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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 RobertsCharles (Pat) Patrick RobertsSenate swears-in six new lawmakers as 117th Congress convenes Window quickly closing for big coronavirus deal Trump's controversial Fed nominee stalled after Senate setback MORE (R-Kan.)

Ranking member: Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowYellen champions big spending at confirmation hearing Coronavirus relief deal hinges on talks over Fed lending powers OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Government scientists predicted border wall construction could harm wildlife refuge | Haaland nomination generates excitement in Native American communities | Trump officials wrongly awarded Alaska grant in bid to open Tongass 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 CochranBottom line Alabama zeroes in on Richard Shelby's future Hyde-Smith fends off challenge from Espy in Mississippi MORE (R-Miss.), Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyPompeo's flurry of foreign policy moves hampers Biden start Senior Democrat says Hawley, Cruz should step down from Judiciary Congress unveils .3 trillion government spending and virus relief package MORE (D-Vt.), Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump has talked to associates about forming new political party: report McConnell, Schumer fail to cut power-sharing deal amid filibuster snag McConnell keeps GOP guessing on Trump impeachment MORE (R-Ky.), Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownFacebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Biden and the new Congress must protect Americans from utility shutoffs Streamlining the process of prior authorization for medical and surgical procedures MORE (D-Ohio), John BoozmanJohn Nichols BoozmanSenate poised to override Trump's defense bill veto Republican senators introduce bill to protect government workers from being targeted at home Business groups scramble to forge ties amid race for House Agriculture chair MORE (R-Ark.), Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSenate Democrats call on Biden to immediately invoke Defense Production Act Senate Democrats make democracy reform first bill of new majority Google completes Fitbit acquisition MORE (D-Minn.), John HoevenJohn Henry HoevenMcConnell about to school Trump on political power for the last time Senate GOP opposition grows to objecting to Electoral College results Man charged with criminal mischief for allegedly vandalizing senator's office with ax MORE (R-N.D.), Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetTop Democrat pushes for tying unemployment insurance to economic conditions 50-50 Senate opens the door to solutions outlasting Trump's moment of violence Build trust in vaccines by investing in community workers MORE (D-Colo.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandOVERNIGHT DEFENSE: 12 removed from National Guard inauguration security | Austin backs lifting transgender ban Biden Pentagon pick supports lifting transgender military ban Democrats looking to speed through Senate impeachment trial MORE (D-N.Y.), Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyYellen champions big spending at confirmation hearing Yellen says it's important to 'act big' on coronavirus relief 3 ways Biden will reshape regulatory policy MORE (R-Iowa), Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyBiden and Schumer face battles with left if Democrats win big Harris walks fine line on Barrett as election nears The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by JobsOhio - Showdown: Trump-Biden debate likely to be nasty MORE (D-Ind.), John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneMcConnell keeps GOP guessing on Trump impeachment Yellen champions big spending at confirmation hearing This week: Tensions running high in Trump's final days MORE (R-S.D.), Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkampHarrison seen as front-runner to take over DNC at crucial moment Biden to tap Vilsack for Agriculture secretary: reports OVERNIGHT ENERGY: EPA guidance may exempt some water polluters from Supreme Court permit mandate | Vilsack's stock rises with Team Biden | Arctic wildfires linked to warming temperatures: NOAA MORE (D-N.D.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyDemocrats looking to speed through Senate impeachment trial Capitol Police officer hailed as hero for drawing rioters away from Senate chamber Scranton dedicates 'Joe Biden Way' to honor president-elect MORE Jr. (D-Pa.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Luther Strange (R-Ala.) 

 

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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 MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayHawley pens op-ed to defend decision to object to electoral votes amid pushback Demolition at the Labor Department, too Hawley, Cruz face rising anger, possible censure MORE (D-Wash.), Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinJustice Dept. closes insider trading case against Burr without charges Senate Democrats call on Biden to immediately invoke Defense Production Act Barrett hears climate case against her father's ex-employer Shell MORE (D-Calif.), Lamar AlexanderLamar AlexanderCongress addressed surprise medical bills, but the issue is not resolved Trump renominates Judy Shelton in last-ditch bid to reshape Fed Senate swears-in six new lawmakers as 117th Congress convenes MORE (R-Tenn.), Dick DurbinDick DurbinMcConnell keeps GOP guessing on Trump impeachment Officials brace for second Trump impeachment trial Sunday shows - Capital locked down ahead of Biden's inauguration MORE (D-Ill.), Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsThe Memo: Biden prepares for sea of challenges Biden's minimum wage push faces uphill battle with GOP GOP senators wrestle with purging Trump from party MORE (R-Maine), Jack ReedJack ReedAustin pledges to empower Pentagon civilians 15 former Defense officials back waiver for Austin to serve as Defense secretary What to watch for in Biden Defense pick's confirmation hearing MORE (D-R.I.), Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiMcConnell keeps GOP guessing on Trump impeachment FDA chief says he was 'disgusted' by Capitol riots, considered resigning The Memo: Biden prepares for sea of challenges MORE (R-Alaska), Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterSenate Democrats leery of nixing filibuster 50-50 Senate opens the door to solutions outlasting Trump's moment of violence Biden VA pick faces 'steep learning curve' at massive agency MORE (D-Mont.), Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenate presses Biden's pick for secretary of State on Iran, China, Russia and Yemen GOP senator questions constitutionality of an impeachment trial after Trump leaves office Graham pushes Schumer for vote to dismiss impeachment article MORE (R-S.C.), Tom UdallTom UdallSenate swears-in six new lawmakers as 117th Congress convenes We can achieve our democratic ideals now by passing the For the People Act Haaland nomination generates excitement in Native American communities MORE (D-N.M.), Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntUS Chamber of Commerce to stop supporting some lawmakers following the Capitol riots Senate to be briefed on inauguration security after Capitol attack This week: Democrats barrel toward Trump impeachment after Capitol attack MORE (R-Mo.), Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenBipartisan group of senators: The election is over Seven Senate races to watch in 2022 How Congress dismissed women's empowerment MORE (D-N.H.), Jerry MoranGerald (Jerry) Moran'I saw my life flash before my eyes': An oral history of the Capitol attack Electoral College fight splits GOP as opposition grows to election challenge Hillicon Valley: Texas, other states bring antitrust lawsuit against Google | Krebs emphasizes security of the election as senators butt heads | Twitter cracks down on coronavirus vaccine misinformation MORE (R-Kan.), Jeff MerkleyJeff MerkleySenate Democrats make democracy reform first bill of new majority Senate Democrats leery of nixing filibuster Biden and the new Congress must protect Americans from utility shutoffs MORE (D-Ore.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Christopher CoonsChris Andrew CoonsRomney calls for Senate to pass sanctions on Putin over Navalny poisoning Senate Democrats leery of nixing filibuster Security concerns mount ahead of Biden inauguration MORE (D-Del.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoMcConnell about to school Trump on political power for the last time GOP senator: Trump rhetoric on election fraud 'certainly not helpful' in Georgia Senate GOP opposition grows to objecting to Electoral College results MORE (R-W.Va.), Tammy BaldwinTammy Suzanne BaldwinSenate Democrats call on Biden to immediately invoke Defense Production Act Seven Senate races to watch in 2022 Senate Democrats urge Google to improve ad policies to combat election disinformation MORE (D-Wis.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphySenate Democrats call on Biden to immediately invoke Defense Production Act GOP senator questions constitutionality of an impeachment trial after Trump leaves office Overnight Health Care: Testing capacity strained as localities struggle with vaccine staffing | Health workers refusing vaccine is growing problem | Incoming CDC director expects 500,000 COVID deaths by mid-February MORE (D-Conn.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinMcConnell, Schumer fail to cut power-sharing deal amid filibuster snag Josh Hawley has a new publisher — that's good news This week: Tensions running high in Trump's final days MORE (D-W.Va.), Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioJustice Dept. closes insider trading case against Burr without charges Author Ryan Girdusky: Ivanka Trump to face challenges in potential Senate run against Rubio Former Trump intel chief Coats introduces Biden nominee Haines at hearing 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 Sidney McCainMeghan McCain: Trump's legacy is DC looking like a 'war zone' What to watch for in Biden Defense pick's confirmation hearing The best way to handle veterans, active-duty military that participated in Capitol riot 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 (Jim) Mountain InhofeJustice Dept. closes insider trading case against Burr without charges Biden pick for Pentagon cruises through confirmation hearing McConnell about to school Trump on political power for the last time MORE (R-Okla.), Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonGeorgia Senate races shatter spending records Georgia voters flood polls ahead of crucial Senate contests The Hill's Morning Report - Fearing defeat, Trump claims 'illegal' ballots MORE (D-Fla.), Roger WickerRoger Frederick WickerWall Street Journal: GOP Electoral College 'stunt' will hurt US, Republican Party Bipartisan group of senators: The election is over Southwest Airlines says it won't furlough workers after Trump signed relief bill MORE (R-Miss.), Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillLobbying world Former McCaskill aides launch PAC seeking to thwart Hawley Ex-GOP senator blasts Hawley's challenge to electoral vote count as 'highly destructive attack' MORE (D-Mo.), Deb FischerDebra (Deb) Strobel FischerBiden pick for Pentagon cruises through confirmation hearing Push for ,000 stimulus checks hits Senate buzzsaw Overnight Energy: Biden makes historic pick with Haaland for Interior | Biden set to tap North Carolina official to lead EPA | Gina McCarthy forges new path as White House climate lead MORE (R-Neb.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonBiden pick for Pentagon cruises through confirmation hearing GOP senator questions constitutionality of an impeachment trial after Trump leaves office GOP senators wrestle with purging Trump from party MORE (R-Ark.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisDemocrats see Georgia as model for success across South McConnell about to school Trump on political power for the last time Seven Senate races to watch in 2022 MORE (R-N.C.), Mazie HironoMazie Keiko HironoDemocratic senator raises concerns about inauguration security Senate Democrats urge Google to improve ad policies to combat election disinformation Senate gears up for battle over Barr's new special counsel MORE (D-Hawaii), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael Kaine'I saw my life flash before my eyes': An oral history of the Capitol attack 7 surprise moments from a tumultuous year in politics Robert E. Lee statue removed from US Capitol MORE (D-Va.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Angus KingAngus KingAngus King warns of 'grave danger' of Trump revealing classified information Senate Democrats leery of nixing filibuster 'Almost Heaven, West Virginia' — Joe Manchin and a 50-50 Senate MORE (I-Maine), Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBlinken affirms plan to keep US embassy in Jerusalem The Intercept bureau chief: Biden's top candidate for DOJ antitrust division previously represented Google Attorneys urge Missouri Supreme Court to probe Hawley's actions before Capitol riot MORE (R-Texas), Martin HeinrichMartin Trevor HeinrichBiden Intel chief nominee Avril Haines pledges public report on QAnon threat Overnight Defense: Trump impeached for second time | National Guard at Capitol now armed, swelling to 20K troops for inauguration | Alabama chosen for Space Command home Space Command to be located in Alabama MORE (D-N.M.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden pick for Pentagon cruises through confirmation hearing Senate Democrats call on Biden to immediately invoke Defense Production Act Biden consumer bureau pick could take over agency on Inauguration Day 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 CrapoMichael (Mike) Dean CrapoSweeping COVID-19, spending deal hits speed bumps McConnell in tough position as House eyes earmark return Mnuchin to put 5B in COVID-19 relief funds beyond successor's reach 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 CorkerGOP lawmaker patience runs thin with Trump tactics Former GOP senator: Republicans cannot let Trump's 'reckless' post-election claims stand Cornyn: Relationships with Trump like 'women who get married and think they're going to change their spouse' MORE (R-Tenn.), Bob MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezSenate presses Biden's pick for secretary of State on Iran, China, Russia and Yemen Year-end deal creates American Latino, women's history museums Lawmakers call for including creation of Latino, women's history museums in year-end spending deal MORE (D-N.J.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerOn The Trail: Democrats plan to hammer Trump on Social Security, Medicare Lobbying World Democrats spend big to put Senate in play MORE (R-Nev.), Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerSocial media posts, cellphone data aid law enforcement investigations into riots 'Almost Heaven, West Virginia' — Joe Manchin and a 50-50 Senate Confirmation hearing for Biden's DNI pick postponed MORE (D-Va.), Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottGOP senator questions constitutionality of an impeachment trial after Trump leaves office Biden's minimum wage push faces uphill battle with GOP GOP senators wrestle with purging Trump from party 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.)

 

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Committee on the Budget

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

Chairman: Mike EnziMichael (Mike) Bradley EnziSenate swears-in six new lawmakers as 117th Congress convenes With Senate at stake, Georgia is on all our minds Wyoming mask mandate backed by GOP lawmakers goes into effect MORE (R-Wyo.)

Ranking member: Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Trump leaves changed nation in his wake Cori Bush dismisses concerns of being 'co-opted' by establishment The Memo: Biden prepares for sea of challenges MORE (I-Vt.)

Subcommittees: None

Members: Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenSenate Democrats call on Biden to immediately invoke Defense Production Act Yellen champions big spending at confirmation hearing Biden pick for Intel chief vows to release report on Khashoggi killing MORE (D-Ore.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseDemocrats seize on GOP donor fallout Senior Democrat says Hawley, Cruz should step down from Judiciary Hawley, Cruz face rising anger, possible censure MORE (D-R.I.), Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonGOP senators call for commission to investigate Capitol attack Wisconsin Democrats make ad buy calling on Johnson to resign Efforts to secure elections likely to gain ground in Democrat-controlled Congress 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 GardnerOvernight Defense: Joint Chiefs denounce Capitol attack | Contractors halt donations after siege | 'QAnon Shaman' at Capitol is Navy vet Lobbying world Senate swears-in six new lawmakers as 117th Congress convenes 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.)

 

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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 CantwellHillicon Valley: Texas, other states bring antitrust lawsuit against Google | Krebs emphasizes security of the election as senators butt heads | Twitter cracks down on coronavirus vaccine misinformation Senators press federal agencies for more information on Russian cyberattack New FCC commissioner's arrival signals gridlock early next year 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 LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeRepublicans wrestle over removing Trump Lawmakers, leaders offer condolences following the death of Capitol Police officer GOP senators urging Trump officials to not resign after Capitol chaos MORE (R-Utah), Ed MarkeyEd MarkeyFive centrist Democrats oppose Pelosi for Speaker in tight vote David Sirota: Democrats gave away leverage in forcing vote on ,000 checks Sanders to slow down NDAA veto override in bid to get vote on K checks proposal 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 Christopher YoungLobbying world Biden urged to reverse Pompeo-Trump move on Houthis 'I saw my life flash before my eyes': An oral history of the Capitol attack 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 BarrassoMcConnell about to school Trump on political power for the last time Georgia keeps Senate agenda in limbo Spending bill aims to reduce emissions, spur energy development MORE (R-Wyo.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Jim RischJim Elroy RischOvernight Defense: US sanctions NATO ally Turkey over Russian defense system | Veterans groups, top Democrats call for Wilkie's resignation | Gingrich, other Trump loyalists named to Pentagon board Will Biden choose a values-based or transactional foreign policy? GOP senator congratulates Biden, says Trump should accept results MORE (R-Idaho), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeCindy McCain on possible GOP censure: 'I think I'm going to make T-shirts' Arizona state GOP moves to censure Cindy McCain, Jeff Flake Arizona county's Republican committee debates censuring Cindy McCain MORE (R-Ariz.), Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenHarrison seen as front-runner to take over DNC at crucial moment The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump, Biden clash over transition holdup, pandemic plans The Hill's Morning Report - Fearing defeat, Trump claims 'illegal' ballots 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 PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanBiden DHS, Intel picks stress need to prioritize cybersecurity after SolarWinds hack Senators vet Mayorkas to take lead at DHS Graham pushes Schumer for vote to dismiss impeachment article 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 vet Mayorkas to take lead at DHS Senate majority offers Biden new avenues on Trump environmental rollbacks OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Senate majority offers Biden new avenues on Trump environmental rollbacks | Democrats eye action on range of climate bills | Biden pushing to cancel Keystone XL pipeline as soon as he takes office: reports 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 CardinRomney calls for Senate to pass sanctions on Putin over Navalny poisoning Senate Democrats leery of nixing filibuster Georgia keeps Senate agenda in limbo 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 Grant HatchMellman: What happened after Ginsburg? Bottom line Bottom line 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 CornynMcConnell keeps GOP guessing on Trump impeachment Schumer: Trump should not be eligible to run for office again Harris to resign from Senate seat on Monday MORE (R-Texas), Tom Carper (D-Del.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrJustice Dept. closes insider trading case against Burr without charges Officials discussing 25th Amendment for Trump following violence at Capitol GOP senator says Trump 'bears responsibility' for Capitol riot MORE (R-N.C.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Johnny IsaksonJohnny IsaksonLoeffler concedes to Warnock Hawley to still object to Pennsylvania after Capitol breached Hillary Clinton trolls McConnell: 'Senate Minority Leader' 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 PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulMcConnell about to school Trump on political power for the last time Legislatures boost security after insurrection, FBI warnings Former Missouri senator says backing Hawley was 'worst mistake of my life' 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.), Charles SchumerChuck SchumerNew York court worker arrested, accused of threats related to inauguration Schumer: Trump should not be eligible to run for office again McConnnell, McCarthy accept Biden invitation to pre-inauguration church service 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 SchweikertREAD: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results House Republicans who didn't sign onto the Texas lawsuit House GOP proposed rules change sparks concern MORE (R-Ariz.), Alma Adams (D-N.C.), Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), Don Beyer (D-Va.), Darin LaHood (R-Ill.), Francis Rooney (R-Fla.)