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RICHMOND, Va (WTVR)-  Virginia’s new senator landed several plum committee assignments. Senator-elect Tim Kaine will be sworn into office in January, but he has already been picked for three committees.

Kaine will serve on the Armed Service, Foreign Relations, and Budget committees as part of the 113th Congress.

Senator-elect Kaine released the following statement regarding his committee assignments.

“I am excited to tackle these meaningful committee assignments. Because of Virginia’s deep connections to the military, through active duty personnel, veterans, military families, and the private sector, Virginia needs a strong voice on the Armed Services committee as Congress makes decisions involving our military. As a member of the Foreign Relations committee, I hope to work with colleagues to build and maintain strong international relationships, enhancing our nation’s security and developing the global connections that lead to economic success. And as a governor who had to keep a budget balanced during the worst recession in seventy years, I believe my experience can be of value on the Budget committee as Congress wrestles with our fiscal challenges.”