Difference between revisions of "United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
(links addition)
(Primary Health and Retirement Security)
 
(31 intermediate revisions by 5 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{Congcommitteesvnt}}{{tnr}}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.<ref>[http://www.help.senate.gov/about/ ''US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions'' "About the HELP Committee"]</ref>
+
{{Congcommitteesvnt}}{{tnr}}The '''United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions''' is a standing committee of the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]]. It was created in an earlier form in 1869.<ref>[http://www.help.senate.gov/about/ ''US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions'', "About the HELP Committee"]</ref>
  
 
==Leadership==
 
==Leadership==
 +
===114th Congress===
 +
The committee chairman in the [[114th United States Congress|114th Congress]] is [[Lamar Alexander]] ([[Republican|R]]).
 +
 
===113th Congress===
 
===113th Congress===
[[Tom Harkin]] ([[Democratic|D]]) retained his role as committee chair in the [[113th United States Congress|113th Congress]].<ref>[http://democrats.senate.gov/2013/01/04/reid-announces-updated-committee-assignments-for-113th-congress/ ''United States Senate Democrats'' "Reid Announces Updated Committee Assignments For 113th Congress," January 4, 2013]</ref>
+
The committee chairman in the [[113th United States Congress|113th Congress]] was [[Tom Harkin]] ([[Democratic|D]]).<ref>[http://democrats.senate.gov/2013/01/04/reid-announces-updated-committee-assignments-for-113th-congress/ ''United States Senate Democrats'', "Reid Announces Updated Committee Assignments For 113th Congress," January 4, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===112th Congress===
 
===112th Congress===
The committee chair in the [[112th United States Congress|112th Congress]] is [[Tom Harkin]] ([[Democratic|D]]).
+
The committee chairman in the [[112th United States Congress|112th Congress]] was [[Tom Harkin]] ([[Democratic|D]]).
  
 
==Membership==
 
==Membership==
===2013-2014 (113th Congress)===
+
===2015-2016 (114th Congress)===
 
{{Committee members
 
{{Committee members
 
|Collapse=No
 
|Collapse=No
 +
|Committee1=Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
 +
|year=2015-2016
 +
|Chamber=US Senate
 +
|Rep1=Lamar Alexander
 +
|gopstate1=Tennessee
 +
|gopleader1=Chairman
 +
|Rep2=Michael B. Enzi
 +
|gopstate2=Wyoming
 +
|Rep3=Richard Burr
 +
|gopstate3=North Carolina
 +
|Rep4=Johnny Isakson
 +
|gopstate4=Georgia
 +
|Rep5=Rand Paul
 +
|gopstate5=Kentucky
 +
|Rep6=Susan Collins
 +
|gopstate6=Maine
 +
|Rep7=Lisa Murkowski
 +
|gopstate7=Alaska
 +
|Rep8=Mark Kirk
 +
|gopstate8=Illinois
 +
|Rep9=Tim Scott
 +
|gopstate9=South Carolina
 +
|Rep10= Orrin Hatch
 +
|gopstate10=Utah
 +
|Rep11=Pat Roberts
 +
|gopstate11=Kansas
 +
|Rep12=Bill Cassidy
 +
|gopstate12=Louisiana
 +
|Dem1=Patty Murray
 +
|demstate1=Washington
 +
|demleader1=Ranking Member
 +
|Dem2=Barbara A. Mikulski
 +
|demstate2=Maryland
 +
|Dem3=Bernie Sanders
 +
|demstate3=Vermont
 +
|Dem4=Bob Casey
 +
|demstate4=Pennsylvania
 +
|Dem5=Al Franken
 +
|demstate5=Minnesota
 +
|Dem6=Michael Bennet
 +
|demstate6=Colorado
 +
|Dem7=Sheldon Whitehouse
 +
|demstate7=Rhode Island
 +
|Dem8=Tammy Baldwin
 +
|demstate8=Wisconsin
 +
|Dem9=Christopher S. Murphy
 +
|demstate9=Connecticut
 +
|Dem10=Elizabeth Warren
 +
|demstate10=Massachusetts
 +
|Dem11=
 +
|demstate11=
 +
|Dem12=
 +
|demstate12=
 +
|Note=Bernie Sanders is an Independent but caucuses with Democrats, hence he has been counted in that column.
 +
}}
 +
 +
===2013-2014 (113th Congress)===
 +
{{Committee members
 +
|Collapse=Yes
 
|Committee1=Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
 
|Committee1=Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
 
|year=2013-2014
 
|year=2013-2014
Line 17: Line 79:
 
|Rep1=Lamar Alexander
 
|Rep1=Lamar Alexander
 
|gopstate1=Tennessee
 
|gopstate1=Tennessee
|gopleader1=Ranking member
+
|gopleader1=Ranking Member
 
|Rep2=Michael B. Enzi
 
|Rep2=Michael B. Enzi
 
|gopstate2=Wyoming
 
|gopstate2=Wyoming
Line 38: Line 100:
 
|Dem1=Tom Harkin
 
|Dem1=Tom Harkin
 
|demstate1=Iowa
 
|demstate1=Iowa
|demleader1=Chair
+
|demleader1=Chairman
 
|Dem2=Barbara A. Mikulski
 
|Dem2=Barbara A. Mikulski
 
|demstate2=Maryland
 
|demstate2=Maryland
Line 95: Line 157:
 
|Dem1=Tom Harkin
 
|Dem1=Tom Harkin
 
|demstate1=Iowa
 
|demstate1=Iowa
|demleader1=Chair
+
|demleader1=Chairman
 
|Dem2=Barbara A. Mikulski
 
|Dem2=Barbara A. Mikulski
 
|demstate2=Maryland
 
|demstate2=Maryland
Line 120: Line 182:
 
|Note=Bernie Sanders is an Independent but caucuses with Democrats, hence he has been counted in that column.
 
|Note=Bernie Sanders is an Independent but caucuses with Democrats, hence he has been counted in that column.
 
}}
 
}}
 +
 +
==Committee legislation==
 +
The below chart from [http://findthebest.com/ Find The Best] tracks the legislation coming out of each committee.
 +
{{find the best|title=<htmlet>FindTheBest-Committees-SenateCommitteeonHealthEducationLaborandPensions</htmlet>|float="center"|width=550px}}
  
 
==Subcommittees==
 
==Subcommittees==
 
===Children and Families===
 
===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.<ref name="subs">[http://www.help.senate.gov/subcommittees/children_and_families/ ''United States Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources'' "Subcommittee on Children and Families"]</ref>
+
''To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page [http://www.help.senate.gov/subcommittees/children_and_families/ here].''
*113th Congress Chair: [[Kay Hagan]] (NC)
+
*113th Congress Chairman: [[Rand Paul]] (KY)
*112th Congress Chair: [[Barbara A. Mikulski]] (MD)
+
*113th Congress Chairman: [[Kay Hagan]] (NC)
 +
*112th Congress Chairman: [[Barbara A. Mikulski]] (MD)
  
{{Subcommittee members, 2013-2014
+
{{Subcommittee members, 2015-2016
|Collapse=Yes
+
|Collapse=
 
|Committee1=Subcommittee on Children and Families
 
|Committee1=Subcommittee on Children and Families
|Rep1=Michael Enzi
+
|Rep1=Rand Paul
|gopleader1=Ranking Memeber
+
|gopleader1=Chairman
|Rep2=Mark Kirk
+
|Rep2=Lisa Murkowski
 
|Rep3=Richard Burr
 
|Rep3=Richard Burr
|Rep4=Johnny Isakson
+
|Rep4=Mark Kirk
|Rep5=Rand Paul
+
|Rep5=Orrin G. Hatch
|Rep6=Orrin G. Hatch
+
|Rep6=Pat Roberts
|Rep7=Pat Roberts
+
|Rep7=Bill Cassidy
 
|Rep8=Lamar Alexander
 
|Rep8=Lamar Alexander
 
|gopleader8=Ex Officio
 
|gopleader8=Ex Officio
Line 153: Line 220:
 
|Rep20=
 
|Rep20=
 
|Rep21=
 
|Rep21=
|Dem1=Kay Hagan
+
|Dem1=Bob Casey, Jr. {{!}} Robert Casey
|demleader1= Chairman
+
|demleader1= Ranking Member
 
|Dem2=Barbara Mikulski
 
|Dem2=Barbara Mikulski
|Dem3=Patty Murray
+
|Dem3=Bernard Sanders
|Dem4=Bernard Sanders
+
|Dem4=Al Franken
|Dem5=Robert Casey
+
|Dem5=Michael Bennet
|Dem6=Al Franken
+
|Dem6=Patty Murray
|Dem7=Michael Bennet
+
|demleader6=Ex Officio
|Dem8=Christopher Murphy
+
|Dem7=
|Dem9=Elizabeth Warren
+
|Dem8=
 +
|Dem9=
 
|Dem10=
 
|Dem10=
 
|Dem11=
 
|Dem11=
Line 174: Line 242:
 
|Dem19=
 
|Dem19=
 
|Dem20=
 
|Dem20=
|Dem21=Tom Harkin
 
|demleader21=Ex Officio
 
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
===Employment and Workplace Safety===
 
===Employment and Workplace Safety===
Jurisdiction: workforce education and training, worker health and safety, wage and hour laws, and workplace flexibility.<ref name="subs"/>
+
''To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page [http://www.help.senate.gov/subcommittees/employment/ here].''
*113th Congress Chair: [[Robert Casey]] (PA)
+
*114th Congress Chairman: [[Johnny Isakson]] (GA)
*112th Congress Chair: [[Patty Murray]] (WA)
+
*113th Congress Chairman: [[Robert Casey]] (PA)
{{Subcommittee members, 2013-2014
+
*112th Congress Chairman: [[Patty Murray]] (WA)
|Collapse=Yes
+
{{Subcommittee members, 2015-2016
 +
|Collapse=
 
|Committee1=Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
 
|Committee1=Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
 
|Rep1=Johnny Isakson
 
|Rep1=Johnny Isakson
|gopleader1=Ranking Member
+
|gopleader1=Chairman
 
|Rep2=Rand Paul
 
|Rep2=Rand Paul
|Rep3=Orrin G. Hatch
+
|Rep3=Tim Scott
|Rep4=Tim Scott
+
|Rep4=Mark Kirk
|Rep5=Lamar Alexander
+
|Rep5=Pat Roberts
|gopleader5=Ex Officio
+
|Rep6=Bill Cassidy
|Rep6=Michael Enzi
+
|gopleader7=Ex Officio
|gopleader6=Ex Officio
+
|Rep7=Lamar Alexander
|Rep7=
+
 
|Rep8=
 
|Rep8=
 
|Rep9=
 
|Rep9=
Line 208: Line 274:
 
|Rep19=
 
|Rep19=
 
|Rep20=
 
|Rep20=
|Dem1=Robert Casey
+
|Dem1=Al Franken
|demleader1=Chairman
+
|demleader1=Ranking Member
|Dem2=Patty Murray
+
|Dem2=Bob Casey, Jr. {{!}} Robert Casey
|Dem3=Al Franken
+
|Dem3=Sheldon Whitehouse
|Dem4=Michael Bennet
+
|Dem4=Tammy Baldwin
|Dem5=Sheldon Whitehouse
+
|Dem5=Patty Murray
|Dem6=Tammy Baldwin
+
|demleader5=Ex Officio
|Dem7=Tom Harkin
+
|Dem6=
|demleader7=Ex Officio
+
|Dem7=
 
|Dem8=
 
|Dem8=
 
|Dem9=
 
|Dem9=
Line 232: Line 298:
 
}}
 
}}
  
===Primary Health and Aging===
+
===Primary Health and Retirement Security===
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.<ref name="subs"/>
+
''To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page [http://www.help.senate.gov/subcommittees/health_and_retirement_security/ here].''
*113th Congress Chair: [[Bernard Sanders]] (VT)
+
*114th Congress Chairman: [[Mike Enzi]] (WY)
*112th Congress Chair: [[Bernard Sanders I]] (VT)
+
*113th Congress Chairman: [[Bernard Sanders]] (VT)
 +
*112th Congress Chairman: [[Bernard Sanders]] (VT)
  
{{Subcommittee members, 2013-2014
+
{{Subcommittee members, 2015-2016
|Collapse=Yes
+
|Collapse=
|Committee1=Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging
+
|Committee1=Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
|Rep1=Richard Burr
+
|Rep1=Mike Enzi
|gopleader1=Ranking Member
+
|gopleader1=Chairman
|Rep2=Pat Roberts
+
|Rep2=Richard Burr
|Rep3=Lisa Murkowski
+
|Rep3=Susan Collins
|Rep4=Michael Enzi
+
|Rep4=Mark Kirk
|Rep5=Mark Kirk
+
|Rep5=Tim Scott
|Rep6=Lamar Alexander
+
|Rep6=Orrin Hatch
|gopleader6=Ex Officio
+
|Rep7=Pat Roberts
|Rep7=
+
|Rep8=Bill Cassidy
|Rep8=
+
|Rep9=Lisa Murkowski
|Rep9=
+
|Rep10= Lamar Alexander
|Rep10=  
+
|gopleader10=Ex Officio
 
|Rep11=
 
|Rep11=
 
|Rep12=
 
|Rep12=
Line 263: Line 330:
 
|Rep20=
 
|Rep20=
 
|Dem1=Bernard Sanders
 
|Dem1=Bernard Sanders
|demleader1=Chairman
+
|demleader1=Ranking Member
 
|Dem2=Barbara Mikulski
 
|Dem2=Barbara Mikulski
|Dem3=Kay Hagan
+
|Dem3=Michael Bennet
 
|Dem4=Sheldon Whitehouse
 
|Dem4=Sheldon Whitehouse
 
|Dem5=Tammy Baldwin
 
|Dem5=Tammy Baldwin
|Dem6=Christopher Murphy
+
|Dem6=Chris Murphy (Connecticut) {{!}} Christopher Murphy
 
|Dem7=Elizabeth Warren
 
|Dem7=Elizabeth Warren
|Dem8=Tom Harkin
+
|Dem8=Patty Murray
 
|demleader8=Ex Officio
 
|demleader8=Ex Officio
 
|Dem9=
 
|Dem9=
Line 285: Line 352:
 
|Dem20=
 
|Dem20=
 
}}
 
}}
 +
<br>'''''Note:''' Beginning in 2015, the name of this committee changed from "Primary Health and Aging" to "Primary Health and Retirement Security."''<ref>[http://www.help.senate.gov/subcommittees/health_and_retirement_security/ ''US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions'', "Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security," accessed February 10, 2015]</ref>
  
 
==Jurisdiction==
 
==Jurisdiction==
 
According to the official [[U.S. Senate|Senate]] website, the jurisdiction of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee includes the following:
 
According to the official [[U.S. Senate|Senate]] website, the jurisdiction of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee includes the following:
 +
{{quote|
 
{{colbegin|3}}
 
{{colbegin|3}}
 
#Measures relating to education, labor, health, and public welfare.
 
#Measures relating to education, labor, health, and public welfare.
Line 311: Line 380:
 
#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.
 
#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.
 
{{colend}}
 
{{colend}}
 +
|author=U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions<ref>[http://www.help.senate.gov/about/ U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions]</ref>}}
  
 
==Contact==
 
==Contact==
Line 318: Line 388:
 
Phone: 202-224-5375
 
Phone: 202-224-5375
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[U.S. Senate]]
+
*[[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]]
 +
*[[List of committees in the United States Congress]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

Latest revision as of 20:38, 18 April 2015


CongressLogo.png

Committees of the U.S. Congress

Joint Congressional Committees
Deficit ReductionEconomicLibraryPrintingTaxation

U.S. Senate Committees
AgingAgriculture, Nutrition, and ForestryAppropriationsArmed ServicesBanking, Housing, and Urban AffairsBudgetCommerce, Science, and TransportationEnergy and Natural ResourcesEnvironment and Public WorksEthics (Select)FinanceForeign RelationsHealth, Education, Labor, and PensionsHomeland Security and Governmental AffairsIndian AffairsIntelligence (Select)JudiciaryRules and AdministrationSmall Business and EntrepreneurshipVeterans' Affairs

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 Senate 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

114th Congress

The committee chairman in the 114th Congress is Lamar Alexander (R).

113th Congress

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

112th Congress

The committee chairman in the 112th Congress was Tom Harkin (D).

Membership

2015-2016 (114th Congress)

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (10)Republican members (12)
Patty Murray (Washington) Ranking MemberLamar Alexander (Tennessee) Chairman
Barbara A. Mikulski (Maryland) Michael B. Enzi (Wyoming)
Bernie Sanders (Vermont) Richard Burr (North Carolina)
Bob Casey (Pennsylvania) Johnny Isakson (Georgia)
Al Franken (Minnesota) Rand Paul (Kentucky)
Michael Bennet (Colorado) Susan Collins (Maine)
Sheldon Whitehouse (Rhode Island) Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
Tammy Baldwin (Wisconsin) Mark Kirk (Illinois)
Christopher S. Murphy (Connecticut) Tim Scott (South Carolina)
Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts) Orrin Hatch (Utah)
Pat Roberts (Kansas)
Bill Cassidy (Louisiana)
Bernie Sanders is an Independent but caucuses with Democrats, hence he has been counted in that column.

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.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Subcommittees

Children and Families

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on Children and Families Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (6)Republican members (8)
Robert Casey Ranking MemberRand Paul Chairman
Barbara Mikulski Lisa Murkowski
Bernard Sanders Richard Burr
Al Franken Mark Kirk
Michael Bennet Orrin G. Hatch
Patty Murray Ex OfficioPat Roberts
Bill Cassidy
Lamar Alexander Ex Officio

Employment and Workplace Safety

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (5)Republican members (7)
Al Franken Ranking MemberJohnny Isakson Chairman
Robert Casey Rand Paul
Sheldon Whitehouse Tim Scott
Tammy Baldwin Mark Kirk
Patty Murray Ex OfficioPat Roberts
Bill Cassidy
Lamar Alexander Ex Officio

Primary Health and Retirement Security

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (8)Republican members (10)
Bernard Sanders Ranking MemberMike Enzi Chairman
Barbara Mikulski Richard Burr
Michael Bennet Susan Collins
Sheldon Whitehouse Mark Kirk
Tammy Baldwin Tim Scott
Christopher Murphy Orrin Hatch
Elizabeth Warren Pat Roberts
Patty Murray Ex OfficioBill Cassidy
Lisa Murkowski
Lamar Alexander Ex Officio


Note: Beginning in 2015, the name of this committee changed from "Primary Health and Aging" to "Primary Health and Retirement Security."[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.

[4]

—U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions[5]

Contact

428 Senate Dirksen Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Phone: 202-224-5375

See also

External links

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Suggest a link

References