Commities By: Bailey, Dakota, and Wayne

The Standing Committee

  • Standing Committees are permanent legislative panels established by the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate.

What the First Standing Committee does- Budget, The Challenges We Face, Securing Economic Opportunity, Strengthening Health and Retirement Security, Protecting the Nation, Building Stronger Communities, Holding Washington Accountable, Appendix I: Long-Term Budget Outlook, Appendix II: CBO’s Estimate of the Macroeconomic Effects of Deficit Reduction, Appendix III: Summary Tables

Standing Committee 1 Members: Tom Price (GA-06), Chairman, Todd Rokita (IN-04), Vice-Chairman, Scott Garrett (NJ-05), Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Tom Cole (OK-04), Tom McClintock (CA-04), Diane Black (TN-06), Rob Woodall (GA-07), Vicky Hartzler (MO-04), Marlin Stutzman (IN-03), Frank Guinta (NH-01), Mark Sanford (SC-01), Steve Womack (AR-03), Dave Brat (VA-07), Rod Blum (IA-01), Alex Mooney (WV-02), Glenn Grothman (WI-06), Gary Palmer (AL-06), John Moolenaar (MI-04), Bruce Westerman (AR-04), Jim Renacci (OH-16), Bill Johnson (OH-06)Chris Van Hollen (MD-08), Ranking Member, John Yarmuth (KY-03), Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), Tim Ryan (OH-17), Gwen Moore (WI-04), Kathy Castor (FL-11), Jim McDermott (WA-07), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Donald Norcross (NJ-01), and Seth Moulton (MA-06

The Second Committee's job is to watch the finances of the Senate.

Standing Committee 2 Members: Hatch, Orrin G. (UT) , Chairman, Grassley, Chuck (IA), Crapo, Mike (ID), Roberts, Pat (KS), Enzi, Michael B. (WY), Cornyn, John (TX), Thune, John (SD), Burr, Richard (NC), Isakson, Johnny (GA), Portman, Rob (OH), Toomey, Patrick J. (PA), Coats, Daniel (IN), Heller, Dean (NV), Scott, Tim (SC), Wyden, Ron (OR), Ranking Member, Schumer, Charles E. (NY), Stabenow, Debbie (MI), Cantwell, Maria (WA), Nelson, Bill (FL), Menendez, Robert (NJ), Carper, Thomas R. (DE), Cardin, Benjamin L. (MD), Brown, Sherrod (OH), Bennet, Michael F. (CO), Casey, Robert P. (PA), and Warner, Mark R. (VA)

The Third Committee's Job- Conservation, Food Transparency,Innovation in Agriculture, Markets and Finance, National Security, SNAP, Trade/Food Aid, Country of Origin Labeling, CFTC Reauthorization, Farm Bill, Focus on Farm Economy

Standing Committee 3 Members: K. Michael Conaway, Texas, Chairman, Randy Neugebauer, Texas, Vice Chairman, Bob Goodlatte, Va., Frank D. Lucas, Okla., Steve King, Iowa, Mike Rogers, Ala., Glenn Thompson, Pa., Bob Gibbs, Ohio, Austin Scott, Ga., Rick Crawford, Ark., Scott Desjarlais, Tenn., Chris Gibson, N.Y., Vicky Hartzler, Mo., Dan Benishek, Mich., Jeff Denham, Calif., Doug LaMalfa, Calif., Ted Yoho, Fla., Jackie Walorski, Ind., Rick Allen, Ga., Mike Bost, Ill., David Rouzer, N.C., Ralph Abraham, La., John Moolenaar, Mich., Dan Newhouse, Wash., Trent Kelly, Miss., Collin C. Peterson, Minn., Ranking Member, David Scott, Ga., Jim Costa, Calif., Timothy J. Walz, Minn., Marcia Fudge, Ohio, Jim McGovern, Mass., Suzan DelBene, Wash., Filemon Vela, Texas, Michelle Lujan Grisham, N.M., Ann Kuster, N.H., Rick Nolan, Minn., Cheri Bustos, Ill., Sean Patrick Maloney, N.Y., Ann Kirkpatrick, Ariz., Pete Aguilar, Calif., Stacey Plaskett, V.I., Alma Adams, N.C., Gwen Graham, Fla., and Brad Ashford, Neb.


  • A committee composed of some members of a larger committee, board, or other body and reporting to it.

Select COmmittees

  • Each of the house of Congress has created temporary committees, they study one specific issue and report their findings to the Senate or the House

Joint Committees

  • Is a commitee made from both house and senate

Confrence COmmittees

  • Is a temporary committee set up when the House and Senate have passed different versions of the same bill
  • No bill can be sent from congress to the president until both houses have passed it in identical form


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