House Of Representatives Committee Assignments 2013

The United States House of Representatives currently has 21 congressional committees; 20 standing committees and one select committee. All but three committees, the Budget Committee, the Ethics Committee, and the House Administration Committee, are subdivided into subcommittees of which there are a total of 95, each with its own leadership.

The modern House committees were brought into existence through the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946. This bill reduced the number of House committees from 48 to 19, as well as restructured the jurisdictions of the committees.[1]

2017–2019 Standing Committees[edit]

CommitteeChair personRanking Member
Subcommittee
AgricultureMike Conaway (R-TX)Collin Peterson (D-MN)
Biotechnology, Horticulture, and ResearchRodney Davis (R-IL)Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM)
Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and CreditAustin Scott (R-GA)David Scott (D-GA)
Conservation and ForestryFrank Lucas (R-OK)Marcia Fudge (D-OH)
General Farm Commodities and Risk ManagementRick Crawford (R-AR)Rick Nolan (D-MN)
Livestock and Foreign AgricultureDavid Rouzer (R-NC)Jim Costa (D-CA)
NutritionGlenn Thompson (R-PA)Jim McGovern (D-MA)
AppropriationsRodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)Nita Lowey (D-NY)
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related AgenciesRobert Aderholt (R-AL)Sanford Bishop (D-GA)
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related AgenciesJohn Culberson (R-TX)José E. Serrano (D-NY)
DefenseKay Granger (R-TX)Pete Visclosky (D-IN)
Energy and Water Development, and Related AgenciesMike Simpson (R-ID)Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
Financial Services and General GovernmentTom Graves (R-GA)Mike Quigley (D-IL)
Homeland SecurityJohn Carter (R-TX)Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)
Interior, Environment, and Related AgenciesKen Calvert (R-CA)Betty McCollum (D-MN)
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related AgenciesTom Cole (R-OK)Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
Legislative BranchKevin Yoder (R-KS)Tim Ryan (D-OH)
Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related AgenciesCharlie Dent (R-PA)Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)
State, Foreign Operations, and Related ProgramsHal Rogers (R-KY)Nita Lowey (D-NY)
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related AgenciesMario Díaz-Balart (R-FL)David Price (D-NC)
Armed ServicesMac Thornberry (R-TX)Adam Smith (D-WA)
Emerging Threats and CapabilitiesElise Stefanik (R-NY)James Langevin (D-RI)
Military PersonnelMike Coffman (R-CO)Jackie Speier (D-CA)
Oversight and InvestigationsVicky Hartzler (R-MO)Seth Moulton (D-MA)
ReadinessJoe Wilson (R-SC)Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU)
Seapower and Projection ForcesRob Wittman (R-VA)Joe Courtney (D-CT)
Strategic ForcesMike Rogers (R-AL)Jim Cooper (D-TN)
Tactical Air and Land ForcesMike Turner (R-OH)Niki Tsongas (D-MA)
BudgetSteve Womack (R-AR)John Yarmuth (D-KY)
Education and the WorkforceVirginia Foxx (R-NC)Bobby Scott (D-VA)
Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary EducationTodd Rokita (R-IN)Jared Polis (D-CO)
Health, Employment, Labor, and PensionsTim Walberg (R-MI)Gregorio Sablan (D-MP)
Higher Education and Workforce TrainingBrett Guthrie (R-KY)Susan Davis (D-CA)
Workforce ProtectionsBradley Byrne (R-AL)Mark Takano (D-CA)
Energy and CommerceGreg Walden (R-OR)Frank Pallone (D-NJ)
Communications and TechnologyMarsha Blackburn (R-TN)Michael F. Doyle (D-PA)
Digital Commerce and Consumer ProtectionBob Latta (R-OH)Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
EnergyFred Upton (R-MI)Bobby Rush (D-IL)
EnvironmentJohn Shimkus (R-IL)Paul Tonko (D-NY)
HealthMichael C. Burgess (R-TX)Gene Green (D-TX)
Oversight and InvestigationsGregg Harper (R-MS)Diana DeGette (D-CO)
EthicsSusan Brooks (R-IN)Ted Deutch (D-FL)
Financial ServicesJeb Hensarling (R-TX)Maxine Waters (D-CA)
Capital Markets, Securities and InvestmentBill Huizenga (R-MI)Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
Financial Institutions and Consumer CreditBlaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO)Lacy Clay (D-MO)
Housing and InsuranceSean Duffy (R-WI)Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO)
Monetary Policy and TradeAndy Barr (R-KY)Gwen Moore (D-WI)
Oversight and InvestigationsAnn Wagner (R-MO)Al Green (D-TX)
Terrorism and Illicit FinanceSteve Pearce (R-NM)Ed Perlmutter (D-CO)
Foreign AffairsEd Royce (R-CA)Eliot Engel (D-NY)
Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International OrganizationsChris Smith (R-NJ)Karen Bass (D-CA)
Asia and the PacificTed Yoho (R-FL)Brad Sherman (D-CA)
Europe, Eurasia and Emerging ThreatsDana Rohrabacher (R-CA)Gregory Meeks (D-NY)
Middle East and North AfricaIleana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)Ted Deutch (D-FL)
Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and TradeTed Poe (R-TX)Bill Keating (D-MA)
Western HemispherePaul Cook (R-CA)Albio Sires (D-NJ)
Homeland SecurityMichael McCaul (R-TX)Bennie Thompson (D-MS)
Border and Maritime SecurityMartha McSally (R-AZ)Filemon Vela Jr. (D-TX)
Counterterrorism and IntelligencePeter T. King (R-NY)Kathleen Rice (D-NY)
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure ProtectionJohn Ratcliffe (R-TX)Cedric Richmond (D-LA)
Emergency Preparedness, Response, and CommunicationsDan Donovan (R-NY)Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ)
Oversight and Management EfficiencyScott Perry (R-PA)Lou Correa (D-CA)
Transportation and Protective SecurityJohn Katko (R-NY)Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ)
House AdministrationGregg Harper (R-MS)Bob Brady (D-PA)
JudiciaryBob Goodlatte (R-VA)Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)
The Constitution and Civil JusticeSteve King (R-IA)Steve Cohen (D-TN)
Courts, Intellectual Property and the InternetDarrell Issa (R-CA)Hank Johnson (D-GA)
Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and InvestigationsJim Sensenbrenner (R-WI)Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
Immigration Policy and Border SecurityRaúl Labrador (R-ID)Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust LawTom Marino (R-PA)David Cicilline (D-RI)
Natural ResourcesRob Bishop (R-UT)Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ)
Energy and Mineral ResourcesPaul Gosar (R-AZ)Alan Lowenthal (D-CA)
Federal LandsTom McClintock (R-CA)Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI)
Indian, Insular and Alaska Native AffairsDoug LaMalfa (R-CA)Norma Torres (D-CA)
Oversight and InvestigationsBruce Westerman (R-AR)Donald McEachin (D-VA)
Water, Power and OceansDoug Lamborn (R-CO)Jared Huffman (D-CA)
Oversight and Government ReformTrey Gowdy (R-SC)Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
Government OperationsMark Meadows (R-NC)Gerry Connolly (D-VA)
Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative RulesJim Jordan (R-OH)Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL)
Information TechnologyWill Hurd (R-TX)Robin Kelly (D-IL)
Intergovernmental AffairsGary Palmer (R-AL)Val Demings (D-FL)
Interior, Energy, and EnvironmentBlake Farenthold (R-TX)Stacey Plaskett (D-VI)
National SecurityRon DeSantis (R-FL)Stephen Lynch (D-MA)
RulesPete Sessions (R-TX)Louise Slaughter (D-NY)
Legislative and Budget ProcessRob Woodall (R-GA)Alcee Hastings (D-FL)
Rules and the Organization of the HouseDoug Collins (R-GA)Louise Slaughter (D-NY)
Science, Space and TechnologyLamar S. Smith (R-TX)Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
EnergyRandy Weber (R-TX)Alan Grayson (D-FL)
EnvironmentJim Bridenstine (R-OK)Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)
OversightBarry Loudermilk (R-GA)Don Beyer (D-VA)
Research and TechnologyBarbara Comstock (R-VA)Dan Lipinski (D-IL)
SpaceBrian Babin (R-TX)Donna Edwards (D-MD)
Small BusinessSteve Chabot (R-OH)Nydia Velázquez (D-NY)
Agriculture, Energy and TradeCarlos Curbelo (R-FL)Grace Meng (D-NY)
Health and TechnologyAmata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS)Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Economic Growth, Tax and Capital AccessDave Brat (R-VA)Dwight Evans (D-PA)
Contracting and WorkforceSteve Knight (R-CA)Mark Takai (D-HI)
Investigations, Oversight and RegulationsCresent Hardy (R-NV)Alma Adams (D-NC)
Transportation and InfrastructureBill Shuster (R-PA)Peter DeFazio (D-OR)
AviationFrank LoBiondo (R-NJ)Rick Larsen (D-WA)
Coast Guard and Maritime TransportationDuncan D. Hunter (R-CA)John Garamendi (D-CA)
Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency ManagementLou Barletta (R-PA)André Carson (D-IN)
Highways and TransitSam Graves (R-MO)Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous MaterialsJeff Denham (R-CA)Mike Capuano (D-MA)
Water Resources and EnvironmentBob Gibbs (R-OH)Grace Napolitano (D-CA)
Veterans' AffairsPhil Roe (R-TN)Tim Walz (D-MN)
Disability Assistance and Memorial AffairsRalph Abraham (R-LA)Dina Titus (D-NV)
Economic OpportunityBrad Wenstrup (R-OH)Mark Takano (D-CA)
HealthDan Benishek (R-MI)Julia Brownley (D-CA)
Oversight and InvestigationsMike Coffman (R-CO)Anne McLane Kuster (D-NH)
Ways and MeansKevin Brady (R-TX)Richard Neal (D-MA)
TradeDave Reichert (R-WA)Bill Pascrell (D-NJ)
Social SecuritySam Johnson (R-TX)John Larson (D-CT)
OversightPeter Roskam (R-IL)John Lewis (D-GA)
HealthPat Tiberi (R-OH)Sander Levin (D-MI)
Human ResourcesAdrian Smith (R-NE)Danny Davis (D-IL)
Tax PolicyCharles Boustany (R-LA)Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)

Select committees[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Sources and external links[edit]

112th Congress (2011–2013)

Congressional Profile

Total Membership:

  • 435 Representatives
  • 5 Delegates
  • 1 Resident Commissioner

Party Divisions:*

  • 193 Democrats
  • 242 Republicans

*Party division totals are based on election day results.

Congress Overview

A divided government complicated legislative work during the 112th Congress. Unable to reach deals on a number of issues, the Republican-controlled House and the Democratic Senate passed emergency measures to prevent a government shutdown and avoid defaulting on the country’s debt. After long talks between the Speaker and the President, a “grand bargain” of tax hikes and spending cuts collapsed, leaving a Senate bill to raise the debt ceiling. A House-Senate panel tasked with reducing deficits failed to outline a plan, triggering a series of automatic spending cuts called sequestration.

Historical Highlights

Learn more about the House in Historical Highlights.

Leadership & Officers

Speaker of the House:
John Boehner (R–OH)
Majority Leader:
Eric Cantor (R–VA)
Minority Leader:
Nancy Pelosi (D–CA)
Democratic Whip:
Steny Hoyer (D–MD)
Republican Whip:
Kevin McCarthy (R–CA)
Democratic Caucus Chairman:
John Larson (D–CT)
Republican Conference Chairman:
Jeb Hensarling (R–TX)
Clerk of the House:
Karen L. Haas
Chief Administrative Officer:
Daniel J. Strodel
Sergeant at Arms:
Paul Irving
Chaplain of the House:
Daniel P. Coughlin – Roman Catholic 1
Patrick J. Conroy – Roman Catholic
Parliamentarian:
John V. Sullivan
Thomas J. Wickham, Jr. 2

To view complete lists of individuals who have served in these leadership and official positions since the 1st Congress, visit the People section

Discharge Petitions

NumberDatePetition to Discharge
No. 0001July 6, 2011 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution entitled (H.Res. 310), a resolution providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 639) to amend title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify that countervailing duties may be imposed to address subsidies relating to a fundamentally undervalued currency of any foreign country (H.Res. 310)
No. 0002July 14, 2011 the Committees on Armed Services and Transportation and Infrastructure from the consideration of the bill (H.R. 1297) entitled, a bill to appropriate such funds as may be necessary to ensure that members of the Armed Forces, including reserve components thereof, continue to receive pay and allowances for active service performed when a funding gap caused by the failure to enact interim or full-year appropriations for the Armed Forces occurs, which results in the furlough of nonemergency personnel and the curtailment of Government activities and services (H.R. 1297)
No. 0003February 1, 2012 the Committees on Financial Services, Agriculture, House Administration, the Judiciary, Ethics, and Rules from the consideration of the bill (H.R. 1148) entitled, a bill to prohibit commodities and securities trading based on nonpublic information relating to Congress, to require additional reporting by Members and employees of Congress of securities transactions, and for other purposes (H.R. 1148)
No. 0004July 12, 2012 the Committees on House Administration and the Judiciary from the consideration of the bill (H.R. 4010) entitled, a bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other entities, and for other purposes (H.R. 4010)
No. 0005September 13, 2012 the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution (H.Res. 739) entitled, a resolution providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6083) to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes (H. Res. 739)
No. 0006December 4, 2012 the Committees on Ways and Means and the Budget from the consideration of the bill (H.R. 15) entitled, a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax relief to middle-class families (H.R. 15)

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