Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is looking at changes to how his leadership team is structured, including eliminating the position of assistant leader and creating a new role of deputy conference secretary while promoting Democrat Sens. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.
The plans come as Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is planning to leave the No. 3 spot in the leadership hierarchy, reports Politico, quoting two Democrat aides familiar with the plans and a copy of the proposal, which it obtained Wednesday.
Murray will be chairing the Appropriations Committee and become Senate pro tempore, putting her in the line of presidential succession.
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