Senate Democrats

Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee (DSOC)

The Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee is dedicated to fostering dialogue between Senate Democrats and community leaders from across the nation. Each year, the Steering Committee hosts several meetings with advocates, policy experts, and elected officials to discuss key priorities and enlist their help in the development of the Democratic agenda in the Senate. We are committed to serving as a liaison between Senate Democratic offices and advocacy groups and intergovernmental organizations. The Steering Committee is one of three Democratic Leadership Committees in the Senate. The Steering Committee is chaired by Senator Mark Begich (AK) and vice chaired by Senator Daniel K. Akaka (HI).

Mission Statement

The mission of the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee is to build support for Democratic policy positions. We do this by:

  • Creating dialogue and relationships between the Democratic Caucus and community leaders;
  • Communicating and promoting Democratic policy priorities; and
  • Ensuring coordination and amplification of the Democratic message.

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Committee Members

Photo: Sen. Harry ReidHarry Reid, Nevada
Majority Leader

Photo: Sen. Mark BegichMark Begich, Alaska

Photo: Sen. Daniel K. AkakaDaniel. K. Akaka, Hawaii
Vice Chairman

Photo: Sen. Richard J. DurbinRichard J. Durbin, Illinois
Assistant Majority Leader

Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii
Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont
Tom Harkin, Iowa
Max Baucus, Montana
Kent Conrad, North Dakota
Carl Levin, Michigan
John F. Kerry, Massachusetts
Herbert H. Kohl, Wisconsin
Barbara Boxer, California
Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico
Mark Pryor, Arkansas
John D. Rockefeller IV, West Virginia
Kirsten E. Gillibrand, New York