Committees By: Angela, Kassie and Jymmy

Standing Committee: Permanent groups to oversee bills that dealt with certain kinds of issues. They continue from one Congress to the next.

Examples: Agriculture, Armed Services, and Budget

Subcommittees: A committee to specialize in a subcategory of the standing committee's responsibility. Usually they continue from one Congress to the next, but sometimes might undergo changes that the majority party could make.

Examples: Health human resources oversight social security trade.

Select Committees: A small legislative committee appointed for special purposes.

Examples: Matters of great public concern such as organized crime, overlooked problems such as hunger, and problems of interest groups such as owners of small businesses, who claim that congress has not met their needs.

Joint Committees: May be either temporary or permanent. They usually act as study groups with responsibility for reporting their findings back to the House and Senate.

Examples: Agriculture Nutrition and Forestry budget rules foreign relations financial services

Conference Committee: A temporary committee set up when the House and Senate have passed different versions of the same bill.

Standing Committees

Financial Services: The committee is fighting for economic opportunities so hardworking taxpayers can achieve financial independence.

Members and where they are from:

Jeb Hensarling, Texas, Chairman of the Committee

Peter T. King, New York

Ed Royce, California

Frank Lucas, Oklahoma

Scott Garrett, New Jersey

Randy Neugebauer, Texas

Patrick McHenry, North Carolina

Steve Pearce, New Mexico

Bill Posey, Florida

Mike Fitzpatrick, Pennsylvania

Lynn Westmoreland, Georgia

Blaine Luetkemeyer, Missouri

Bill Huizenga, Michigan

Sean Duffy, Wisconsin

Robert Hurt, Virginia

Steve Stivers, Ohio

Stephen Fincher, Tennessee

Marlin Stutzman, Indiana

Mick Mulvaney, South Carolina

Randy Hultgren, Illinois

Dennis A. Ross, Florida

Robert Pittenger, North Carolina

Ann Wagner, Missouri

Andy Barr, Kentucky

Keith Rothfus, Pennsylvania

Luke Messer, Indiana

David Schweikert, Arizona

Bob Dold, Illinois

Frank Guinta, New Hampshire

Scott Tipton, Colorado

Roger Williams, Texas

Bruce Poliquin, Maine

Mia Love, Utah

French Hill, Arkansas

Small Business: Oversight, Access to the White House, Energy, Health Care, Taxes, Regulatory Review, Rural America, International Trade, Government Contracting, Technology, Workplace Issues, and Disaster Assistance.


Chairman Steve Chabot, Ohio

Nydia Velazquez, New York

Steve King, Iowa

Judy Chu, California

Blaine Luetkemeyer, Missouri

Janice Hahn, California

Richard Hanna, New York

Donald Payne Jr., New Jersey

Tim Huelskamp, Kansas

Grace Meng, New York

Chris Gibson, New York

Brenda Lawrence, Michigan

Dave Brat, Virginia

Yvette Clark, New York

Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen, America Samoa

Alma Adams, North Carolina

Steve Knight, California

Seth Moulton, Massachusetts

Carlos Curbelo, Florida

Cresent Hardy, Nevada

Trent Kelly, Mississippi

Armed Services: They are empowered with legislative oversight of the nation's military including the department of defense, military research and development, nuclear energy, benefits for members of the military, selective service system, and other matters related to defense policy.


John McCain Leader

James Inhofe, Oklahoma

Jeff Sessions, Alabama

Roger Wicker, Mississippi

Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire

Deb Fischer, Nebraska

Tom Cotton, Arkansas

Mike Rounds, South Dakota

Joni Ernst, Iowa

Thom Tillis, North Carolina

Dan Sullivan, Alaska

Mike Lee, Utah

Lindsey Graham South Carolina

Ted Cruz, Texas


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