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Senate Committees


Committees

Due to the high volume and complexity of its work, Congress divides its tasks among approximately 250 committees and subcommittees. The House and Senate each have their own committee system, which are similar. Within chamber guidelines, however, each committee adopts its own rules, so there is considerable variation among panels.

For more information on how the Senate Committee system works, link to Committees on the main Senate Web page.

Senate Committees

Link to Senate committee Web pages, find out what committees your Senators serve on, or find a committee schedule here.

Committee and subcommittee membership booklet is available from GPOAccess.

Committee Home Pages

Schedules

Assignments

Membership


House Committee Links from the House of Representatives Web Site

Link to House committee Web pages, find out what committees your Representative serves on, or find a committee schedule here.

Committee Home Pages

Schedules

Assignments

Membership


Finding Committee Hearings and Reports

These guides will help you to locate committee documents.

How to . . . Find Committee Hearings

How to . . . Find Committee Reports and Conference Reports


History of Senate Committees

Find out more about the history of the Senate committee system with these essays written by the Senate Historian.

Bibliography on Committee Histories (pdf)

Senate Committee Chairs, 1789-  (pdf)

When Did the Senate Create Permanent Committees?

When Was the Senate Appropriations Commitee Created?

When Was the Senate Banking Committee Created?

Senate Eliminates 42 Committees, May 27, 1920

Majority Elects Minority Chairman, January 9, 1924


Special and Select Committees in History

Find out more about special and select committees formed in the Senate with these essays written by the Senate Historian.

Teapot Dome Investigation

Nye Committee (Senate Munitions Committee)

The Truman Committee

Kefauver Crime Committee


Related Items

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Committees Home Page

Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies