The 117th Congress and Committee Assignments

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By AMRPA Headquarters posted 13 days ago

  

By Remy Kerr, MPH, AMRPA Health Policy and Research Manager

On January 3, 2021, the 117th Congress convened, with a few seats still outstanding due to run-off elections. Following the Georgia Senate run-off on January 5, the Senate now has a 50-50 Democratic to Republican split, with two Independent Sen. s (Bernie Sanders (VT) and Angus King (ME) caucusing with Democrats and Vice President Kamala Harris serving as the tie-breaking vote and giving Democrats effective control of the Senate. In the House of Representatives, Democrats retained control of the chamber with a party split of 221 Democrats and 211 Republicans.

Effective January 20, former Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was elected to Senate Majority Leader, while former Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was elected to serve as Senate Minority Leader. Serving as President pro tempore is Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) is Senate Majority Whip. John Thune (R-SD) is the Senate Minority Whip. For those committees with jurisdiction over health care matters, Sen.  Leahy will now serve as the Chair for the Appropriations Committee, Sen.  Ron Wyden (D-OR) for the Finance Committee, Sen.  Patty Murray (D-WA) for the HELP Committee, and Bob Casey (D-PA) for the Aging Special Committee. Ranking Members of those committees include: Sen.  Richard Shelby (R-AL) for the Appropriations Committee, Sen.  Mike Crapo (R-ID) for the Finance Committee following Sen.  Chuck Grassley (R-IA) who has reached a term limit, Sen.  Richard Burr (R-NC) for the HELP Committee following Sen.  Lamar Alexander’s (R-TN) retirement, and Sen.  Tim Scott (R-SC) for the Aging Special Committee following Sen.  Susan Collins (R-ME) who has reached a term limit.

In the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) retains her position as Speaker of the House, as does Steny Hoyer (D-MD-05) as House Majority Leader. Kevin McCarthy ‎(R-CA-23), ‎will now serve as House Minority Leader, Jim Clyburn (D-SC-06) as House Majority Whip, and Steve Scalise (R-LA-01) as House Minority Whip. For House committees most relevant to AMRPA members, Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) will serve as Chair for the Appropriations Committee following former Representative Nita Lowey’s (D-NY-17) retirement, Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ-06) as Chair for the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Representative Richard Neal (D-MA-01) as Chair of the Ways and Means Committee. Ranking Members for those committees include: Representative Kay Grainger (R-TX-12) for the Appropriations Committee, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-05) for the Energy and Commerce Committee following Representative Greg Walden’s (R-OR-02) retirement, and Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX-08) for the Ways and Means Committee.

Complete rosters of Senate and House committees most relevant to AMRPA are listed below. A single asterisk indicates a change in leadership roles, two asterisks indicates new committee members. Click on the name of a committee to view the roster.

U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations

  • Chair – Sen.  Patrick Leahy (D-VT) *
  • Ranking Member – Sen.  Richard Shelby (R-AL) *
  • Sen.  Patty Murray (D-WA)
  • Sen.  Diane Feinstein (D-CA)
  • Sen.  Dick Durbin (D-IL)
  • Sen.  Jack Reed (D-RI)
  • Sen.  Jon Tester (D-MT)
  • Sen.  Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
  • Sen.  Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
  • Sen.  Chris Coons (D-DE)
  • Sen.  Brian Schatz (D-HI)
  • Sen.  Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
  • Sen.  Chris Murphy (D-CT)
  • Sen.  Joe Manchin (D-WV)
  • Sen.  Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
  • Sen.  Martin Heinrich (D-NM) **
  • Sen.  Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
  • Sen.  SU.S.an Collins (R-ME)
  • Sen.  Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Sen.  Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
  • Sen.  Roy Blunt (R-MO)
  • Sen.  Jerry Moran (R-KS)
  • Sen.  John Hoeven (R-ND)
  • Sen.  Jon Boozman (R-AR)
  • Sen.  Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)
  • Sen.  John Kennedy (R-LA)
  • Sen.  Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS)
  • Sen.  Mike Braun (R-IN)
  • Sen.  Bill Hagerty (R-TN) **
  • Sen.  Marco Rubio (R-FL)

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U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

  • Chair – Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) *
  • Ranking Member – Mike Crapo (R-ID) *
  • Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
  • Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
  • Bob Menendez (D-NJ)
  • Tom Carper (D-DE)
  • Ben Cardin (D-MD)
  • Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
  • Michael Bennet (D-CO)
  • Bob Casey (D-PA)
  • Mark Warner (D-VA)
  • Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
  • Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
  • Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)
  • Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) **
  • Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
  • John Cornyn (R-TX)
  • John Thune (R-SD)
  • Richard Burr (R-NC)
  • Rob Portman (R-OH)
  • Pat Toomey (R-PA)
  • Tim Scott (R-SC)
  • Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
  • James Lankford (R-OK)
  • Steve Daines (R-MT)
  • Todd Young (R-IN)
  • Ben Sasse (R-NE)
  • John Barrasso (R-WY) **

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U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP)

  • Chair – Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) **
  • Ranking Member – Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) **
  • Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
  • Bob Casey (D-PA)
  • Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
  • Chris Murphy (D-CT)
  • Tim Kaine (D-VA)
  • Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
  • Tina Smith (D-MN)
  • Jacky Rosen (D-NV)
  • Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) **
  • John Hickenlooper (D-CO) **
  • Rand Paul (R-KY)
  • SU.S.an Collins (R-ME)
  • Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
  • Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Mike Braun (R-IN)
  • Roger Marshall (R-KS) **
  • Tim Scott (R-SC)
  • Mitt Romney (R-UT)
  • Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) **
  • Jerry Moran (R-KS)

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U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging

  • Chair – Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) *
  • Ranking Member – Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) *
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
  • Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
  • Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
  • Jacky Rosen (D-NV)
  • Mark Kelly (D-AZ) **
  • Raphael Warnock (D-GA) **
  • SU.S.an Collins (R-ME)
  • Richard Burr (R-NC)
  • Marco Rubio (R-FL)
  • Mike Braun (R-IN)
  • Rick Scott (R-FL)
  • Mike Lee (R-UT)

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U.S. House Committee on Appropriations

  • Chair – Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) *
  • Ranking Member – Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX-12)
  • Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-09)
  • David Price (D-NC-04)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA-40)
  • Sanford Bishop (D-GA-02)
  • Barbara Lee (D-CA-13)
  • Betty McCollum (D-MN-04)
  • Tim Ryan (D-OH-13)
  • Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD-02)
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL-23)
  • Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28)
  • Chellie Pingree (D-ME-01)
  • Mike Quigley (D-IL-05)
  • Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06)
  • Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08)
  • Grace Meng (D-NY-06)
  • Mark Pocan (D-WI-02)
  • Katherine Clark (D-MA-05)
  • Pete Aguilar (D-CA-31)
  • Lois Frankel (D-FL-21)
  • Cheri BU.S.tos (D-IL-17)
  • Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12)
  • Brenda Lawrence (D-MI-14)
  • Norma Torres (D-CA-35)
  • Charlie Crist (D-FL-13)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ-02)
  • Ed Case (D-HI-01)
  • Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13) **
  • Josh Harder (D-CA-10) **
  • Jennifer Wexton (D-VA-10) **
  • David Trone (D-MD-06) **
  • Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) **
  • SU.S.ie Lee (D-NV-03) **
  • Hal Rogers (R-KY-05)
  • Robert Aderholt (R-AL-04)
  • Mike Simpson (R-ID-02)
  • John Carter (R-TX-31)
  • Ken Calvert (R-CA-42)
  • Tom Cole (R-OK-04)
  • Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25)
  • Steve Womack (R-AR-03)
  • Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE-01)
  • Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN-03)
  • Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA-03)
  • Dave Joyce (R-OH-14)
  • Andy Harris (R-MD-01)
  • Mark Amodei (R-NV-02)
  • Chris Stewart (R-UT-02)
  • Steven Palazzo (R-MS-04)
  • David Valadao (R-CA-21)
  • Dan NewhoU.S.e (R-WA-04)
  • John Moolenaar (R-MI-04)
  • John Rutherford (R-FL-04)
  • Ben Cline (R-VA-06) **
  • Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA-14) **
  • Mike Garcia (R-CA-25) **
  • Ashley Hinson (R-IA-01) **
  • Tony Gonzales (R-TX-23) **

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U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce

  • Chair – Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ-06)
  • Ranking Member – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-05) *
  • Bobby RU.S.h (D-IL-01)
  • Anna Eshoo (D-CA-18)
  • Diana DeGette (D-CO-01)
  • Mike Doyle (D-PA-18)
  • Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-09)
  • GK Butterfield (D-NC-01)
  • Doris Matsui (D-CA-06)
  • Kathy Castor (D-FL-14)
  • John Sarbanes (D-MD-03)
  • Jerry McNerney (D-CA-09)
  • Peter Welch (D-VT-At Large)
  • Paul Tonko (D-NY-20)
  • Yvette Clarke (D-NY-09)
  • Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12)
  • Marc Veasey (D-TX-33)
  • Kurt Schrader (D-OR-05)
  • Annie KU.S.ter (D-NH-02)
  • Robin Kelly (D-IL-02)
  • Tony Cardenas (D-CA-29)
  • Nanette Barragan (D-CA-44)
  • Raul Ruiz (D-CA-36)
  • A. Donald McEachin (D-VA-04)
  • Scott Peters (D-CA-52)
  • Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE-At Large)
  • Darren Soto (D-FL-09)
  • Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01)
  • Kathleen Rice (D-NY-04) **
  • Angie Craig (D-MN-02) **
  • Kim Schrier (D-WA-08) **
  • Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) **
  • Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (D-TX-07) **
  • Fred Upton (R-MI-06)
  • Mike Burgess (R-TX-26)
  • Steve Scalise (R-LA-01)
  • Bob Latta (R-OH-05)
  • Brett Guthrie (R-KY-02)
  • David McKinley (R-WV-01)
  • Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-16)
  • Morgan Griffith (R-VA-09)
  • GU.S. Bilirakis (R-FL-12)
  • Bill Johnson (R-OH-06)
  • Billy Long (R-MO-07)
  • Larry Bucshon (R-IN-08)
  • Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-02)
  • Richard Hudson (R-NC-08)
  • Tim Walberg (R-MI-07)
  • Buddy Carter (R-GA-01)
  • Jeff Duncan (R-SC-03)
  • Gary Palmer (R-AL-06) **
  • Neal Dunn (R-FL-02) **
  • John Curtis (R-UT-03) **
  • Debbie Lesko (R-AZ-08) **
  • Greg Pence (R-IN-06) **
  • John Joyce (R-PA-13) **
  • Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-02) **
  • Kelly Armstrong (R-ND-At Large) **

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U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means

  • Chair – Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA-01)
  • Ranking Member – Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX-08)
  • Lloyd Doggett (D-TX-35)
  • Mike Thompson (D-CA-05)
  • John Larson (D-CT-01)
  • Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03)
  • Ron Kind (D-WI-03)
  • Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-09)
  • Danny Davis (D-IL-07)
  • Linda Sanchez (D-CA-38)
  • Brian Higgins (D-NY-26)
  • Terri Sewell (D-AL-07)
  • Suzan DelBene (D-WA-01)
  • Judy Chu (D-CA-27)
  • Gwen Moore (D-WI-04)
  • Dan Kildee (D-MI-05)
  • Brendan Boyle (D-PA-02)
  • Don Beyer (D-VA-08)
  • Dwight Evans (D-PA-03)
  • Brad Schneider (D-IL-10)
  • Tom Suozzi (D-NY-03)
  • Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20)
  • Stephanie Murphy (D-FL-07)
  • Jimmy Gomez (D-CA-34)
  • Steven Horsford (D-NV-04)
  • Stacey Plaskett (D-VI-At Large) **
  • Devin Nunes (R-CA-22)
  • Vern Buchanan (R-FL-16)
  • Adrian Smith (R-NE-03)
  • Tom Reed (R-NY-23)
  • Mike Kelly (R-PA-16)
  • Jason Smith (R-MO-08)
  • Tom Rice (R-SC-07)
  • David Schweikert (R-AZ-06)
  • Jackie Walorski (R-IN-02)
  • Darin LaHood (R-IL-18)
  • Brad Wenstrup (R-OH-02)
  • Jodey Arrington (R-TX-19)
  • Drew FergU.S.on (R-GA-03)
  • Ron Estes (R-KS-04)
  • Lloyd Smucker (R-PA-11) **
  • Kevin Hern (R-OK-01) **
  • Carol Miller (R-WV-03) **

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