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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has released the names of the new Senate Democratic Party leadership for the 111th Congress. 

"I am honored to be re-elected as the Senate majority leader," Reid said in a press statement. "This year has been particularly challenging for all Americans, and with a narrow majority, passing timely legislation has, at times, been difficult, but I look forward to again leading my colleagues into the next session with a promise of unity and bipartisanship to deliver the results that we as a country need."

Senate Democratic leadership for the 111th Congress includes Harry Reid, Senate majority leader; Robert Byrd, president pro tempore; Dick Durbin, assistant majority leader; Charles Schumer, vice chair of the conference; Patty Murray, secretary of the conference; Byron Dorgan, chairman of policy committee; Debbie Stabenow, chair of steering and outreach committee; Jeff Bingaman, chairman of committee outreach; Blanche Lincoln, chair of rural outreach; Barbara Boxer, chief deputy whip; Thomas Carper, deputy whip; Bill Nelson, deputy whip; and Russell Feingold, deputy whip.

The New York Times reports that, while the Senate Democratic Caucus voted on Monday to retain Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Ind-Conn., as chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, he was removed from his position on the Environmental and Public Works Committee.

The House Democratic Caucus is scheduled to elect House leadership for the 111th Congress today. A vote also is expected from the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee regarding a potential overthrow of the House Energy and Commerce Committee (HECC) chair.

In a public statement on Nov. 5, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., indicated that he would seek the HECC chairmanship, which has been held for many years by Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich.

"Some of the most important challenges we face - energy, climate change and health care - are under the jurisdiction of the commerce committee," said Waxman in the statement. "In large measure, our success as Congress will depend on how the commerce committee performs."

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