111th United States Congress


111th United States Congress
111th United States Congress
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United States Capitol (2007)

Duration: January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2011

Senate President: Dick Cheney (R),
until Jan. 20, 2009
Joe Biden (D),
from Jan. 20, 2009
Senate Pres. pro tem: Robert Byrd (D),
until June 28, 2010
Daniel Inouye (D)
from June 28, 2010[1]
House Speaker: Nancy Pelosi (D)
Members: 100 Senators
435 Representatives
6 Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Democratic Party
House Majority: Democratic Party

Sessions
1st: January 6, 2009 – December 24, 2009[2]
2nd: January 5, 2010[3] – December 22, 2010[4]
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View of a large portion of a large ceremony with visible red, white and blue ornamentation and a crowd of attendees
Inauguration of Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol, January 20, 2009.
President Obama signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 into law, January 29, 2009.
Sonia Sotomayor testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on her appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, July 13, 2009.
President Obama addressing Congress regarding health care reform, September 9, 2009.
Tea Party protests in front of the U.S. Capitol, September 12, 2009.
President Obama delivering the 2010 State of the Union Address, January 25, 2010.
President Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, March 23, 2010.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy swearing in Elena Kagan during her first day of testimony on her appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, June 28, 2010
President Obama signing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 into law, January 2, 2011.

The One Hundred Eleventh United States Congress was the meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government from January 3, 2009 until January 3, 2011. It began during the last two weeks of the George W. Bush administration, with the remainder spanning the first two years of Barack Obama's presidency. It was composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The apportionment of seats in the House was based on the 2000 U.S. Census. In the November 4, 2008 elections, the Democratic Party increased its majorities in both chambers. A new delegate seat was created for the Northern Mariana Islands.[5]

Contents

Major events

Major legislation

Enacted

Health care reform

At the encouragement of the Obama administration, Congress devoted significant time considering health care reform. In March 2010, Obama signed the Senate-crafted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, the first comprehensive health care reform legislation in decades, and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 which further amended the Senate bill and also included the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act. Other major reform proposals during the health care debate included:

Proposed

(in alphabetical order)
See also: Active Legislation, 111th Congress, via senate.gov

Vetoed

  • December 30, 2009: H.J.Res. 64, a continuing appropriations resolution that became unnecessary
  • October 7, 2010: H.R. 3808, Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act of 2010

Treaties

Select committees

Hearings

  • January to April 2009: Senate held confirmation hearings for Barack Obama's cabinet.
  • July 13–16, 2009: Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing on Sonia Sotomayor's appointment to the United States Supreme Court.
  • June 28–30, 2010: Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing on Elena Kagan's appointment to the United States Supreme Court.

Impeachments

Party summary

Resignations and new members are discussed in the "Changes in membership" section, below.

Senate

Party standings in the Senate
(February 4, 2010 – June 28, 2010; and
July 16, 2010 – November 29, 2010.
From June 28 - July 16, there was one vacancy due to the death of Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) until the appointment of Senator Carte Goodwin (D-WV))
  57 Democrats
  2 Independents, caucusing with Democrats
  41 Republicans
Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Independent Republican Vacant
End of previous congress 48 2 49 99 1
Begin 55 2 41 98 2
January 15, 2009 56 99 1
January 20, 2009 55 98 2
January 26, 2009 56 99 1
April 30, 2009 57 40
July 7, 2009 58 100 0
August 25, 2009 57 99 1
September 9, 2009 39 98 2
September 10, 2009 40 99 1
September 25, 2009 58 100 0
February 4, 2010 57 41
June 28, 2010 56 99 1
July 16, 2010 57 100 0
November 29, 2010 56 42
Final voting share 58% 42%
Beginning of the next Congress 51 2 47 100 0

House of Representatives

Final party distribution in the House of Representatives
  Democratic Party: 255 members.
  Republican Party: 179 members.
Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
End of previous congress 235 198 433 2
Begin 256 178 434 1
January 26, 2009 255 433 2
February 24, 2009 254 432 3
March 31, 2009 255 433 2
April 7, 2009 256 434 1
June 26, 2009 255 433 2
July 14, 2009 256 434 1
September 21, 2009 177 433 2
November 3, 2009 258 435 0
December 22, 2009 257 178
January 3, 2010 256 434 1
February 8, 2010 255 433 2
February 28, 2010 254 432 3
March 8, 2010 253 431 4
March 21, 2010 177 430 5
April 13, 2010 254 431 4
May 18, 2010 255 432 3
May 21, 2010 176 431 4
May 22, 2010 177 432 3
June 8, 2010 178 433 2
November 2, 2010 180 435 0
November 29, 2010 179 434 1
Final voting share 58.8% 41.2%
Non-voting members 6 0 6 0
Beginning of next Congress 193 242 435 0

Leadership

[ Section contents: Senate: Majority (D), Minority (R)House: Majority (D), Minority (R) ]

Senate

Senate President
(until January 20, 2009)
Dick Cheney (R)
Senate President
(from January 20, 2009)
Joe Biden (D)
Senate President pro tempore
(until June 28, 2010)
Robert Byrd (D)
Senate President pro tempore
(from June 28, 2010)
Daniel Inouye (D)

Majority (Democratic) leadership

Minority (Republican) leadership

House of Representatives

House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi (D)

Majority (Democratic) leadership

Minority (Republican) leadership

Members

Senate

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

  • 2. Joe Biden (D), until January 15, 2009
    • Ted Kaufman (D), January 16, 2009 – November 15, 2010
    • Chris Coons (D), from November 15, 2010
  • 1. Tom Carper (D)

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

  • 2. Richard Durbin (D)
  • 3. Roland Burris (D), from January 15, 2009  – November 29, 2010[13]

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Senators' party membership by state for 2010, post-February 4th (Massachusetts special election); final party composition before the 2010 mid-term elections
  2 Democrats
  1 Democrat and 1 Republican
  2 Republicans
1 Independent and 1 Democrat
Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid (D)
Senate Minority Leader
Mitch McConnell (R)
Senate Majority Whip
Dick Durbin (D)
Senate Minority Whip
Jon Kyl (R)

House of Representatives

Section contents: Alabama — Alaska — Arizona —Arkansas — California — Colorado — Connecticut — Delaware — Florida — Georgia — Hawaii — Idaho — Illinois — Indiana — Iowa — Kansas — Kentucky — Louisiana — Maine — Maryland — Massachusetts — Michigan — Minnesota — Mississippi — Missouri — Montana — Nebraska — Nevada — New Hampshire — New Jersey — New Mexico — New York — North Carolina — North Dakota — Ohio — Oklahoma — Oregon — Pennsylvania — Rhode Island — South Carolina — South Dakota — Tennessee — Texas — Utah — Vermont — Virginia — Washington — West Virginia — Wisconsin — Wyoming — Non-voting members

Alabama

(3 Democrats, 4 Republicans; then 2 Democrats, 5 Republicans)

Alaska

(1 Republican)

Arizona

(5 Democrats, 3 Republicans)

Arkansas

(3 Democrats, 1 Republican)

California

(34 Democrats, 19 Republicans)

Colorado

(5 Democrats, 2 Republicans)

Connecticut

(5 Democrats)

Delaware

(1 Republican)

Florida

(10 Democrats, 15 Republicans)

Georgia

(6 Democrats, 7 Republicans)

Hawaii

(1 Democrat, 1 Republican)

Idaho

(1 Democrat, 1 Republican)

Illinois

(12 Democrats, 7 Republicans)

Indiana

(5 Democrats, 4 Republicans)

Iowa

(3 Democrats, 2 Republicans)

Kansas

(1 Democrat, 3 Republicans)

Kentucky

(2 Democrats, 4 Republicans)

Louisiana

(1 Democrat, 6 Republicans)

Maine

(2 Democrats)

Maryland

(7 Democrats, 1 Republican)

Massachusetts

(10 Democrats)

Michigan

(8 Democrats, 7 Republicans)

Minnesota

(5 Democrats, 3 Republicans)

Mississippi

(3 Democrats, 1 Republican)

Missouri

(4 Democrats, 5 Republicans)

Montana

(1 Republican)

Nebraska

(3 Republicans)

Nevada

(2 Democrats, 1 Republican)

New Hampshire

(2 Democrats)

New Jersey

(8 Democrats, 5 Republicans)

New Mexico

(3 Democrats)

New York

(26 Democrats, 3 Republicans)

North Carolina

(8 Democrats, 5 Republicans)

North Dakota

(1 Democrat)

Ohio

(10 Democrats, 8 Republicans)

Oklahoma

(1 Democrat, 4 Republicans)

Oregon

(4 Democrats, 1 Republican)

Pennsylvania

(12 Democrats, 7 Republicans)

Rhode Island

(2 Democrats)

South Carolina

(2 Democrats, 4 Republicans)

South Dakota

(1 Democrat)

Tennessee

(5 Democrats, 4 Republicans)

Texas

(12 Democrats, 20 Republicans)

Utah

(1 Democrat, 2 Republicans)

Vermont

(1 Democrat)

Virginia

(6 Democrats, 5 Republicans)

Washington

(6 Democrats, 3 Republicans)

West Virginia

(2 Democrats, 1 Republican)

Wisconsin

(5 Democrats, 3 Republicans)

Wyoming

(1 Republican)

Non-voting members

Percentage of members from each party by state at the opening of the 111th Congress in January 2009, ranging from dark blue (most Democratic) to dark red (most Republican).
Members' party membership by district, as of May 25, 2010
  Democratic
  Republican
House Majority Leader
Steny Hoyer (D)
House Minority Leader
John Boehner (R)
House Majority Whip
Jim Clyburn (D)
House Minority Whip
Eric Cantor (R)

Changes in membership

Senate

Funeral service for Senator Robert Byrd, who died June 28, 2010. He was the longest-serving senator and the longest-serving member in the history of Congress.[21][22]

Four of the changes are associated with the 2008 presidential election and appointments to the Obama Administration, one senator changed parties, one election was disputed, two senators died, one senator resigned, and three appointed senators served only until special elections were held during this Congress.

State
(class)
Former senator Reason for change Successor Date of successor's
installation
Minnesota
(2)
Disputed Incumbent Norm Coleman (R) challenged the election of Al Franken (D). The results were disputed, and the seat remained vacant at the beginning of the Congress. Following recounts and litigation, Coleman conceded, and Franken was seated. Al Franken
(D)
July 7, 2009[23]
Illinois
(3)
Vacant Barack Obama (D) resigned near the end of the previous Congress, after being elected President of the United States.[24] His successor was appointed December 31, 2008, during the last Congress, but due to a credentials challenge, his credentials were not deemed "in order" until January 12, and he was not sworn in to fill his seat until 12 days after the initiation of this Congress.[25] The appointed successor filled the seat until a special election was held November 2, 2010. Roland Burris[26]
(D)
January 12, 2009[25]
Delaware
(2)
Joe Biden
(D)
Resigned January 15, 2009, to assume the position of Vice President.[27]
The appointed successor held the seat until a special election was held November 2, 2010.
Ted Kaufman[28]
(D)
January 16, 2009[29]
Colorado
(3)
Ken Salazar
(D)
Resigned January 20, 2009, to become Secretary of the Interior.
The appointed successor held the seat for the remainder of the term that ends with this Congress.
Michael Bennet[30]
(D)
January 21, 2009[31]
New York
(1)
Hillary Clinton
(D)
Resigned January 21, 2009, to become Secretary of State.
The appointed successor held the seat until a special election was held November 2, 2010.
Kirsten Gillibrand[32]
(D)
January 26, 2009
Pennsylvania
(3)
Arlen Specter
(R)
Changed party affiliation April 30, 2009.[15] Arlen Specter
(D)
April 30, 2009
Massachusetts
(1)
Ted Kennedy
(D)
Died August 25, 2009.
The appointed successor held the seat until the elected successor took the seat.[33][34][35]
Paul G. Kirk
(D)
September 25, 2009
Florida
(3)
Mel Martinez
(R)
Resigned September 9, 2009, for personal reasons.[36]
The appointed successor held the seat for the remainder of the term that ends with this Congress.
George LeMieux
(R)
September 10, 2009[37][38]
Massachusetts
(1)
Paul G. Kirk
(D)
Appointed February 4, 2010. The appointment lasted only until his elected successor was seated.[39]
The winner of the special election held the seat for the remainder of the term that ends January 3, 2013.
Scott Brown
(R)[40]
February 4, 2010
West Virginia
(1)
Robert Byrd
(D)
Died June 28, 2010.[41]
The appointed successor held the seat until a special election was held November 2, 2010.[42]
Carte Goodwin
(D)[16]
July 16, 2010[43]
Delaware
(2)
Ted Kaufman
(D)
Appointed January 15, 2009. The appointment lasted only until the November 2, 2010 special election, in which he was not a candidate.[44]
The winner of the special election held the seat for the remainder of the term that ends January 3, 2015.
Chris Coons
(D)
November 15, 2010[45][46]
West Virginia
(1)
Carte Goodwin
(D)
Appointed November 15, 2010. The appointment lasted only until the November 2, 2010 special election, in which he was not a candidate.
The winner of the special election held the seat for the remainder of the term that ends January 3, 2013.
Joe Manchin
(D)
November 15, 2010[45][46]
Illinois
(3)
Roland Burris
(D)
Appointed November 29, 2010. The appointment lasted only until the November 2, 2010 special election, in which he was not a candidate.
The winner of the special election held the seat for the remainder of the term that ended with this Congress.
Mark Kirk
(R)
November 29, 2010[45][46]

House of Representatives

Five changes are associated with appointments to the Obama Administration, four directly and one indirectly. Two representatives changed parties, one died, and five resigned. House vacancies are only filled by elections. State laws regulate when (and if) there will be special elections.

District Vacator Reason for change Successor Date of successor's
installation
Illinois 5th Vacant Rahm Emanuel (D) resigned near the end of the previous Congress after being named White House Chief of Staff.
A special election was held April 7, 2009
Michael Quigley
(D)
April 7, 2009
New York 20th Kirsten Gillibrand
(D)
Resigned January 26, 2009, when appointed to the Senate, replacing Hillary Clinton who became Secretary of State.
A special election was held March 31, 2009.
Scott Murphy
(D)
March 31, 2009
Northern Mariana Islands At-large Gregorio Sablan
(I)
Changed party affiliation February 23, 2009.[20]
Previously an Independent who caucused with Democrats in House
Gregorio Sablan
(D)
February 23, 2009
California 32nd Hilda Solis
(D)
Resigned February 24, 2009, to become Secretary of Labor.
A special election was held July 14, 2009.
Judy Chu
(D)
July 14, 2009
California 10th Ellen Tauscher
(D)
Resigned June 26, 2009, to become Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.
A special election was held November 3, 2009.
John Garamendi
(D)[47]
November 3, 2009[48]
New York 23rd John M. McHugh
(R)
Resigned September 21, 2009, to become Secretary of the Army.[49]
A special election was held November 3, 2009.
Bill Owens
(D)[50]
November 3, 2009
Alabama 5th Parker Griffith
(D)
Changed party affiliation December 22, 2009.[51] Parker Griffith
(R)
December 22, 2009
Florida 19th Robert Wexler
(D)
Resigned January 3, 2010, to become president of the Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation.[52]
A special election was held April 13, 2010.
Ted Deutch (D) April 13, 2010
Pennsylvania 12th John Murtha
(D)
Died February 8, 2010.
A special election was held May 18, 2010.
Mark Critz (D) May 18, 2010
Hawaii 1st Neil Abercrombie
(D)
Resigned February 28, 2010,[53] to focus on run for Governor of Hawaii.
A special election was held May 22, 2010.
Charles Djou (R) May 22, 2010
New York 29th Eric Massa
(D)
Resigned March 8, 2010,[54] due to a recurrence of his cancer, as well as an ethics investigation.
A special election was held contemporaneously with the November 2, 2010 general election.
Tom Reed (R) November 2, 2010[55][46]
Georgia 9th Nathan Deal
(R)
Resigned March 21, 2010, to focus on run for Governor of Georgia.
A special election runoff was held June 8, 2010.
Tom Graves (R) June 8, 2010
Indiana 3rd Mark Souder
(R)
Resigned May 21, 2010, after an affair with a staff member was revealed.[56]
A special election was held contemporaneously with the November 2, 2010 general election.[57]
Marlin Stutzman (R) November 2, 2010[46]
Illinois 10th Mark Kirk
(R)
Resigned November 29, 2010, after being elected to the United States Senate in a special election Vacant until the next Congress

Committees

Lists of committees and their party leaders.

Senate

Standing committees

Committee Chairmen
(Democrats and Independents)
Ranking members
(Republicans)
  Subcommittee
Appropriations Blanche Lincoln Saxby Chambliss
  Domestic and Foreign Marketing, Inspection, and Plant and Animal Health   Kirsten Gillibrand   Mike Johanns
Energy, Science and Technology Michael Bennet John Thune
Hunger, Nutrition and Family Farms Sherrod Brown Richard Lugar
Production, Income Protection and Price Support Bob Casey Pat Roberts
Rural Revitalization, Conservation, Forestry and Credit Debbie Stabenow Mike Crapo
Appropriations Daniel Inouye Thad Cochran
  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies   Herb Kohl   Sam Brownback
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Barbara Mikulski Richard Shelby
Defense Daniel Inouye Thad Cochran
Energy and Water Development Byron Dorgan Bob Bennett
Financial Services and General Government Richard Durbin Susan Collins
Homeland Security Frank Lautenberg George Voinovich
Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Dianne Feinstein Lamar Alexander
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Tom Harkin TBD
Legislative Branch Ben Nelson Lisa Murkowski
Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Tim Johnson Kay Bailey Hutchison
State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Patrick Leahy Judd Gregg
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Patty Murray Kit Bond
Armed Services Carl Levin John McCain
  Airland   Joe Lieberman   John Thune
Emerging Threats and Capabilities Bill Nelson George LeMieux
Personnel Jim Webb Lindsey Graham
Readiness and Management Support Evan Bayh Richard Burr
SeaPower Jack Reed Roger Wicker
Strategic Forces Ben Nelson David Vitter
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Christopher Dodd Richard Shelby
  Economic Policy   Sherrod Brown   Jim DeMint
Financial Institutions Tim Johnson Mike Crapo
Housing, Transportation, and Community Development Robert Menendez David Vitter
Securities, Insurance, and Investment Jack Reed Jim Bunning
Security and International Trade and Finance Evan Bayh Bob Corker
Budget Kent Conrad Judd Gregg
Commerce, Science and Transportation Jay Rockefeller Kay Bailey Hutchison
  Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security   Byron Dorgan   Jim DeMint
Communications and Technology John Kerry John Ensign
Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion Amy Klobuchar George LeMieux
Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance Mark Pryor Roger Wicker
Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard Maria Cantwell Olympia Snowe
Science and Space Bill Nelson David Vitter
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Frank Lautenberg John Thune
Energy and Natural Resources Jeff Bingaman Lisa Murkowski
  Energy   Maria Cantwell   Jim Risch
National Parks Mark Udall Richard Burr
Public Lands and Forests Ron Wyden John Barrasso
Water and Power Debbie Stabenow Sam Brownback
Environment and Public Works Barbara Boxer Jim Inhofe
  Children’s Health   Amy Klobuchar   Lamar Alexander
Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Tom Carper David Vitter
Green Jobs and the New Economy Bernie Sanders Kit Bond
Oversight Sheldon Whitehouse John Barrasso
Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health Frank Lautenberg Jim Inhofe
Transportation and Infrastructure Max Baucus George Voinovich
Water and Wildlife Ben Cardin Mike Crapo
Finance Max Baucus Charles Grassley
  Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure   Jeff Bingaman   Jim Bunning
Health Care John D. Rockefeller IV Orrin Hatch
International Trade and Global Competitiveness Ron Wyden Mike Crapo
Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy Blanche Lincoln Pat Roberts
Taxation, IRS Oversight, and Long-Term Growth Kent Conrad Jon Kyl
Foreign Relations John Kerry Richard Lugar
  African Affairs   Russ Feingold   Johnny Isakson
East Asian and Pacific Affairs Jim Webb Jim Inhofe
European Affairs Jeanne Shaheen Jim DeMint
International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, and International Environmental Protection Robert Menendez Bob Corker
International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy and Global Women's Issues Barbara Boxer Roger Wicker
Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs Bob Casey Jim Risch
Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Narcotics Affairs Chris Dodd John Barrasso
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Tom Harkin Mike Enzi
  Children and Families   Chris Dodd   Lamar Alexander
Employment and Workplace Safety Patty Murray Johnny Isakson
Retirement and Aging Barbara Mikulski Richard Burr
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Joe Lieberman Susan Collins
  Contracting Oversight (Ad Hoc)   Claire McCaskill   Susan Collins (Acting)
Disaster Recovery (Ad Hoc) Mary Landrieu Lindsey Graham
Federal Financial Management, Government Information and International Security Tom Carper John McCain
Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia Daniel Akaka George Voinovich
Investigations (Permanent) Carl Levin Tom Coburn
State, Local, and Private Sector Preparedness and Integration (Ad Hoc) Mark Pryor John Ensign
Judiciary Patrick Leahy Jeff Sessions
  Administrative Oversight and the Courts   Sheldon Whitehouse   Jeff Sessions
Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Herb Kohl Orrin Hatch
The Constitution Russ Feingold Tom Coburn
Crime and Drugs Arlen Specter Lindsay Graham
Human Rights and the Law Dick Durbin Tom Coburn
Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security Chuck Schumer John Cornyn
Terrorism and Homeland Security Ben Cardin Jon Kyl
Rules and Administration Chuck Schumer Bob Bennett
Small Business and Entrepreneurship Mary Landrieu Olympia Snowe
Veterans' Affairs Daniel Akaka Richard Burr

Special, select, and other committees

There are five non-standing, select, or special committees, which are treated similarly to standing committees, and one caucus that operates as a committee.

Committee Chairmen
(Democrats and Independents)
Vice Chairman
(Republicans)
Indian Affairs[58] Byron Dorgan John Barrasso
Select Committee on Ethics Barbara Boxer Johnny Isakson
Select Committee on Intelligence Dianne Feinstein Kit Bond
Special Committee on Aging Herb Kohl Bob Corker
Caucus on International Narcotics Control[59] Dianne Feinstein Chuck Grassley (Co-chairman)
Impeachment Trial Committee on the Articles against Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr. Claire McCaskill Orrin Hatch

House of Representatives

Standing committees

Committee Chairmen
(Democrats)
Ranking members
(Republicans)
  Subcommittee
Agriculture Collin C. Peterson Frank Lucas
  Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research   Tim Holden   Bob Goodlatte
Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry Joe Baca Jeff Fortenberry
General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Leonard Boswell Jerry Moran
Horticulture and Organic Agriculture Dennis Cardoza Jean Schmidt
Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry David Scott Randy Neugebauer
Specialty Crops, Rural Development and Foreign Agriculture Mike McIntyre Mike Conaway
Appropriations David Obey Jerry Lewis
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies   Rosa DeLauro   Jack Kingston
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Alan Mollohan Frank Wolf
Defense Norman Dicks C.W. Bill Young
Energy and Water Development Pete Visclosky Rodney Frelinghuysen
Financial Services and General Government José Serrano Jo Ann Emerson
Homeland Security David E. Price Hal Rogers
Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Jim Moran Mike Simpson
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies David Obey Todd Tiahrt
Legislative Branch Debbie Wasserman Schultz Robert Aderholt
Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Chet Edwards Zach Wamp
State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Nita Lowey Kay Granger
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies John Olver Tom Latham
Armed Services Ike Skelton Buck McKeon
Readiness   Solomon P. Ortiz   Randy Forbes
Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Gene Taylor Todd Akin
Air and Land Forces Neil Abercrombie Roscoe Bartlett
Oversight and Investigations Vic Snyder Rob Wittman
Military Personnel Susan A. Davis Joe Wilson
Terrorism and Unconventional Threats Adam Smith Jeff Miller
Strategic Forces Jim Langevin Mike Turner
Budget John Spratt Paul Ryan
Education and Labor George Miller John Kline
Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education   Dale Kildee   Michael N. Castle
Healthy Families and Communities Carolyn McCarthy Todd Platts
Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Robert E. Andrews Tom Price
Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness Rubén Hinojosa Brett Guthrie
Workforce Protections Lynn C. Woolsey Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Energy and Commerce Henry Waxman Joe Barton
Health   Frank Pallone   Nathan Deal
Energy and Environment Ed Markey Fred Upton
Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection Bobby Rush George Radanovich
Communications, Technology and the Internet Rick Boucher Cliff Stearns
Oversight and Investigations Bart Stupak Greg Walden
Financial Services Barney Frank Spencer Bachus
  Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology   Mel Watt   Ron Paul
Oversight and Investigations Mel Watt Judy Biggert
International Monetary Policy and Trade Gregory Meeks Gary Miller
Housing and Community Opportunity Maxine Waters Shelley Moore Capito
Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Luis Gutierrez Jeb Hensarling
Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government-Sponsored Enterprises Paul Kanjorski Scott Garrett
Foreign Affairs Howard Berman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
  Africa and Global Health   Donald M. Payne   Chris Smith
Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment Eni Faleomavaega Donald A. Manzullo
Europe Robert Wexler Elton Gallegly
International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight Bill Delahunt Dana Rohrabacher
Middle East and South Asia Gary Ackerman Mike Pence
Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Brad Sherman Ed Royce
Western Hemisphere Eliot L. Engel Dan Burton
Homeland Security Bennie Thompson Peter T. King
  Border, Maritime and Global Counterterrorism   Loretta Sanchez   Mark Souder
Emergency Communications, Preparedness, and Response Henry Cuellar Charlie Dent
Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology James Langevin Michael McCaul
Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment Jane Harman Dave Reichert
Management, Investigations, and Oversight Chris Carney Mike D. Rogers
Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection Sheila Jackson-Lee Dan Lungren
House Administration Bob Brady Dan Lungren
  Capitol Security   Bob Brady   Dan Lungren
Elections Zoe Lofgren Kevin McCarthy
Judiciary John Conyers Lamar S. Smith
  Commercial and Administrative Law   Linda T. Sánchez   Trent Franks
Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Jerrold Nadler James Sensenbrenner
Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property Howard Berman Howard Coble
Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Robert C. Scott Louie Gohmert
Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Zoe Lofgren Steve King
Natural Resources Nick Rahall Doc Hastings
Energy and Mineral Resources   Jim Costa   Doug Lamborn
Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife Madeleine Bordallo Henry Brown
National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Raúl Grijalva Rob Bishop
Water and Power Grace Napolitano Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Oversight and Government Reform Edolphus Towns Darrell Issa
  Domestic Policy   Dennis Kucinich   Jason Chaffetz
Federal Workforce, Post Office, and District of Columbia Stephen Lynch Kenny Marchant
Government Management, Organization, and Procurement Diane Watson Brian Bilbray
Information Policy, Census, and National Archives William Lacy Clay Michael Turner
National Security and Foreign Affairs John F. Tierney TBD
Rules Louise Slaughter David Dreier
  Legislative and Budget Process   Alcee Hastings   Lincoln Diaz-Balart
Rules and the Organization of the House Jim McGovern Doc Hastings
Science and Technology Bart Gordon Ralph Hall
  Space and Aeronautics   Gabrielle Giffords   Pete Olson
Technology and Innovation David Wu Adrian Smith
Research and Science Education Daniel Lipinski Vern Ehlers
Investigations and Oversight Brad Miller Paul Broun
Energy and Environment Brian Baird Bob Inglis
Small Business Nydia Velazquez Sam Graves
  Finance and Tax   Melissa Bean   Dean Heller
Contracting and Technology Glenn Nye Aaron Schock
Rural and Urban Entrepreneurship Heath Shuler Jeff Fortenberry
Regulations, Healthcare and Trade Kathy Dahlkemper Lynn Westmoreland
Investigations and Oversight Jason Altmire Louie Gohmert
Standards of Official Conduct Zoe Lofgren Jo Bonner
Transportation and Infrastructure James Oberstar John Mica
  Aviation   Jerry Costello   Thomas Petri
Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Elijah Cummings Frank LoBiondo
Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Eleanor Holmes Norton Sam Graves
Highways and Transit Peter DeFazio John J. Duncan, Jr.
Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Corrine Brown Bill Shuster
Water Resources and Environment Eddie Bernice Johnson John Duncan, Jr.
Veterans' Affairs Bob Filner Steve Buyer
  Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs   John Hall   Doug Lamborn
Economic Opportunity Stephanie Herseth Sandlin John Boozman
Health Michael Michaud Jeff Miller
Oversight and Investigations Harry Mitchell Ginny Brown-Waite
Ways and Means Charles Rangel, until March 4, 2010
Sander Levin, from March 4, 2010 (acting)
Dave Camp
Health   Pete Stark   Wally Herger
Social Security John S. Tanner Sam Johnson
Income Security and Family Support Jim McDermott John Linder
Trade Sander Levin Kevin Brady
Oversight John Lewis Charles Boustany
Select Revenue Measures Richard Neal Pat Tiberi

Select committees

Committee Chairmen
(Democrats)
Ranking members
(Republicans)
  Subcommittee
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Silvestre Reyes Peter Hoekstra
  Terrorism/HUMINT, Analysis and Counterintelligence   Mike Thompson   Mike Rogers
Technical and Tactical Intelligence C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger TBD
Intelligence Community Management Anna Eshoo Darrell Issa
Oversight and Investigations Robert E. Cramer Terry Everett
Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming[60][61] Ed Markey James Sensenbrenner

Joint appointments

Committee Chairmen
(Democrats)
Ranking members
(Republicans)
Joint Economic Committee Rep Carolyn Maloney Sen. Sam Brownback
Joint Committee on the Library Rep. Zoe Lofgren Sen. Bob Bennett
Joint Committee on Printing Rep. Robert A. Brady Rep. Dan Lungren
Joint Committee on Taxation Sen. Max Baucus Sen. Chuck Grassley

Employees

Senate

House of Representatives

See also

Elections

Membership lists

References

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