The Senate Armed Services Committee will be a bit larger than before, and there will be a few new faces.
Among the new members, we've learned, will be Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL), who was recently appointed by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D).
Three other Democrats are joining the panel: Sens. Mark Udall (CO), Kay Hagan (NC) and Mark Begich (AK).
Hillary Clinton, who yesterday became secretary of state, has left the committee; so has Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR).
Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn is also off the panel.
Republican Sens. Richard Burr (NC) and David Vitter (LA) are new additions to the committee.
-- Chris Castelli