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 RobertsThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Washington on edge amid SCOTUS vacancy The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by National Industries for the Blind - Trump seeks to flip 'Rage' narrative; Dems block COVID-19 bill GOP senators say coronavirus deal dead until after election MORE (R-Kan.)

Ranking member: Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump rollbacks could add 1.8 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions over 15 years: analysis | Intensifying natural disasters do little to move needle on climate efforts | Experts warn wildfire smoke could worsen COVID-19 GAO report finds brokers offered false info on coverage for pre-existing conditions Democrats back away from quick reversal of Trump tax cuts 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 CochranEspy wins Mississippi Senate Democratic primary Bottom Line Mike Espy announces Mississippi Senate bid MORE (R-Miss.), Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyBattle over timing complicates Democratic shutdown strategy Hillicon Valley: Russia 'amplifying' concerns around mail-in voting to undermine election | Facebook and Twitter take steps to limit Trump remarks on voting | Facebook to block political ads ahead of election Top Democrats press Trump to sanction Russian individuals over 2020 election interference efforts MORE (D-Vt.), Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Senate GOP aims to confirm Trump court pick by Oct. 29: report Trump argues full Supreme Court needed to settle potential election disputes MORE (R-Ky.), Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownSenate Democrats release report alleging Trump admin undermined fair housing policies Bipartisan praise pours in after Ginsburg's death Emboldened Democrats haggle over 2021 agenda MORE (D-Ohio), John BoozmanJohn Nichols BoozmanCOVID-19 relief talks look dead until September  Senate GOP hedges on attending Trump's convention amid coronavirus uptick The Hill's Coronavirus Report: San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Artistic Director Tim Seelig says choirs are dangerous; Pence says, 'We have saved lives' MORE (R-Ark.), Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSocial media platforms put muscle into National Voter Registration Day Battle lines drawn on precedent in Supreme Court fight Sunday shows - Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death dominates MORE (D-Minn.), John HoevenJohn Henry HoevenDavis: The Hall of Shame for GOP senators who remain silent on Donald Trump Bottom line Bipartisan senators seek funding for pork producers forced to euthanize livestock MORE (R-N.D.), Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetOVERNIGHT ENERGY: House Democrats tee up vote on climate-focused energy bill next week | EPA reappoints controversial leader to air quality advisory committee | Coronavirus creates delay in Pentagon research for alternative to 'forever chemicals' Senate Democrats demand White House fire controversial head of public lands agency Next crisis, keep people working and give them raises MORE (D-Colo.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandSunday shows preview: Justice Ginsburg dies, sparking partisan battle over vacancy before election Suburban moms are going to decide the 2020 election Jon Stewart urges Congress to help veterans exposed to burn pits MORE (D-N.Y.), Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyCollins says she will vote 'no' on Supreme Court nominee before election The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump, GOP allies prepare for SCOTUS nomination this week Gardner signals support for taking up Supreme Court nominee this year MORE (R-Iowa), Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyTrump meets with potential Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett at White House Names to watch as Trump picks Ginsburg replacement on Supreme Court Momentum growing among Republicans for Supreme Court vote before Election Day MORE (D-Ind.), John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneSenate GOP sees early Supreme Court vote as political booster shot Romney backs pre-election Supreme Court vote, paving way for McConnell, Trump Senate GOP faces pivotal moment on pick for Supreme Court MORE (R-S.D.), Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkampCentrists, progressives rally around Harris pick for VP 70 former senators propose bipartisan caucus for incumbents Susan Collins set to play pivotal role in impeachment drama MORE (D-N.D.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseySecond GOP senator to quarantine after exposure to coronavirus GAO report finds brokers offered false info on coverage for pre-existing conditions Catholic group launches .7M campaign against Biden targeting swing-state voters 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 MurraySenate Democrats introduce legislation to probe politicization of pandemic response Trump health officials grilled over reports of politics in COVID-19 response CDC director pushes back on Caputo claim of 'resistance unit' at agency MORE (D-Wash.), Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinBiden leads Trump by 12 points among Catholic voters: poll Names to watch as Trump picks Ginsburg replacement on Supreme Court McConnell says Trump nominee to replace Ginsburg will get Senate vote MORE (D-Calif.), Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderGraham: GOP has votes to confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the election The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Washington on edge amid SCOTUS vacancy This week: Supreme Court fight over Ginsburg's seat upends Congress's agenda MORE (R-Tenn.), Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinTumultuous court battle upends fight for Senate McConnell focuses on confirming judicial nominees with COVID-19 talks stalled Senate Republicans signal openness to working with Biden MORE (D-Ill.), Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSenate GOP aims to confirm Trump court pick by Oct. 29: report The Hill's Campaign Report: GOP set to ask SCOTUS to limit mail-in voting Senate GOP sees early Supreme Court vote as political booster shot MORE (R-Maine), Jack ReedJohn (Jack) Francis ReedWhen 'Buy American' and common sense collide Hillicon Valley: Russia 'amplifying' concerns around mail-in voting to undermine election | Facebook and Twitter take steps to limit Trump remarks on voting | Facebook to block political ads ahead of election Top Democrats press Trump to sanction Russian individuals over 2020 election interference efforts MORE (D-R.I.), Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiSenate GOP aims to confirm Trump court pick by Oct. 29: report Senate GOP sees early Supreme Court vote as political booster shot Pence defends Trump's 'obligation' to nominate new Supreme Court justice MORE (R-Alaska), Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterPence seeks to boost Daines in critical Montana Senate race This World Suicide Prevention Day, let's recommit to protecting the lives of our veterans Filibuster fight looms if Democrats retake Senate MORE (D-Mont.), Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenate GOP aims to confirm Trump court pick by Oct. 29: report The Hill's Campaign Report: GOP set to ask SCOTUS to limit mail-in voting Senate GOP sees early Supreme Court vote as political booster shot MORE (R-S.C.), Tom UdallThomas (Tom) Stewart UdallLWCF modernization: Restoring the promise OVERNIGHT ENERGY: House Democrats tee up vote on climate-focused energy bill next week | EPA reappoints controversial leader to air quality advisory committee | Coronavirus creates delay in Pentagon research for alternative to 'forever chemicals' Senate Democrats demand White House fire controversial head of public lands agency MORE (D-N.M.), Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntSocial media platforms put muscle into National Voter Registration Day Senate GOP faces pivotal moment on pick for Supreme Court This week: Supreme Court fight over Ginsburg's seat upends Congress's agenda MORE (R-Mo.), Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenSenate Democrats introduce bill to sanction Russians over Taliban bounties Trump-backed candidate wins NH GOP Senate primary to take on Shaheen Democratic senator urges Trump to respond to Russian aggression MORE (D-N.H.), Jerry MoranGerald (Jerry) MoranLobbying world This World Suicide Prevention Day, let's recommit to protecting the lives of our veterans Hillicon Valley: Zuckerberg acknowledges failure to take down Kenosha military group despite warnings | Election officials push back against concerns over mail-in voting, drop boxes MORE (R-Kan.), Jeff MerkleyJeffrey (Jeff) Alan MerkleyThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by The Air Line Pilots Association - Trump, Biden renew push for Latino support Sunday shows - Trump team defends coronavirus response Oregon senator says Trump's blame on 'forest management' for wildfires is 'just a big and devastating lie' MORE (D-Ore.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Christopher CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsMurkowski: Supreme Court nominee should not be taken up before election Battle lines drawn on precedent in Supreme Court fight Sunday shows - Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death dominates MORE (D-Del.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoCongress must finish work on popular conservation bill before time runs out Second GOP senator to quarantine after exposure to coronavirus GOP senator to quarantine after coronavirus exposure MORE (R-W.Va.), Tammy BaldwinTammy Suzanne BaldwinKeep teachers in the classroom Cher raised million for Biden campaign at LGBTQ-themed fundraiser Democrats seek balance in backing protests, condemning violence MORE (D-Wis.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyDemocratic senator calls for 'more flexible' medical supply chain to counter pandemics The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Don't expect a government check anytime soon GOP chairman to release interim report on Biden probe 'in about a week' MORE (D-Conn.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump, GOP allies prepare for SCOTUS nomination this week Trump meets with potential Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett at White House Names to watch as Trump picks Ginsburg replacement on Supreme Court MORE (D-W.Va.), Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Defense: Pentagon redirects pandemic funding to defense contractors | US planning for full Afghanistan withdrawal by May | Anti-Trump GOP group puts ads in military papers Democrats step up hardball tactics as Supreme Court fight heats up Press: Notorious RBG vs Notorious GOP 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 McCainCindy McCain endorses Biden: He's only candidate 'who stands up for our values' Biden says Cindy McCain will endorse him Biden's six best bets in 2016 Trump states 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 InhofeChamber of Commerce endorses McSally for reelection Overnight Defense: Top admiral says 'no condition' where US should conduct nuclear test 'at this time' | Intelligence chief says Congress will get some in-person election security briefings Top admiral: 'No condition' where US should conduct nuclear test 'at this time' MORE (R-Okla.), Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonDemocrats sound alarm on possible election chaos Trump, facing trouble in Florida, goes all in NASA names DC headquarters after agency's first Black female engineer Mary W. Jackson MORE (D-Fla.), Roger WickerRoger Frederick WickerBottom line Hillicon Valley: DOJ indicts Chinese, Malaysian hackers accused of targeting over 100 organizations | GOP senators raise concerns over Oracle-TikTok deal | QAnon awareness jumps in new poll Shakespeare Theatre Company goes virtual for 'Will on the Hill...or Won't They?' MORE (R-Miss.), Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillMomentum growing among Republicans for Supreme Court vote before Election Day Democratic-linked group runs ads in Kansas GOP Senate primary Trump mocked for low attendance at rally MORE (D-Mo.), Deb FischerDebra (Deb) Strobel FischerHillicon Valley: Election officials prepare for new Russian interference battle | 'Markeyverse' of online fans helps take down a Kennedy | GOP senators unveil bill to update tech liability protections Google, Apple, eBay to meet virtually with lawmakers for tech group's annual fly-in Congress botched the CFPB's leadership — here's how to fix it MORE (R-Neb.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonGOP brushes back charges of hypocrisy in Supreme Court fight Trump uses bin Laden raid to attack Biden Battle lines drawn on precedent in Supreme Court fight 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 TillisThe Hill's Campaign Report: GOP set to ask SCOTUS to limit mail-in voting OVERNIGHT ENERGY: EPA head questions connection of climate change to natural disasters | Pebble Mine executives eye future expansion in recorded conversations | EPA questions science linking widely used pesticide to brain damage in children Liberal super PAC launches ads targeting vulnerable GOP senators over SCOTUS fight MORE (R-N.C.), Mazie HironoMazie Keiko HironoDemocrats unveil plan declaring racism a public health issue Overnight Defense: US, Russia trade blame over Syria incident | Pentagon calls out China's 'counterproductive' military exercises, missile test | Democrats press Esper on COVID-19 response Democrats press Esper on 'concerning' rise in Pentagon's COVID-19 cases MORE (D-Hawaii), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineButtigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice Trump meets with potential Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett at White House Names to watch as Trump picks Ginsburg replacement on Supreme Court MORE (D-Va.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Angus KingAngus KingGovernment watchdog recommends creation of White House cyber director position Democrats step up hardball tactics as Supreme Court fight heats up Shakespeare Theatre Company goes virtual for 'Will on the Hill...or Won't They?' MORE (I-Maine), Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrump argues full Supreme Court needed to settle potential election disputes Press: Notorious RBG vs Notorious GOP The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Washington on edge amid SCOTUS vacancy MORE (R-Texas), Martin HeinrichMartin Trevor HeinrichSenate Democrats demand White House fire controversial head of public lands agency Senate Democrats seek removal of controversial public lands head after nomination withdrawal Five takeaways from final Senate Intel Russia report MORE (D-N.M.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHarris joins women's voter mobilization event also featuring Pelosi, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda Judd Gregg: The Kamala threat — the Californiaization of America GOP set to release controversial Biden report 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 CrapoBottom line Davis: The Hall of Shame for GOP senators who remain silent on Donald Trump Top GOP senator urges agencies to protect renters, banks amid coronavirus aid negotiations 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 CorkerHas Congress captured Russia policy? Tennessee primary battle turns nasty for Republicans Cheney clashes with Trump MORE (R-Tenn.), Bob MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezKasie Hunt to host lead-in show for MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' Senators ask for removal of tariffs on EU food, wine, spirits: report VOA visa decision could hobble Venezuela coverage 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 WarnerIntelligence chief says Congress will get some in-person election security briefings Overnight Defense: Trump hosts Israel, UAE, Bahrain for historic signing l Air Force reveals it secretly built and flew new fighter jet l Coronavirus creates delay in Pentagon research for alternative to 'forever chemicals' House approves bill to secure internet-connected federal devices against cyber threats MORE (D-Va.), Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottAuthor Ryan Girdusky: RNC worked best when highlighting 'regular people' as opposed to 'standard Republicans' Now is the time to renew our focus on students and their futures GOP lobbyists pleasantly surprised by Republican convention 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 EnziChamber of Commerce endorses McSally for reelection Cynthia Lummis wins GOP Senate primary in Wyoming The Hill's Convention Report: Democrats gear up for Day Two of convention MORE (R-Wyo.)

Ranking member: Bernie SandersBernie SandersButtigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice Bernie Sanders warns of 'nightmare scenario' if Trump refuses election results Harris joins women's voter mobilization event also featuring Pelosi, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda MORE (I-Vt.)

Subcommittees: None

Members: Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenGOP set to release controversial Biden report Democrats fear Russia interference could spoil bid to retake Senate GOP senator blocks Schumer resolution aimed at Biden probe as tensions run high MORE (D-Ore.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseHillicon Valley: Murky TikTok deal raises questions about China's role | Twitter investigating automated image previews over apparent algorithmic bias | House approves bill making hacking federal voting systems a crime House approves legislation making hacking voting systems a federal crime LWCF modernization: Restoring the promise MORE (D-R.I.), Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold Johnson CIA found Putin 'probably directing' campaign against Biden: report This week: Supreme Court fight over Ginsburg's seat upends Congress's agenda GOP set to release controversial Biden report 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 Scott GardnerOvernight Health Care: US coronavirus deaths hit 200,000 | Ginsburg's death puts future of ObamaCare at risk | Federal panel delays vote on initial COVID-19 vaccine distribution The Hill's Campaign Report: GOP set to ask SCOTUS to limit mail-in voting Senate GOP sees early Supreme Court vote as political booster shot 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: Zuckerberg acknowledges failure to take down Kenosha military group despite warnings | Election officials push back against concerns over mail-in voting, drop boxes Bipartisan senators call for investigation of popular fertility app The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Mike Roman says 3M on track to deliver 2 billion respirators globally and 1 billion in US by end of year; US, Pfizer agree to 100M doses of COVID-19 vaccine that will be free to Americans 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 LeeMcConnell shores up GOP support for coronavirus package McConnell tries to unify GOP Davis: The Hall of Shame for GOP senators who remain silent on Donald Trump MORE (R-Utah), Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeySchumer: 'Nothing is off the table' if GOP moves forward with Ginsburg replacement Democrats see fundraising spike following Ginsburg death Democratic senator calls for eliminating filibuster, expanding Supreme Court if GOP fills vacancy 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 YoungSenate GOP eyes early exit Why the US should rely more on strategy, not sanctions Davis: The Hall of Shame for GOP senators who remain silent on Donald Trump 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 BarrassoGOP senator attacks Biden: 'I'm not sure what he recalls' Oil and gas is a partner — not an adversary — in meeting our economic and environmental goals Murkowski: Supreme Court nominee should not be taken up before election MORE (R-Wyo.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Jim RischJames (Jim) Elroy RischWhy the US should rely more on strategy, not sanctions Davis: The Hall of Shame for GOP senators who remain silent on Donald Trump Senators blast Turkey's move to convert Hagia Sophia back into a mosque MORE (R-Idaho), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeJeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Republican former Michigan governor says he's voting for Biden Maybe they just don't like cowboys: The president is successful, some just don't like his style MORE (R-Ariz.), Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenGOP Senate candidate says Trump, Republicans will surprise in Minnesota Peterson faces fight of his career in deep-red Minnesota district Getting tight — the psychology of cancel culture 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 PortmanMcConnell locks down key GOP votes in Supreme Court fight Romney undecided on authorizing subpoenas for GOP Obama-era probes Congress needs to prioritize government digital service delivery 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 CarperDemocrat asks for probe of EPA's use of politically appointed lawyers Overnight Energy: Study links coronavirus mortality to air pollution exposure | Low-income, minority households pay more for utilities: report OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Democrats push resolution to battle climate change, sluggish economy and racial injustice | Senators reach compromise on greenhouse gas amendment stalling energy bill | Trump courts Florida voters with offshore drilling moratorium 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 must finish work on popular conservation bill before time runs out PPP application window closes after coronavirus talks deadlock  Congress eyes tighter restrictions on next round of small business help 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 HatchBottom line Bottom line Senate GOP divided over whether they'd fill Supreme Court vacancy  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 CornynThe Hill's Campaign Report: GOP set to ask SCOTUS to limit mail-in voting Liberal super PAC launches ads targeting vulnerable GOP senators over SCOTUS fight Senate GOP faces pivotal moment on pick for Supreme Court MORE (R-Texas), Tom Carper (D-Del.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrRep. Mark Walker says he's been contacted about Liberty University vacancy Overnight Defense: Trump rejects major cut to military health care | Senate report says Trump campaign's Russia contacts posed 'grave' threat Senate report describes closer ties between 2016 Trump campaign, Russia MORE (R-N.C.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Johnny IsaksonJohnny IsaksonLoeffler paints herself as 'more conservative than Attila the Hun' in new campaign ad Georgia GOP Senate candidates cite abortion in pushing Ginsburg replacement Loeffler: Trump 'has every right' to fill Ginsburg vacancy before election 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 PaulSecond GOP senator to quarantine after exposure to coronavirus GOP senator to quarantine after coronavirus exposure The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by National Industries for the Blind - Trump seeks to flip 'Rage' narrative; Dems block COVID-19 bill 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 SchumerSenate Democrats introduce legislation to probe politicization of pandemic response Schumer interrupted during live briefing by heckler: 'Stop lying to the people' Jacobin editor: Primarying Schumer would force him to fight Trump's SCOTUS nominee 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 SchweikertHouse Democratic campaign leader predicts bigger majority Democrat Hiral Tipirneni wins Ariz. primary to challenge Rep. David Schweikert Ethics watchdog finds 'substantial' evidence of improper spending by Rep. Sanford Bishop MORE (R-Ariz.), Alma Adams (D-N.C.), Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), Don Beyer (D-Va.), Darin LaHood (R-Ill.), Francis Rooney (R-Fla.)