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Committees of the U.S. Congress

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U.S. Senate Committees
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U.S. House Committees
AgricultureAppropriationsArmed ServicesBudgetEducation and the WorkforceEnergy and CommerceEthicsFinancial ServicesForeign AffairsHomeland SecurityHouse AdministrationIntelligence (Permanent Select)JudiciaryNatural ResourcesOversight and Government ReformRulesScience, Space, and TechnologySmall BusinessTransportation and InfrastructureVeterans' AffairsWays and Means

Background
United States CongressUnited States SenateUnited States House of RepresentativesUnited States Constitution113th United States Congress112th United States Congress
The United States House of Representatives Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions is a standing committee of the U.S. Senate. It was created in an earlier form in 1869.[1]

Leadership

113th Congress

Tom Harkin (D) retained his role as committee chair in the 113th Congress.[2]

112th Congress

The committee chair in the 112th Congress is Tom Harkin (D).

Membership

2013-2014 (113th Congress)

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Members, 2013-2014
Democratic members (12)Republican members (10)
Tom Harkin (Iowa) ChairMichael B. Enzi (Wyoming)
Barbara A. Mikulski (Maryland) Lamar Alexander (Tennessee)
Patty Murray (Washington) Richard Burr (North Carolina)
Bernie Sanders (Vermont) Johnny Isakson (Georgia)
Bob Casey (Pennsylvania) Rand Paul (Kentucky)
Kay Hagan (North Carolina) Orrin Hatch (Utah)
Al Franken (Minnesota) Pat Roberts (Kansas)
Michael Bennet (Colorado) Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
Sheldon Whitehouse (Rhode Island) Mark Steven Kirk (Illinois)
Tammy Baldwin (Wisconsin) Tim Scott (South Carolina)
Christopher S. Murphy (Connecticut)
Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts)
Bernie Sanders is an Independent but caucuses with Democrats, hence he has been counted in that column.

2011-2012 (112th Congress)

Subcommittees

Children and Families

Jurisdiction: Head Start, child care and child support such as the Child Care & Development Block Grant, the Family Medical Leave Act, National Service, women and children’s healthcare, and other issues involving children, youth, and families.[3]

Employment and Workplace Safety

Jurisdiction: workforce education and training, worker health and safety, wage and hour laws, and workplace flexibility.[3]

Primary Health and Aging

Jurisdiction: The Older Americans Act; elder abuse, neglect, and scams affecting seniors; long-term care services for older Americans, community health centers, The Health Resources and Services Act, oral health, health care disparities, Alzheimer's disease and family caregiving.[3]

Jurisdiction

According to the official Senate website, the jurisdiction of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee includes the following:

  1. Measures relating to education, labor, health, and public welfare.
  2. Aging.
  3. Agricultural colleges.
  4. Arts and humanities.
  5. Biomedical research and development.
  6. Child labor.
  7. Convict labor and the entry of goods made by convicts into interstate commerce.
  8. Domestic activities of the American National Red Cross.
  9. Equal employment opportunity.
  10. Gallaudet University, Howard University, and Saint Elizabeth hospital.
  11. Individuals with disabilities.
  12. Labor standards and labor statistics.
  13. Mediation and arbitration of labor disputes.
  14. Occupational safety and health, including the welfare of miners.
  15. Private pension plans.
  16. Public health.
  17. Railway labor and retirement.
  18. Regulation of foreign laborers.
  19. Student loans.
  20. Wages and hours of labor
  21. Such committee shall also study and review, on a comprehensive basis, matters relating to health, education and training, and public welfare, and report thereon from time to time.

Contact

428 Senate Dirksen Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Phone: 202-224-5375

See also

External links

References