m pleased that the Committee took action today to finalize their membership.  As a former Chairman of the Public Lands Subcommittee, Senator Craig’s leadership and experience will serve him well as ranking member, and I know that Senator Burr’s interest in our nation’s parks will be an asset to the Parks Subcommittee,” Domenici said.  
 
     The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests has legislative responsibilities relating to national mining and minerals policy, reserved water rights, and public lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. 
 
     The Subcommittee on National Parks has jurisdiction over the nation’s National Parks and Trail Systems, national monuments, and military parks and battlefields.  Senator Burr will fill the ranking member spot left vacant by the late Senator Craig Thomas.
 
 
 
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