Sen. Bill Nelson today assumes his new role as chairman of the Special Committee on Aging and pledged to conduct “major investigations into crimes that target seniors” including financial scams.

“Our goal is to develop laws that will help stop some of these crimes,” Nelson said in a statement, adding he would work to find bipartisan solutions.

Nelson will also serve on the Senate Budget, Finance, Commerce and Armed Services committees. “On the latter, he intends make sure the Navy follows through on its commitment to move a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to Jacksonville,” his office said. “Right now, the Navy has all of its East Coast carriers at one base in Virginia which Nelson argues is a big national security risk.  He’s also proposed a major reform of the tax code, which would initiate in the Senate Finance Committee.”

Sen. Marco Rubio will remain on the Committee on Foreign Relations, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Small Business Committee. His statement below.

Rubio:

“As many of our nation’s most pressing issues fall under the purview of these committees, I’m confident my assignments will allow me to work actively and productively for the people of Florida.

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Sen. Bill Nelson, taking new committee post, vows ‘major investigations’ into crimes against seniors
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