United States Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee

According to their official website, the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee (DSOC) is a committee dedicated to fostering dialogue between Senate Democrats and community leaders across the nation. The Steering Committee hosts several meetings each year with advocates, activists, policy experts, and elected officials to help the structuring of the Democrats' agenda in the United States Senate.

Members (in the 115th United States Congress)Edit

Senator State
Amy Klobuchar, Steering Chair Minnesota
Bernie Sanders, Outreach Chair Vermont
Jeanne Shaheen, Vice Chair New Hampshire
Chuck Schumer New York
Dick Durbin Illinois
Patrick Leahy Vermont
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
Bob Menendez, Chair of Hispanic Task Force New Jersey


Chairmanships and Joe LiebermanEdit

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? - NYTimes.com". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-11-06.

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