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Picturing Senate Committees


Although the Senate’s committee system has evolved over time, the efforts of these “little legislatures” have always been indispensable to the workings of the institution. These images depict Senate committees over the course of Senate history.

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The Committee on Foreign Relat...

The Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate in Session.
Washington, D.C.—The Committee...

Washington, D.C.—The Committee-Room of the War Department in the Capitol—General W.W. Belknap, Secretary of War, Appearing before the Committee on Expenditures.
Washington, D.C.—The Potter In...

Washington, D.C.—The Potter Investigation Committee in Session in the Basement of the Old Capitol—The Cross-Examination, on June 4th, of the Witness Anderson by Congressman Reed.
1919 Senate Foreign Relations ...

Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 1919