According to their official website, the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee (DSOC) is a committee dedicated to fostering dialogue between Senate Democrats and community leaders across the nation. The Steering Committee hosts several meetings each year with advocates, activists, policy experts, and elected officials to help the structuring of the Democrats' agenda in the United States Senate.
|Amy Klobuchar, Steering Chair||Minnesota|
|Bernie Sanders, Outreach Chair||Vermont|
|Jeanne Shaheen, Vice Chair||New Hampshire|
|Chuck Schumer||New York|
|Kirsten Gillibrand||New York|
|Chris Coons, Chair of Business Outreach||Delaware|
|Bob Casey, Jr.||Pennsylvania|
|Bob Menendez, Chair of Hispanic Task Force||New Jersey|
One function of the Steering Committee is to propose chairmanships and committee assignments for ratification by the entire Democratic caucus. Following Senator Joe Lieberman's endorsement of John McCain for President in 2008, the committee considered stripping him of his Chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, but ultimately decided against it.