A guide to the committees: Senate

A guide to the committees: Senate

Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
Appropriations
Armed Services
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
Budget
Commerce, Science and Transportation 
Energy and Natural Resources 
Environment and Public Works
Finance
Foreign Relations
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions 
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Indian Affairs
Judiciary
Rules and Administration
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Veterans’ Affairs
Select Committee on Ethics
Select Committee on Intelligence
Special Committee on Aging

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Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry

Jurisdiction: The agricultural system, animal industry, food stamp programs, forestry and wilderness areas, human nutrition, agricultural engineering, rural development

Chairman: Pat RobertsPat RobertsNo. 2 Senate Republican backs McConnell in Trump fight Overnight Healthcare: McConnell warns Senate not to block repeal debate | Insurers knock Cruz proposal | WH tries to discredit CBO | Lawmakers propose .1B NIH funding boost Trump: I’ll be ‘very angry’ if Senate doesn’t pass ObamaCare repeal bill MORE (R-Kan.)

Ranking member: Debbie StabenowDebbie StabenowHead of McConnell-backed PAC: We're 'very interested' in Kid Rock Senate campaign Juan Williams: Trump and the new celebrity politics Senate Dems unveil trade agenda MORE (D-Mich.)

Subcommittees: Commodities, Risk Management and Trade; Rural Development and Energy; Conservation, Forestry and Natural Resources; Nutrition, Agricultural Research and Specialty Crops; Livestock, Marketing and Agriculture Security

Members: Thad CochranWilliam (Thad) Thad CochranGOP senators ask Trump to hold off on Venezuelan oil sanctions Both sides of the aisle agree — telemedicine is the future Overnight Finance: GOP offers measure to repeal arbitration rule | Feds fine Exxon M for Russian sanctions violations | Senate panel sticks with 2017 funding levels for budget | Trump tax nominee advances | Trump unveils first reg agenda MORE (R-Miss.), Patrick LeahyPatrick LeahyImmigration battlefield widens for Trump, GOP Grassley shouldn't allow Senate Democrats to block judicial nominees Trump’s rhetoric and bluster could lose US an ally in Mexico MORE (D-Vt.), Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellTrump’s isolation grows Ellison: Trump has 'level of sympathy' for neo-Nazis, white supremacists Trump touts endorsement of second-place finisher in Alabama primary MORE (R-Ky.), Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownOvernight Finance: House passes spending bill with border wall funds | Ryan drops border tax idea | Russia sanctions bill goes to Trump's desk | Dems grill bank regulator picks Dems grill Trump bank regulator nominees Senate Dems launch talkathon ahead of ObamaCare repeal vote MORE (D-Ohio), John BoozmanJohn Nichols BoozmanGOP senator undergoing follow-up surgery next week An unlikely home in DC Lobbying World MORE (R-Ark.), Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharTrump quietly putting his stamp on the courts CNN's Zeleny: Leaderless Democrats 'in complete disrepair and disarray' Lacking White House plan, Senate focuses on infrastructure MORE (D-Minn.), John HoevenJohn HoevenGOP senator criticizes EPA head's closed-door meeting in North Dakota Senate GOP eyes end to August session McCain absence adds to GOP agenda’s uncertainty MORE (R-N.D.), Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetNFL player points to Charlottesville after national anthem protest Trump quietly putting his stamp on the courts Overnight Energy: Senate begins moving energy nominations | Interior watchdog probing Zinke calls MORE (D-Colo.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandDon’t let Congress amend the First Amendment Sanders plans to introduce single-payer bill in September Trump considering Giuliani law partner for US attorney in New York: report MORE (D-N.Y.), Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyWhite House clarifies: We condemn all violence Republican lawmakers criticize Trump response to Charlottesville Grassley reverses ‘expectation’ of Supreme Court vacancy this year MORE (R-Iowa), Joe DonnellyJoe DonnellyTrump's Democratic tax dilemma FEC 'reform' a smokescreen to weaponize government against free speech It's time for McConnell to fight with Trump instead of against him MORE (D-Ind.), John ThuneJohn ThuneWaymo taps Senate Commerce staffer for government affairs team Billboard ads target Republicans who want to roll back net neutrality GOP debates tax cuts vs. tax reform MORE (R-S.D.), Heidi HeitkampHeidi HeitkampTrump's Democratic tax dilemma It's time for McConnell to fight with Trump instead of against him The real litmus test is whether pro-life democrats vote for pro-life legislation MORE (D-N.D.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyOPINION | 5 ways Democrats can win back power in the states The real litmus test is whether pro-life democrats vote for pro-life legislation There’s a way to protect consumers and keep good call center jobs in the U.S. MORE Jr. (D-Pa.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Luther Strange (R-Ala.) 

 

Committee on Appropriations 

Jurisdiction: Federal funding for government agencies and supplemental spending bills 

Chairman: Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) 

Ranking member: Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)

Subcommittees: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies; Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies; Defense; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Homeland Security; Interior, Environment and Related Agencies; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies; Legislative Branch; Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies; State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs; Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies 

Members: Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Patty MurrayPatty MurrayCBO to release report Tuesday on ending ObamaCare insurer payments OPINION | Progressives, now's your chance to secure healthcare for all McConnell open to bipartisan deal on health insurance payments MORE (D-Wash.), Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinTrump's Democratic tax dilemma Feinstein: Trump immigration policies 'cruel and arbitrary' The Memo: Could Trump’s hard line work on North Korea? MORE (D-Calif.), Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderTrump to make ObamaCare payments to insurers for August CBO: ObamaCare premiums could rise 20 percent if Trump ends payments CBO to release report Tuesday on ending ObamaCare insurer payments MORE (R-Tenn.), Richard DurbinDick DurbinOPINION | DACA helps people achieve the American dream, don't take it away Immigration battlefield widens for Trump, GOP 'Dreamers' deadline looms for Trump MORE (D-Ill.), Susan CollinsSusan CollinsOPINION: Congress should censure Trump for his unfit conduct No. 2 Senate Republican backs McConnell in Trump fight The fight to protect the Affordable Care Act isn’t over MORE (R-Maine), Jack ReedJack ReedTop Armed Services Dem: Trump's North Korea 'ad lib' not helpful Mattis warns North Korea of 'destruction of its people' Closing old military bases will help our defense — and our communities MORE (D-R.I.), Lisa MurkowskiLisa MurkowskiFeds to sell 14 million barrels from oil reserve Immigration battlefield widens for Trump, GOP Trump barrage stuns McConnell and his allies MORE (R-Alaska), Jon TesterJon TesterWhy 'cherry-picking' is the solution to our nation’s flood insurance disaster Trump signs Veterans Affairs bill at New Jersey golf club It's time for McConnell to fight with Trump instead of against him MORE (D-Mont.), Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamGraham: Trump's Charlottesville rhetoric 'dividing Americans, not healing them' OPINION: Congress should censure Trump for his unfit conduct Supporting 'Dreamers' is our civic and moral duty MORE (R-S.C.), Tom UdallTom UdallWhat veterans have to lose in Trump’s national monument review Overnight Energy: House passes Russia sanctions deal with oil, gas fix Dem bill would ban controversial pesticide MORE (D-N.M.), Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntGOP debates tax cuts vs. tax reform Five tough decisions for the GOP on healthcare Lacking White House plan, Senate focuses on infrastructure MORE (R-Mo.), Jeanne Shaheen Jeanne ShaheenSavings through success in foreign assistance Overnight Cybersecurity: Mueller impanels grand jury in Russia probe | Researcher who helped stop WannaCry attack detained | Audit finds OPM systems still at risk Senators advance bill to train small business counselors in cybersecurity MORE (D-N.H.), Jerry MoranJerry MoranRepublicans rebuke Trump over Charlottesville remarks GOP senator wants classified briefing on North Korea McConnell faces questions, but no test to his leadership MORE (R-Kan.), Jeff MerkleyJeff MerkleyPresident Trump, listen to candidate Trump and keep Volcker Rule Senators push federal prisons to expand compassionate release Senate confirms Trump's new FBI director MORE (D-Ore.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Chris CoonsChris CoonsWill Congress preserve monopoly power for healthcare lobbyists? Savings through success in foreign assistance Sunday shows preview: Senators tout bill to protect Mueller MORE (D-Del.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Moore CapitoNo. 2 Senate Republican backs McConnell in Trump fight The fight to protect the Affordable Care Act isn’t over Will Congress preserve monopoly power for healthcare lobbyists? MORE (R-W.Va.), Tammy BaldwinTammy BaldwinClub for Growth endorses Nicholson in Wisconsin GOP primary Senate Dems unveil trade agenda Group pushes FDA to act on soy milk labeling petition MORE (D-Wis.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Chris MurphyChris MurphyDem senator: Trump team has no idea how to handle North Korea crisis Trump admin not opposed to new war authorization Dem senator: Trump has sent signal that Russia has free rein MORE (D-Conn.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Joe ManchinJoe ManchinOPINION | 5 ways Democrats can win back power in the states Trump's Democratic tax dilemma Manchin eyed as potential pick for Energy secretary: report MORE (D-W.Va.), Marco RubioMarco RubioScarborough: Trump has chosen the 'wrong side' THE MEMO: Trump reignites race firestorm RNC spokeswoman: GOP stands behind Trump's message 'of love and inclusiveness' MORE (R-Fla.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), John Kennedy (R-La.) 

 

Committee on Armed Services 

Jurisdiction: The military, Department of Defense, related research and development, nuclear energy matters related to national security

Chairman: John McCainJohn McCainBush biographer: Trump has moved the goalpost for civilized society White House to pressure McConnell on ObamaCare McCain: Trump needs to state difference between bigots and those fighting hate MORE (R-Ariz.)

Ranking member: Jack Reed (D-R.I.)

Subcommittees: Airland; Cybersecurity; Emerging Threats and Capabilities; Personnel; Readiness and Management Support; Seapower; Strategic Forces 

Members: James InhofeJames InhofeWasting America’s nuclear opportunity McCain absence adds to GOP agenda’s uncertainty GOP signals infrastructure bill must wait MORE (R-Okla.), Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonThe five kinds of Republicans who could primary Trump Overnight Tech: Senate confirms two FCC commissioners | Dems want more time on net neutrality | Tech groups push White House on 'startup visa' Senate confirms two new FCC commissioners MORE (D-Fla.), Roger WickerRoger WickerBillboard ads target Republicans who want to roll back net neutrality GOP senator compares ObamaCare repeal effort to 'Dunkirk' GOP senators ask Trump to hold off on Venezuelan oil sanctions MORE (R-Miss.), Claire McCaskillClaire McCaskillSenators push for possible FCC enforcement over Lifeline fraud Democrat senator: Trump has elevated Kim Jong-Un to the world stage It's time for McConnell to fight with Trump instead of against him MORE (D-Mo.), Deb FischerDeb FischerSenators eye ticket fee to overhaul airports Lobbying World Congress must stop the assault on taxpayer-friendly freight railroads MORE (R-Neb.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Tom CottonTom CottonImmigration battlefield widens for Trump, GOP The RAISE Act reveals what Trump really thinks about immigrants How Trump's legal immigration cuts could be a blessing to Dreamers MORE (R-Ark.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Richard BlumenthalRichard (Dick) BlumenthalSenators push FTC to finalize changes to contact lens rule Trump rule change ignites safety debate Blumenthal: ‘No question’ evidence connects Manafort with criminal wrongdoing MORE (D-Conn.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Thom TillisThom R. TillisSenators fight proposed tariffs on solar panels GOP senators rally to McConnell's defense amid Trump attacks The Memo: Signs of trouble emerge in Trump’s base MORE (R-N.C.), Mazie HironoMazie HironoWeakened patent system causes U.S. to slip as a global leader of IP protection If our innovators have no reward, how will America compete? Three Dem senators call for 'immediate review' of Kushner's security clearance MORE (D-Hawaii), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Tim KaineTim Kaine Violent white nationalist protests prompt state of emergency in Virginia Republicans will get their comeuppance in New Jersey, Virginia Spicer signs deal with top TV lawyer: report MORE (D-Va.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Angus KingAngus Stanley KingSen. King: If Trump fires Mueller, Congress would pass veto-proof special prosecutor statute Senate heading for late night ahead of ObamaCare repeal showdown Overnight Healthcare: Four GOP senators threaten to block 'skinny' repeal | Healthcare groups blast skinny repeal | GOP single-payer amendment fails in Senate MORE (I-Maine), Ted CruzTed CruzThe media couldn't be more blatant in distorting Trump's words on Charlottesville Curtis wins GOP primary for House seat vacated by Jason Chaffetz Kimmel: Let’s make Trump a king so he has no power MORE (R-Texas), Martin HeinrichMartin HeinrichWhat veterans have to lose in Trump’s national monument review Senators fight proposed tariffs on solar panels Economy adds impressive 209K jobs in July MORE (D-N.M.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren: Education Dept lawyer may have violated conflict-of-interest laws Congress should think twice on the Israel Anti-Boycott Act Sanders plans to introduce single-payer bill in September MORE (D-Mass.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Luther Strange (R-Ala.) 

 

Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

Jurisdiction: Banks and other financial institutions, the Federal Reserve system, price controls, deposit insurance, export promotion and controls, public and private housing, urban development and mass transit

Chairman: Mike CrapoMike CrapoYou're fired! Why it's time to ditch the Fed's community banker seat GOP debates tax cuts vs. tax reform Conservative groups urge Trump to stick with Ex-Im Bank nominee MORE (R-Idaho)

Ranking member: Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)

Subcommittees: Economic Policy; Housing, Transportation and Community Development; Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection; National Security and International Trade and Finance; Securities, Insurance and Investment 

Members: Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerOPINION: Congress should censure Trump for his unfit conduct How to fix Fannie and Freddie to give Americans affordable housing No. 2 Senate Republican backs McConnell in Trump fight MORE (R-Tenn.), Robert MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezLawmakers target horse meat trade Senators, staff get approval to testify in Menendez corruption trial Trump admin not opposed to new war authorization MORE (D-N.J.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Dean HellerDean HellerWhy 'cherry-picking' is the solution to our nation’s flood insurance disaster Club for Growth endorses Nicholson in Wisconsin GOP primary Sen. Heller reveals: I voted for Trump MORE (R-Nev.), Mark WarnerMark WarnerTrump declares 'racism is evil' after firestorm How the New South became a swing region How to fix Fannie and Freddie to give Americans affordable housing MORE (D-Va.), Tim ScottTim ScottRepublican lawmakers criticize Trump response to Charlottesville Trump turns on GOP Congress Reporter drops notebook, hits GOP senator on head during late-night session MORE (R-S.C.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), John Kennedy (R-La.)

 

Committee on the Budget

Jurisdiction: Yearly budget drafts, federal spending rules, the Congressional Budget Office

Chairman: Mike EnziMike EnziSenate panel might not take up budget until October Debt group urges GOP chairman to avoid budget 'gimmicks' Fiscal hawks call for ‘mini-bargain’ on budget MORE (R-Wyo.)

Ranking member: Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersThe media couldn't be more blatant in distorting Trump's words on Charlottesville Road to renewable energy is filled with potholes of ‘magic thinking’ Bernie Sanders: Trump’s Charlottesville comments ‘embarrassing’ MORE (I-Vt.)

Subcommittees: None

Members: Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ron WydenRon WydenTrump's Democratic tax dilemma Senate Dems push Trump admin to protect nursing home residents' right to sue Overnight Finance: Trump-Russia probe reportedly expands to possible financial crimes | Cruel September looms for GOP | Senate clears financial nominees | Mulvaney reverses on debt ceiling MORE (D-Ore.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseAmerican horses deserve safety, and the SAFE Act Lawmakers target horse meat trade Dems introduce legislation to protect manned aircraft from drones MORE (D-R.I.), Ron JohnsonRon JohnsonCEOs revolt against Trump over Charlottesville GOP senator: Trump hasn't 'changed much' since campaign Senators push for possible FCC enforcement over Lifeline fraud MORE (R-Wis.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Cory GardnerCory GardnerScarborough: Trump has chosen the 'wrong side' Moore, Strange advance in Alabama GOP primary GOP senator: Nazis should 'go back to their hole' MORE (R-Colo.), Angus King (I-Maine), John Kennedy (R-La.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Luther Strange (R-Ala.)

 

Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation 

Jurisdiction: Coast Guard and merchant marine, interstate commerce, communications, highways, aviation, oceans, fisheries, climate change, disasters, science, nonmilitary aeronautics

Chairman: John Thune (R-S.D.)

Ranking member: Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)

Subcommittees: Aviation Operations, Safety and Security; Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard; Space, Science and Competitiveness; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security

Members: James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Maria CantwellMaria Elaine CantwellDemocrats demand changes to FCC Republican nominee's confirmation Bipartisanship? It's happening to secure America's energy future Senate confirms Trump's nominee for No. 2 Interior post MORE (D-Wash.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Mike LeeMike LeeTrouble draining the swamp? Try returning power to the states Congress must act to protect data privacy before courts make surveillance even easier Five tough decisions for the GOP on healthcare MORE (R-Utah), Ed MarkeyEd MarkeySenate Dem: Trump has to stop ‘reckless’ language on North Korea Trump sparks debate over war resolution for North Korea Foreign Relations Dem: North Korea is the modern-day Cuban missile crisis MORE (D-Mass.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Todd YoungTodd YoungNo. 2 Senate Republican backs McConnell in Trump fight Savings through success in foreign assistance Senate Dems propose crackdown on foreign lobbyists MORE (R-Ind.)

 

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources 

Jurisdiction: Energy and nuclear waste policy, territorial policy, Native Hawaiian matters, public lands

Chairman: Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)

Ranking member: Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)

Subcommittees: Energy; National Parks; Public Lands, Forests and Mining; Water and Power

Members: John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoLacking White House plan, Senate focuses on infrastructure Effective climate protection means better policy and harnessing market forces GOP senators move to bolster border security, crack down on immigration MORE (R-Wyo.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Jim RischJim RischOvernight Cybersecurity: Mueller impanels grand jury in Russia probe | Researcher who helped stop WannaCry attack detained | Audit finds OPM systems still at risk Overnight Finance: Trump signs Russia sanctions bill, rips Congress | Trump plan would cut legal immigration | Senate confirms labor board pick | House Budget chair running for governor | Regulator takes step to change 'Volcker Rule' Committee leaders: Tax reform should benefit small businesses MORE (R-Idaho), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Jeff FlakeJeff FlakeOPINION: Congress should censure Trump for his unfit conduct Club for Growth endorses Nicholson in Wisconsin GOP primary Immigration battlefield widens for Trump, GOP MORE (R-Ariz.), Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenTrump quietly putting his stamp on the courts Grassley shouldn't allow Senate Democrats to block judicial nominees Senate Dems push Trump admin to protect nursing home residents' right to sue MORE (D-Minn.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Angus King (I-Maine), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Rob PortmanRob PortmanCongress should think twice on the Israel Anti-Boycott Act Senators push for possible FCC enforcement over Lifeline fraud The fight to protect the Affordable Care Act isn’t over MORE (R-Ohio), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Luther Strange (R-Ala.)

 

Committee on the Environment and Public Works 

Jurisdiction: Environmental policy, fisheries and wildlife, pollution, highway construction and maintenance, bridges and dams

Chairman: John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)

Ranking member: Tom CarperThomas (Tom) Richard CarperSenators push for possible FCC enforcement over Lifeline fraud Lacking White House plan, Senate focuses on infrastructure Governors-turned-senators meet to talk healthcare MORE (D-Del.)

Subcommittees: Clean Air and Nuclear Safety; Fisheries, Water and Wildlife; Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight; Transportation and Infrastructure 

Members: James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ben CardinBenjamin (Ben) Louis CardinCongress should think twice on the Israel Anti-Boycott Act Don’t let Congress amend the First Amendment Federal anti-BDS legislation – Common sense and constitutional MORE (D-Md.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)

 

Committee on Finance 

Jurisdiction: Taxation and other revenue measures, bonded debt of the U.S., customs, collection districts, health programs under the Social Security Act, tariff and import quotas 

Chairman: Orrin HatchOrrin HatchHatch urged Trump to ‘speak clearly’ against hate groups The Memo: Trump tries to quiet race storm Senators push FTC to finalize changes to contact lens rule MORE (R-Utah)

Ranking member: Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

Subcommittees: International Trade, Customs and Global Competitiveness; Taxation and IRS Oversight; Healthcare; Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure; Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth; Social Security, Pensions and Family Policy 

Members: Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), John CornynJohn CornynImmigration battlefield widens for Trump, GOP Congressional investigations — not just special counsels — strengthen our democracy Wrath of right falls on Google MORE (R-Texas), Tom Carper (D-Del.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrSenate chairman hopes to wrap up Russia investigation this year Lawmakers seek to interview Trump secretary in Russia probe Senate Dem wants closer look at Russia's fake news operation on Facebook MORE (R-N.C.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Johnny IsaksonJohnny IsaksonTrump signs Veterans Affairs bill at New Jersey golf club No. 2 Senate Republican backs McConnell in Trump fight Savings through success in foreign assistance MORE (R-Ga.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.) 

 

Committee on Foreign Relations 

Jurisdiction: Foreign policy legislation, foreign aid programs, arms sales and training for allies, treaties and legislation, diplomatic nominations

Chairman: Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)

Ranking member: Ben Cardin (D-Md.)

Subcommittees: Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism; Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women’s Issues; Europe and Regional Security Cooperation; Africa and Global Health Policy; East Asia, the Pacific and International Cybersecurity Policy; Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions and International Economic, Energy and Environmental Policy; State Department and USAID Management, International Operations and Bilateral International Development 

Members: Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Christopher Coons (D-Del.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.),  Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Rand PaulRand PaulCurtis wins GOP primary for House seat vacated by Jason Chaffetz Glimmer of hope in bipartisan criminal justice reform effort Trump barrage stuns McConnell and his allies MORE (R-Ky.)

 

Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions 

Jurisdiction: Education, labor, health, public welfare, arts and humanities, biomedical research, student loans, private pensions, individuals with disabilities, child labor, equal employment

Chairman: Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)

Ranking member: Patty Murray (D-Wash.)

Subcommittees: Children and Families; Employment and Workplace Safety; Primary Health and Retirement Security

Members: Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.)

 

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Jurisdiction: Department of Homeland Security, general government functions including the Postal Service and affairs in the District of Columbia 

Chairman: Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)

Ranking member: Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)

Subcommittees: Investigations; Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management; Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management

Members: John McCain (R-Ariz.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.)

 

Committee on Indian Affairs

Jurisdiction: Indian affairs, including  land management, health, education

Chairman: John Hoeven (R-N.D.)

Ranking member: Tom Udall (D-N.M.)

Subcommittees: None

Members: John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Al Franken (D-Minn.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)

 

Committee on the Judiciary

Jurisdiction: Department of Justice, appointments of judges and representatives, constitutional amendments, prisons, patents, immigration, holidays

Chairman: Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)

Ranking member: Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

Subcommittees: Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights; The Constitution; Crime and Terrorism; Border Security and Immigration; Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts; Privacy, Technology and the Law 

Members: Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Christopher Coons (D-Del.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), John Kennedy (R-La.)

 

Committee on Rules and Administration

Jurisdiction: Senate rules and offices, the Congressional Record, federal elections, corrupt practices, Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, monuments

Chairman: Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)

Ranking member: Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)

Subcommittees: None

Members: Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Chuck SchumerCharles SchumerDemocrats urge Trump to condemn Charlottesville violence Melania Trump on Charlottesville protests: 'No good comes from violence' It's time for McConnell to fight with Trump instead of against him MORE (D-N.Y.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Angus King (I-Maine), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.)

 

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Jurisdiction: Small Business Administration, small business enterprises

Chairman:  Jim Risch (R-Idaho)

Ranking member: Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)

Subcommittees: None

Members: Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Christopher Coons (D-Del.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), John Kennedy (R-La.)

 

Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

Jurisdiction: Veterans’ issues, veterans’ hospitals, national cemeteries

Chairman: Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.)

Ranking member: Jon Tester (D-Mont.)

Subcommittees: None

Members: Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska)

 

Select Committee on Ethics

Jurisdiction: Investigating and recommending discipline for improper conduct in the Senate 

Chairman: Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.)

Ranking member: Christopher Coons (D-Del.)

Subcommittees: None

Members: Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)

 

Select Committee on Intelligence

Jurisdiction: Intelligence agencies and activities

Chairman: Richard Burr (R-N.C.)

Ranking member: Mark Warner (D-Va.)

Subcommittees: None

Members: Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Angus King (I-Maine), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), John Cornyn (R-Texas)

 

Special Committee on Aging

Jurisdiction: Investigating issues important to older Americans

Chairman: Susan Collins (R-Maine)

Ranking member: Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.) 

Subcommittees: None

Members: Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.)

 

 

JOINT COMMITTEES

 

Joint Committee on Printing

Jurisdiction: U.S. Government Publishing Office, Congressional Record

Subcommittees: None

Editor’s Note: This committee’s membership has not been finalized. 



Joint Committee on Taxation

Jurisdiction: Assisting Congress with tax legislation

Subcommittees: None

Editor’s Note: This committee’s membership has not been finalized. 

 

Joint Committee on the Library

Jurisdiction: Library of Congress, works of art at the Capitol, U.S. Botanic Garden

Subcommittees: None

Editor’s Note: This committee’s membership has not been finalized. 

 

Joint Economic Committee

Jurisdiction: Reviewing economic conditions and suggesting improvements in economic policy

Chairman: Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio)

Ranking member: Sen. Martin Henrich (D-N.M.)

Vice Chairman: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) 

Subcommittees: None 

Members: Senators: Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Bill Cassidy (R-La.); Representatives: Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.), John Delaney (D-Md.), David SchweikertDavid SchweikertFreedom Caucus backs three debt ceiling options Bipartisan lawmakers give blood in honor of Scalise GOP senators pleased with Ivanka Trump meeting on family leave, child tax credits MORE (R-Ariz.), Alma Adams (D-N.C.), Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), Don Beyer (D-Va.), Darin LaHood (R-Ill.), Francis Rooney (R-Fla.)