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Sens. Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren Join Top Committees

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

By    |   Thursday, 15 Dec 2016 05:00 PM

Democratic Sens. Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren have landed 2017 committee assignments that'll bolster their foreign policy chops, fueling speculation about their possible 2020 White House aspirations.

New Jersey's Booker will join the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which will be in on the confirmation fight over President-elect Donald Trump's secretary of state nominee, Rex Tillerson, Politico noted

"I'm excited about these committee assignments because they will enable me to keep fighting to strengthen America's national security, ensure equal justice, and expand economic opportunity for all," he said in a statement, CNN reported

The senator from Massachusetts — whose three brothers served in the military — becomes the newest Democratic member of the Armed Services Committee, which will be in on the confirmation of Trump's Department of Defense nominee, retired Gen. James Mattis.

"As a member of the committee, I will focus on making sure Congress provides effective support and oversight of the Armed Forces, monitors threats to national security, and ensures the responsible use of military force around the globe," she said in a statement, CNN reported.

According to Politico, Booker had also eyed a seat on the powerful Judiciary Committee, but the list of committee assignments Booker released Thursday does not include the panel.

Warren and Booker, both on Hillary Clinton's prospective vice president list earlier this year, lacked the depth of foreign policy experience of Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, who sits on both the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Panels, Politico reported.

Another potential Democratic presidential candidate in 2020, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, sits on the Armed Services Committee, where she has carved a national profile battling sexual assaults in the military.

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