Senate Republican leadership announced Friday that new Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) will be joining the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in the 116th Congress.

They will replace Sens. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), who are leaving the committee. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) will retain the gavel as committee chair.

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) will serve on the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee in the 116th Congress. (Photo: Romney for Utah)

Senate Democratic leadership announced in December that Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) would take over as committee ranking member following the departure of Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who lost her Senate reelection race (Defense Daily, Dec. 13).

New Democratic Sens. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Jacky Rosen of Nevada are also joining the homeland security committee.

Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee in 116th Congress

Chair: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)

Ranking Member: Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.)

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah)

Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.)

Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.)

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.)

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.)

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.)

Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.)