United States Senate Committee on Aging (Special)

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The United States Senate Committee on Aging (Special) is a standing committee of the U.S. Senate. The committee was created as a temporary committee in 1961, and became a permanent committee on February 1, 1977.[1]


114th Congress

The committee chairman in the 114th Congress is Susan Collins (R).

113th Congress

The committee chairman in the 113th Congress was Bill Nelson (D).[2]

112th Congress

The committee chairman in the 112th Congress was Herb Kohl (D).


2015-2016 (114th Congress)

Committee on Aging Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (10)Republican members (11)
Claire McCaskill (Missouri) Ranking MemberSusan Collins (Maine) Chairman
Bill Nelson (Florida) Bob Corker (Tennessee)
Bob Casey (Pennsylvania) Orrin Hatch (Utah)
Sheldon Whitehouse (Rhode Island) Mark Steven Kirk (Illinois)
Kirsten Gillibrand (New York) Dean Heller (Nevada)
Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut) Jeff Flake (Arizona)
Tim Kaine (Virginia) Tom Cotton (Arkansas)
Joe Donnelly (Indiana) Tim Scott (South Carolina)
Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts) David Perdue (Georgia)
Tim Kaine (Virginia) Thom Tillis (North Carolina)
Ben Sasse (Nebraska)

2013-2014 (113th Congress)

2011-2012 (112th Congress)

Committee legislation

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the legislation coming out of each committee.

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According to the official Senate website, the jurisdiction of the Aging Committee includes the following:

  1. conduct a continuing study of any and all matters pertaining to problems and opportunities of older people, including, but not limited to, problems and opportunities of maintaining health, of assuring adequate income, of finding employment, of engaging in productive and rewarding activity, of securing proper housing, and when necessary, of obtaining care or assistance.
  2. from time to time (but not less than once year), the committee will report to the Senate the results of the study conducted together with such recommendation as it considers appropriate.
  3. to make investigations into any matter within its jurisdiction.


—United States Senate Special Committee on Aging[4]


G31 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Phone: 202-224-5364
Fax: 202-224-9926

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