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

JOINT COMMITTEES

 

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 RobertsEleven GOP senators sign open letter backing Sessions's comeback bid Pressure builds on Pompeo as impeachment inquiry charges ahead GOP lawmakers fear Trump becoming too consumed by impeachment fight MORE (R-Kan.)

Ranking member: Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowCentrist Democrats seize on state election wins to rail against Warren's agenda Cash surge puts more Senate races in play Poll shows Sen. Gary Peters with slim lead over GOP rival in Michigan 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 CochranBiden has a lot at stake in first debate The Hill's Morning Report — Trump turns the page back to Mueller probe Trump praises Thad Cochran: 'A real senator with incredible values' MORE (R-Miss.), Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Senators press NSA official over shuttered phone surveillance program EPA blames advisory board for controversial changes to FOIA policy MORE (D-Vt.), Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Progressive veterans group launches campaign labeling Trump as a 'national security threat' GOP senators plan to tune out impeachment week MORE (R-Ky.), Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownSunday shows — New impeachment phase dominates Brown confirms he won't enter 2020 race: 'I think it's a good field' GM officially sells Ohio plant, months after Trump touted sale MORE (D-Ohio), John BoozmanJohn Nichols BoozmanEleven GOP senators sign open letter backing Sessions's comeback bid VA chief pressed on efforts to prevent veteran suicides McConnell ups pressure on White House to get a budget deal MORE (R-Ark.), Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharDemocrats debate how to defeat Trump: fight or heal Republicans, Democrats brace for first public testimony in impeachment inquiry Klobuchar: A woman with Buttigieg's experience would not be on presidential debate stage MORE (D-Minn.), John HoevenJohn Henry HoevenBottom Line Poll: McConnell is most unpopular senator McConnell ups pressure on White House to get a budget deal MORE (R-N.D.), Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetDemocrats debate how to defeat Trump: fight or heal Overnight Energy: EPA watchdog slams agency chief after deputy fails to cooperate in probe | Justices wrestle with reach of Clean Water Act | Bipartisan Senate climate caucus grows Bipartisan Senate climate caucus grows by six members MORE (D-Colo.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandSenate panel clears controversial Trump court pick Advocates step up efforts for horse racing reform bill after more deaths Harris proposes keeping schools open for 10 hours a day MORE (D-N.Y.), Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyFalling investment revives attacks against Trump's tax cuts Overnight Health Care: CDC links vitamin E oil to vaping illnesses | White House calls Pelosi drug price plan 'unworkable' | Dem offers bill for state-based 'Medicare for All' White House says Pelosi plan to lower drug prices 'unworkable' MORE (R-Iowa), Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyWatchdog accuses pro-Kavanaugh group of sending illegal robotexts in 2018 Lobbying world Trump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand MORE (D-Ind.), John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneTrump encounters GOP resistance to investigating Hunter Biden Republicans warn election results are 'wake-up call' for Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report: Public impeachment hearings to begin next week MORE (R-S.D.), Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkampThe Hill's Morning Report — Biden steadies in third debate as top tier remains the same Trump wins 60 percent approval in rural areas of key states Pence to push new NAFTA deal in visit to Iowa MORE (D-N.D.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyNew ObamaCare enrollment period faces Trump headwinds Scrap House defense authorization provision benefitting Russia Here are the Senate Democrats backing a Trump impeachment inquiry over Ukraine call 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 MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayRetirement bill blocked in Senate amid fight over amendments Senate Democrats call on White House to abandon plan to collect DNA from migrants Overnight Health Care: Judge temporarily blocks Alabama near-total abortion ban | Sanders dismisses calls for 'Medicare for All' funding plan | Dems urge Trump not to back down on vaping flavor ban MORE (D-Wash.), Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinHarris shares video addressing staffers the night Trump was elected: 'This is some s---' Centrist Democrats seize on state election wins to rail against Warren's agenda Senate talks on stalled Violence Against Women Act reauthorization unravel MORE (D-Calif.), Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderJuan Williams: Republicans flee Trump Romney, Collins, Murkowski only Senate GOP holdouts on Graham's impeachment resolution The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by Better Medicare Alliance — Impeachment angst growing in GOP MORE (R-Tenn.), Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinSenate fight derails bipartisan drug pricing bills Senators push for deal on impeachment trial rules to avoid political brawl Democrats unifying against Joe Kennedy Senate bid MORE (D-Ill.), Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Senate panel clears controversial Trump court pick Republicans warn election results are 'wake-up call' for Trump MORE (R-Maine), Jack ReedJohn (Jack) Francis ReedIt's time for Congress to establish a national mental health crisis number America's avengers deserve an advocate Democrats unifying against Joe Kennedy Senate bid MORE (D-R.I.), Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry GOP senators plan to tune out impeachment week Pay America's Coast Guard MORE (R-Alaska), Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterOvernight Defense: Top diplomat changes testimony to indicate quid pro quo | Dem offers measure on Turkish human rights abuses in Syria | Warren offers plan to address veteran suicide rates Manchin says he wouldn't back Sanders against Trump in presidential race Bennet reintroduces bill to ban lawmakers from becoming lobbyists MORE (D-Mont.), Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamImpeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Graham on the impeachment inquiry: 'I made my mind up. There's nothing there' Rand Paul says Trump has 'every right' to withhold Ukraine aid over corruption MORE (R-S.C.), Tom UdallThomas (Tom) Stewart UdallOvernight Energy: EPA watchdog slams agency chief after deputy fails to cooperate in probe | Justices wrestle with reach of Clean Water Act | Bipartisan Senate climate caucus grows Hillicon Valley: Twitter to refuse all political ads | Trump camp blasts 'very dumb' decision | Ocasio-Cortez hails move | Zuckerberg doubles down on Facebook's ad policies | GOP senator blocks sweeping election reform bill GOP senator blocks sweeping election reform bill MORE (D-N.M.), Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntGOP senators plan to tune out impeachment week Eleven GOP senators sign open letter backing Sessions's comeback bid Trump encounters GOP resistance to investigating Hunter Biden MORE (R-Mo.), Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenOn The Money: US paid record .1B in tariffs in September | Dems ramp up oversight of 'opportunity zones' | Judge hints at letting House lawsuit over Trump tax returns proceed Overnight Energy: EPA watchdog slams agency chief after deputy fails to cooperate in probe | Justices wrestle with reach of Clean Water Act | Bipartisan Senate climate caucus grows Overnight Defense: Trump, Erdogan confirm White House meeting | Public impeachment hearings set for next week | Top defense appropriator retiring MORE (D-N.H.), Jerry MoranGerald (Jerry) MoranIt's time for Congress to establish a national mental health crisis number Overnight Defense: Top diplomat changes testimony to indicate quid pro quo | Dem offers measure on Turkish human rights abuses in Syria | Warren offers plan to address veteran suicide rates Senate bill takes aim at 'secret' online algorithms MORE (R-Kan.), Jeff MerkleyJeffrey (Jeff) Alan MerkleySenate committee advances budget reform plan Harris proposes keeping schools open for 10 hours a day Overnight Energy: Dems ask Trump UN ambassador to recuse from Paris climate dealings | Green group sues agencies for records on climate science | Dem wants answers on Keystone oil spill MORE (D-Ore.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Christopher CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsCentrist Democrats seize on state election wins to rail against Warren's agenda Bill Gates visits Capitol to discuss climate change with new Senate caucus The Memo: ISIS leader's death is no game-changer for Trump MORE (D-Del.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoHillicon Valley: Facebook to remove mentions of potential whistleblower's name | House Dems demand FCC action over leak of location data | Dem presses regulators to secure health care data Senators introduce bill to create 'parity' among broadband programs Republicans warn election results are 'wake-up call' for Trump MORE (R-W.Va.), Tammy BaldwinTammy Suzanne BaldwinIt's time for Congress to establish a national mental health crisis number The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Better Medicare Alliance - Dems unveil impeachment measure; Vindman splits GOP The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Better Medicare Alliance - Dems shift strategy on impeachment vote MORE (D-Wis.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyOvernight Defense: Trump, Erdogan confirm White House meeting | Public impeachment hearings set for next week | Top defense appropriator retiring Fairness, tradition, and the Constitution demand the 'whistleblower' step forward Senate Democrat: Colleague was working on fantasy football trade instead of listening to Schumer MORE (D-Conn.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinCentrist Democrats seize on state election wins to rail against Warren's agenda Overnight Energy: Senate eyes nixing 'forever chemicals' fix from defense bill | Former Obama EPA chief named CEO of green group | Senate reviews Interior, FERC nominees criticized on ethics Senate reviews Interior, FERC nominees criticized on ethics MORE (D-W.Va.), Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioGOP senators plan to tune out impeachment week Republicans warn election results are 'wake-up call' for Trump Paul's demand to out whistleblower rankles GOP colleagues 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 says husband John McCain would be 'disgusted' by state of GOP Meghan McCain to Trump Jr. on 'The View': 'You and your family have hurt a lot of people' Trump Jr. defends father on 'The View': He's 'controversial,' but 'took on the establishment' 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 InhofeEleven GOP senators sign open letter backing Sessions's comeback bid Overnight Defense: Pentagon says Syrian oil revenue going to Kurdish forces | GOP chair accuses Dems of using Space Force as leverage in wall fight | Dems drop plans to seek Bolton testimony GOP senator: House Democrats using Space Force as leverage in border wall fight MORE (R-Okla.), Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonBottom Line Bottom Line Media and candidates should be ashamed that they don't talk about obesity MORE (D-Fla.), Roger WickerRoger Frederick WickerPay America's Coast Guard Graham predicts controversial Trump court picks will clear panel Hillicon Valley: TikTok faces lawmaker anger over China ties | FCC formally approves T-Mobile-Sprint merger | Silicon Valley lawmakers introduce tough privacy bill | AT&T in M settlement with FTC MORE (R-Miss.), Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillGOP senator rips into Pelosi at Trump rally: 'It must suck to be that dumb' Iranian attacks expose vulnerability of campaign email accounts Ex-CIA chief worries campaigns falling short on cybersecurity MORE (D-Mo.), Deb FischerDebra (Deb) Strobel FischerEleven GOP senators sign open letter backing Sessions's comeback bid Female lawmakers make bipartisan push for more women in politics at All In Together gala Former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey endorses Biden MORE (R-Neb.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonProgressive freshmen jump into leadership PAC fundraising Cotton: Trump could have US forces impose 'world of hurt' on Mexican cartels TikTok faces lawmaker anger over China ties 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 TillisThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Progressive veterans group launches campaign labeling Trump as a 'national security threat' Trump rules out total rollback of Chinese tariffs MORE (R-N.C.), Mazie HironoMazie Keiko HironoRand Paul blocks Senate resolution backing protection for whistleblowers Overnight Energy: Senate eyes nixing 'forever chemicals' fix from defense bill | Former Obama EPA chief named CEO of green group | Senate reviews Interior, FERC nominees criticized on ethics Senate reviews Interior, FERC nominees criticized on ethics MORE (D-Hawaii), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineProgressive freshmen jump into leadership PAC fundraising Lawmakers wager local booze, favorite foods in World Series bets José Andrés: Food served in the Capitol came from undocumented immigrants MORE (D-Va.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Angus KingAngus Stanley KingOvernight Energy: EPA watchdog slams agency chief after deputy fails to cooperate in probe | Justices wrestle with reach of Clean Water Act | Bipartisan Senate climate caucus grows Bipartisan Senate climate caucus grows by six members Senators fear Syria damage 'irreversible' after Esper, Milley briefing MORE (I-Maine), Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrump has officially appointed one in four circuit court judges On The Money: Retirement savings bill blocked in Senate after fight over amendments | Stopgap bill may set up December spending fight | Hardwood industry pleads for relief from Trump trade war Retirement bill blocked in Senate amid fight over amendments MORE (R-Texas), Martin HeinrichMartin Trevor HeinrichSenate reviews Interior, FERC nominees criticized on ethics This week: House to vote on Turkey sanctions bill Hillicon Valley: Facebook launches 'News Tab' | Senate passes bill to take on 'deepfakes' | Schumer outlines vision for electric cars MORE (D-N.M.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenJuan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete Trump DACA fight hits Supreme Court Democrats on edge as Iowa points to chaotic race 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 CrapoEleven GOP senators sign open letter backing Sessions's comeback bid GOP requests update on criminal referrals prompted by 2018 Kavanaugh probe Nearing finish line, fight for cannabis banking bill shifts to the Senate 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 CorkerThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Nareit — White House cheers Republicans for storming impeachment hearing GOP senators frustrated with Romney jabs at Trump Vulnerable senators hold the key to Trump's fate MORE (R-Tenn.), Bob MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezTrump encounters GOP resistance to investigating Hunter Biden Fairness, tradition, and the Constitution demand the 'whistleblower' step forward Isolationism creeps back over America, as the president looks out for himself MORE (D-N.J.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerThis week: Barr back in hot seat over Mueller report Trump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign Trump picks ex-oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior secretary MORE (R-Nev.), Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerCentrist Democrats seize on state election wins to rail against Warren's agenda Hillicon Valley: Facebook to remove mentions of potential whistleblower's name | House Dems demand FCC action over leak of location data | Dem presses regulators to secure health care data Senator criticizes HHS for not investigating exposure of millions of medical images MORE (D-Va.), Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottPompeo to speak in South Carolina on Veterans Day The Hill's 12:30 Report: House takes major step by voting to approve impeachment procedures Treasury, IRS propose form to collect data about investments in opportunity zones 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 EnziMichael (Mike) Bradley EnziEleven GOP senators sign open letter backing Sessions's comeback bid Senate committee advances budget reform plan Bipartisan Enzi-Whitehouse budget bill a very bad fix for deficits MORE (R-Wyo.)

Ranking member: Bernie SandersBernie SandersJuan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete Democrats on edge as Iowa points to chaotic race Democrats debate how to defeat Trump: fight or heal MORE (I-Vt.)

Subcommittees: None

Members: Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenFalling investment revives attacks against Trump's tax cuts Overnight Health Care: CDC links vitamin E oil to vaping illnesses | White House calls Pelosi drug price plan 'unworkable' | Dem offers bill for state-based 'Medicare for All' White House says Pelosi plan to lower drug prices 'unworkable' MORE (D-Ore.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseDemocratic senators seek documents on Trump's alleged call for Barr press conference Senate committee advances budget reform plan Bipartisan Enzi-Whitehouse budget bill a very bad fix for deficits MORE (D-R.I.), Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonSunday shows — New impeachment phase dominates Rand Paul says Trump has 'every right' to withhold Ukraine aid over corruption Johnson dismisses testimony from White House officials contradicting Trump as 'just their impression' 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 GardnerThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Progressive veterans group launches campaign labeling Trump as a 'national security threat' It's time for Congress to establish a national mental health crisis number 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 CantwellSenators introduce cybersecurity workforce expansion bill Boeing chief faces anger over 737 crashes at hearing Zuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount 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 LeeOn The Money: Retirement savings bill blocked in Senate after fight over amendments | Stopgap bill may set up December spending fight | Hardwood industry pleads for relief from Trump trade war Retirement bill blocked in Senate amid fight over amendments Senators press NSA official over shuttered phone surveillance program MORE (R-Utah), Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyDemocrats unifying against Joe Kennedy Senate bid States, green groups challenge rollback of Obama-era lightbulb rules Overnight Energy: Dems ask Trump UN ambassador to recuse from Paris climate dealings | Green group sues agencies for records on climate science | Dem wants answers on Keystone oil spill 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 YoungFormer AG Sessions enters Alabama Senate race Sessions expected to announce plans to run for Senate Paul blocks vote on House-passed Syria resolution for second time 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 BarrassoCentrist Democrats seize on state election wins to rail against Warren's agenda Eleven GOP senators sign open letter backing Sessions's comeback bid GOP senators discuss impeachment with Trump after House vote MORE (R-Wyo.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Jim RischJames (Jim) Elroy RischTrump encounters GOP resistance to investigating Hunter Biden Graham: Schiff comment on inquiry findings 'full of crap' Senate Republicans struggle to coalesce behind an impeachment strategy MORE (R-Idaho), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeKelly, McSally virtually tied in Arizona Senate race: poll The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Nareit — White House cheers Republicans for storming impeachment hearing GOP senators frustrated with Romney jabs at Trump MORE (R-Ariz.), Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenTake Trump literally and seriously in Minnesota Ninth woman accuses Al Franken of inappropriate contact Al Franken to host SiriusXM radio show 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 PortmanRepublicans warn election results are 'wake-up call' for Trump GOP lawmakers fear Trump becoming too consumed by impeachment fight Synagogues ramp up security in year since Tree of Life shooting 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 CarperDemocrats give Warren's 'Medicare for All' plan the cold shoulder Liz Cheney applauds Trump for pulling out of Paris climate agreement Overnight Energy: Trump formally pulls out of landmark Paris climate pact | EPA to ease rules on waste from coal-fired power plants | States, green groups sue to save Obama lightbulb rules 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 CardinOvernight Health Care: Democratic gains mark setback for Trump on Medicaid work requirements | Senate Dems give Warren 'Medicare for All' plan the cold shoulder | Judge strikes Trump rule on health care 'conscience' rights Democrats give Warren's 'Medicare for All' plan the cold shoulder Former NAACP president to run for Cummings's House seat 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 HatchTrump awards Medal of Freedom to racing industry icon Roger Penske Trump holds more Medal of Freedom ceremonies than predecessors but awards fewer medals Trump to award Medal of Freedom to former Attorney General Edwin Meese 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 CornynFalling investment revives attacks against Trump's tax cuts GOP senators plan to tune out impeachment week The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump says Dems shouldn't hold public hearings MORE (R-Texas), Tom Carper (D-Del.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrGOP senator wants to know whistleblower identity if there's an impeachment trial Senate Intel chair doesn't want whistleblower's identity disclosed Graham wants Senate panel to probe State Department over Bidens MORE (R-N.C.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Johnny IsaksonJohnny IsaksonEleven GOP senators sign open letter backing Sessions's comeback bid Juan Williams: Republicans flee Trump Democrats will win back the Senate majority in 2020, all thanks to President Trump 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 PaulSunday shows — New impeachment phase dominates Rand Paul says Trump has 'every right' to withhold Ukraine aid over corruption Paul dismisses Bevin loss, touts 'red wave' in other Kentucky races 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 SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTop Senate Dem: Officials timed immigration policy around 2020 election Senate fight derails bipartisan drug pricing bills Trump has officially appointed one in four circuit court judges 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 SchweikertEthics Committee releases new details on allegations against Arizona GOP lawmaker GOP lawmakers call for provisions barring DOD funds for border wall to be dropped Bipartisan resolution aims to protect lawmakers amid heightened threats of violence MORE (R-Ariz.), Alma Adams (D-N.C.), Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), Don Beyer (D-Va.), Darin LaHood (R-Ill.), Francis Rooney (R-Fla.)