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Background
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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

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

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

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

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

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

Primary Health and Retirement Security

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

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]
Note: Beginning in 2015, the name of this committee changed from Primary Health and Aging to Primary Health and Retirement Security[4]

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

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