110th United States Congress
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One Hundred Tenth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, between January 3, 2007, and January 3, 2009, during the last two years of the second term of President George W. Bush. It was composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The apportionment of seats in the House was based on the 2000 U.S. Census.
Democratic Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995. Although the Democrats held fewer than 50 Senate seats, they had an operational majority because the two independent senators caucused with the Democrats for organizational purposes. No Democratic-held seats had fallen to the Republican Party in the 2006 elections. Democrat  Nancy Pelosi became the first woman Speaker of the House. The House also received the first  Muslim ( Keith Ellison)  and  Buddhist ( Hank Johnson and Mazie Hirono) members of Congress.  Major events
Members debated initiatives such as the Democrats'
100-Hour Plan and the Iraq War troop surge of 2007.    Support for the Iraq War
Following President Bush's
2007 State of the Union Address, Congress debated his proposal to create a troop surge to increase security in Iraq. The House of Representatives passed a non-binding measure opposing the surge and then a $124 billion emergency spending measure to fund the war, which included language that dictated troop levels and withdrawal schedules. President Bush, however, vetoed the bill as promised, making this his second veto while in office. Both houses of Congress subsequently passed a bill funding the war without timelines, but with benchmarks for the Iraqi government and money for other spending projects like disaster relief. Other events Major legislation
These are partial lists of prominent enacted legislation and pending bills.
See also: 2008 , Resume of Congressional Activity Vol. 154, Page Congressional Record, D845 Enacted
February 2, 2007 —
House Page Board Revision Act of 2007, Pub.L. 110–2, 121 Stat. 4 May 25, 2007 —
U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007, Pub.L. 110–28, 121 Stat. 112, including Title VIII: Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007, 121 Stat. 188 June 14, 2007 —
Preserving United States Attorney Independence Act of 2007, Pub.L. 110–34, 121 Stat. 224 July 26, 2007 —
Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007, Pub.L. 110–49, 121 Stat. 246 August 3, 2007 —
Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, Pub.L. 110–53, 121 Stat. 266 August 5, 2007 —
Protect America Act of 2007, Pub.L. 110–55, 121 Stat. 552 September 14, 2007 —
Honest Leadership and Open Government Act, Pub.L. 110–81, 121 Stat. 735 November 8, 2007 —
Water Resources Development Act of 2007, Pub.L. 110–114, 121 Stat. 1041 (Veto overridden) December 19, 2007 —
Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Pub.L. 110–140, 121 Stat. 1492 February 13, 2008 —
Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, Pub.L. 110–185, 122 Stat. 613 May 21, 2008 —
Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, Pub.L. 110–233, 122 Stat. 881 May 22, 2008 —
Food and Energy Security Act of 2007 (2007 Farm Bill), Pub.L. 110–234, 122 Stat. 923 (Veto overridden) June 30, 2008 —
Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2008, Pub.L. 110–252, 122 Stat. 2323, including Title V: Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 ("G.I. Bill 2008") July 10, 2008 —
FISA Amendments Act of 2008, Pub.L. 110–261, 122 Stat. 2436 July 29, 2008 —
Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE (Junta's Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act of 2008, Pub.L. 110–286, 122 Stat. 2632 July 30, 2008 —
Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, Pub.L. 110–289, 122 Stat. 2654
under foreclosure, following the bursting of the U.S. real estate bubble.
Public Laws for the 110th Congress and Complete index of Public and Private Laws for 110th Congress at GPO Proposed, but not enacted
in (alphabetical order) Vetoed Treaties ratified
110-1: Land-Based Sources Protocol to Cartagena Convention (September 25, 2008)
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks (December 7, 2007) 110-3: Tax Convention with Belgium (December 14, 2007)
International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (September 25, 2008) 110-6: Amendment to
Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (September 25, 2008) 110-8:
Protocols of 2005 to the Convention concerning Safety of Maritime Navigation and to the Protocol concerning Safety of Fixed Platforms on the Continental Shelf (September 25, 2008) 110-9: Protocol of Amendments to
Convention on International Hydrographic Organization (July 21, 2008) 110-11: Extradition Treaty with Romania and Protocol to the Treaty on
Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters with Romania (September 23, 2008) 110-12: Extradition Treaty with Bulgaria and an Agreement on Certain Aspects of Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters with Bulgaria (September 23, 2008)
International Convention on Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships, 2001 (September 26, 2008) 110-14:
International Convention Against Doping in Sport (July 21, 2008) 110-15: Protocol Amending 1980 Tax Convention with Canada (September 23, 2008)
110-16: Amendments to the
Constitution and Convention of the International Telecommunication Union (Geneva, 1992) (September 25, 2008) 110-17: Tax Convention with Iceland (September 23, 2008)
110-18: Tax Convention with Bulgaria with Proposed Protocol of Amendment (September 23, 2008)
110-20: Protocols to the
North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on Accession of Albania and Croatia (September 25, 2008) Select committees Hearings Party summary Senate
Membership changed with one death and two resignations.
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
previous Congress 44
  49
June 4, 2007
June 25, 2007
December 18, 2007
December 31, 2007
November 16, 2008
Final voting share
Beginning of the
next Congress 55
House of Representatives
Membership fluctuated with seven deaths and eight resignations. Democrats achieved a net gain of three seats as a result of their victories in
special elections. See Changes in membership, below.
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
previous Congress 203
February 13, 2007
April 22, 2007
July 1, 2007
July 17, 2007
August 21, 2007
September 5, 2007
October 10, 2007
October 16, 2007
November 26, 2007
December 11, 2007
December 15, 2007
December 31, 2007
January 14, 2008
February 2, 2008
February 11, 2008
March 8, 2008
March 11, 2008
April 8, 2008
May 3, 2008
May 13, 2008
May 31, 2008
June 17, 2008
August 20, 2008
November 18, 2008
November 24, 2008
January 2, 2009
Final voting share
next Congress 256
Leadership Section contents: Senate: Majority (D), Minority (R) • House: Majority (D), Minority (R) Senate Majority (Democratic) leadership Minority (Republican) leadership House of Representatives Majority (Democratic) leadership Minority (Republican) leadership Members Senate
Senators are listed by state, then by
class, In this Congress, Class 2 meant their term ended with this Congress, requiring reelection in 2008; Class 3 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring reelection in 2010; and Class 1 meant their term began in this Congress, requiring reelection in 2012.
Senators' party membership by state at the opening of the 110th Congress in January 2007
1 Democrat and 1 Republican
1 Independent and 1 Democrat
Senate Minority Whip, until December 18, 2007
Senate Minority Whip, from December 18, 2007
House of Representatives Changes in membership Senate
There were two resignations and one death.
Reason for change
Date of successor's
Craig Thomas (R) Died June 4, 2007.
Successor appointed June 22, 2007 and then elected November 4, 2008.
John Barrasso (R) June 22, 2007
Trent Lott (R) Resigned December 18, 2007.
Successor appointed December 31, 2007 and then elected November 4, 2008.
Roger Wicker (R) December 31, 2007
Barack Obama (D) Resigned November 16, 2008 to focus on his transition as President-elect of the United States
 Vacant until the next Congress.
House of Representatives
Reason for change
Date of successor's
Charlie Norwood (R) Died February 13, 2007.
A special election was held June 19, 2007.
Paul Broun (R) July 17, 2007
Juanita Millender-McDonald (D) Died April 22, 2007.
A special election was held August 21, 2007.
Laura Richardson (D) August 21, 2007
Marty Meehan (D) Resigned July 1, 2007, to become Chancellor of
University of Massachusetts Lowell.
A special election was held October 16, 2007.
Niki Tsongas (D) October 16, 2007
Paul Gillmor (R) Died September 5, 2007.
A special election was held November 6, 2007.
Bob Latta (R) December 11, 2007
Jo Ann Davis (R) Died October 6, 2007.
A special election was held December 11, 2007.
Rob Wittman (R) December 11, 2007
Dennis Hastert (R) Resigned November 26, 2007.
A special election was held March 8, 2008.
Bill Foster (D) March 8, 2008
Julia Carson (D) Died December 15, 2007.
A special election was held March 11, 2008.
André Carson (D) March 11, 2008
Roger Wicker (R) Resigned December 31, 2007, when appointed U.S. Senator.
A special election was held May 13, 2008.
Travis Childers (D) May 13, 2008
Bobby Jindal (R) Resigned January 14, 2008 to become
Governor of Louisiana.
A special election was held May 3, 2008.
Steve Scalise (R) May 3, 2008
Richard Baker (R) Resigned February 2, 2008 to become President of the
Managed Funds Association.
A special election was held May 3, 2008.
Don Cazayoux (D) May 3, 2008
Tom Lantos (D) Died February 11, 2008.
A special election was held April 8, 2008.
Jackie Speier (D) April 8, 2008
Albert Wynn (D) Resigned May 31, 2008, having lost re-nomination.
A special election was held June 17, 2008.
Donna Edwards (D) June 17, 2008
Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D) Died August 20, 2008.
A special election was held November 18, 2008.
Marcia Fudge (D) November 18, 2008
Thomas M. Davis (R) Resigned November 24, 2008.
in advance of his retirement. 
Seat remained vacant for the remainder of this Congress. None.
Rahm Emanuel (D) Resigned January 2, 2009 to become
White House Chief of Staff. 
Seat remained vacant for the remainder of this Congress. None.
Puerto Rico At-large
Luis Fortuño (R and PNP) Resigned January 2, 2009 to become
Governor of Puerto Rico.
Seat remained vacant for the remainder of this Congress. None.
Lists of committees and their party leaders, for members (House and Senate) of the committees and their assignments, go into the Official Congressional Directory at the bottom of the article and click on the link (1 link), in the directory after the pages of terms of service, you will see the committees of the Senate, House (Standing with Subcommittees, Select and Special) and Joint and after the committee pages, you will see the House/Senate committee assignments in the directory, on the committees section of the House and Senate in the Official Congressional Directory, the committee's members on the first row on the left side shows the chairman of the committee and on the right side shows the ranking member of the committee.
Aging (Special) ( Herb Kohl, Chair; Gordon H. Smith, Vice Chair)
Agriculture ( Tom Harkin, Chair; Saxby Chambliss, Ranking Member)
Domestic and Foreign Marketing, Inspection, and Plant and Animal Health ( Max Baucus, Chair; Lindsey Graham, Ranking Member)
Energy, Science and Technology ( Kent Conrad, Chair; John Thune, Ranking Member)
Nutrition and Food Assistance, Sustainable and Organic Agriculture and General Legislation ( Patrick Leahy, Chair; Norm Coleman, Ranking Member)
Production, Income Protection and Price Support ( Blanche L. Lincoln, Chair; Pat Roberts, Ranking Member)
Rural Revitalization, Conservation, Forestry and Credit ( Debbie Stabenow, Chair; Mike Crapo, Ranking Member)
Appropriations ( Robert C. Byrd, Chair; Thad Cochran, Ranking Member)
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies ( Herb Kohl, Chair; Robert F. Bennett, Ranking Member)
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies ( Barbara A. Mikulski, Chair; Richard C. Shelby, Ranking Member)
Defense ( Daniel Inouye, Chair; Ted Stevens, Ranking Member)
Energy and Water Development ( Byron L. Dorgan, Chair; Pete Domenici, Ranking Member)
Financial Services and General Government ( Richard Durbin, Chair; Sam Brownback, Ranking Member)
Homeland Security ( Robert C. Byrd, Chair; Thad Cochran, Ranking Member)
Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies ( Dianne Feinstein, Chair; Larry E. Craig, Ranking Member)
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies ( Tom Harkin, Chair; Arlen Specter, Ranking Member)
Legislative Branch ( Mary Landrieu, Chair; Wayne Allard, Ranking Member)
Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies ( Tim Johnson, Chair; Kay Hutchison, Ranking Member)
State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs ( Patrick Leahy, Chair; Judd Gregg, Ranking Member)
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies ( Patty Murray, Chair; Kit Bond, Ranking Member)
Armed Services ( Carl Levin, Chair; John McCain, Ranking Member)
Airland ( Joe Lieberman, Chair; John Cornyn, Ranking Member)
Emerging Threats and Capabilities ( Jack Reed, Chair; Elizabeth Dole, Ranking Member)
Personnel ( Ben Nelson, Chair; Lindsey Graham, Ranking Member)
Readiness and Management Support ( Daniel Akaka, Chair; John Ensign, Ranking Member)
SeaPower ( Edward Kennedy, Chair; John Thune, Ranking Member)
Strategic Forces ( Bill Nelson, Chair; Jeff Sessions, Ranking Member)
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs ( Chris Dodd, Chair; Richard C. Shelby, Ranking Member)
Economic Policy ( Tom Carper, Chair; Jim Bunning, Ranking Member)
Financial Institutions ( Tim Johnson, Chair; Chuck Hagel, Ranking Member)
Housing, Transportation, and Community Development ( Chuck Schumer, Chair; Mike Crapo, Ranking Member)
Securities, Insurance, and Investment ( Jack Reed, Chair; Wayne Allard, Ranking Member)
Security and International Trade and Finance ( Evan Bayh, Chair; Mel Martinez, Ranking Member)
Budget ( Kent Conrad, Chair; Judd Gregg, Ranking Member)
Commerce, Science and Transportation ( Daniel Inouye, Chair; Ted Stevens, Vice Chair)
Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security ( John D. Rockefeller IV, Chair; Trent Lott, Ranking Member)
Consumer Affairs, Insurance, and Automotive Safety ( Mark Pryor, Chair; John Sununu, Ranking Member)
Interstate Commerce, Trade, and Tourism ( Byron Dorgan, Chair; Jim DeMint, Ranking Member)
Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard ( Maria Cantwell, Chair; Olympia Snowe, Ranking Member)
Science, Technology and Innovation ( John Kerry, Chair; John Ensign, Ranking Member)
Space, Aeronautics, and Related Sciences ( Bill Nelson, Chair; Kay Bailey Hutchison, Ranking Member)
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security ( Frank Lautenberg, Chair; Gordon H. Smith, Ranking Member)
Energy and Natural Resources ( Jeff Bingaman, Chair; Pete Domenici, Ranking Member)
Environment and Public Works ( Barbara Boxer, Chair; James M. Inhofe, Ranking Member)
Clean Air and Nuclear Safety ( Tom Carper, Chair; George Voinovich, Ranking Member)
Public Sector Solutions to Global Warning, Oversight and Children's Health Protection ( Joe Lieberman, Chair; John Warner, Ranking Member)
Private Sector and Consumer Solutions to Global Warming and Wildlife Protection ( Barbara Boxer, Chair; Lamar Alexander, Ranking Member)
Superfund and Environmental Health ( Hillary Clinton, Chair; Larry E. Craig, Ranking Member)
Transportation and Infrastructure ( Max Baucus, Chair; Johnny Isakson, Ranking Member)
Transportation Safety, Infrastructure Security and Water Quality ( Frank Lautenberg, Chair; David Vitter, Ranking Member)
Select Committee on Ethics ( Barbara Boxer, Chair; John Cornyn, Ranking Member)
Finance ( Max Baucus, Chair; Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member)
Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure ( Jeff Bingaman, Chair; Gordon H. Smith, Ranking Member)
Health Care ( John D. Rockefeller IV, Chair; Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member)
International Trade and Global Competitiveness ( Blanche Lincoln, Chair; Gordon H. Smith, Ranking Member)
Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy ( John Kerry, Chair; Jim Bunning, Ranking Member)
Taxation, IRS Oversight, and Long-Term Growth ( Kent Conrad, Chair; Jon Kyl, Ranking Member)
Foreign Relations ( Joe Biden, Chair; Richard Lugar, Ranking Member)
African Affairs ( Russ Feingold, Chair; John E. Sununu, Ranking Member)
East Asian and Pacific Affairs ( Barbara Boxer, Chair; Lisa Murkowski, Ranking Member)
European Affairs ( Barack Obama, Chair; Jim DeMint, Ranking Member)
International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, and International Environmental Protection ( Bob Menendez, Chair; Chuck Hagel, Ranking Member)
International Operations and Organizations, Democracy and Human Rights ( Bill Nelson, Chair; David Vitter, Ranking Member)
Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs ( John Kerry, Chair; Norm Coleman, Ranking Member)
Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Narcotics Affairs ( Chris Dodd, Chair; Bob Corker, Ranking Member)
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions ( Edward Kennedy, Chair; Mike Enzi, Ranking Member)
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs ( Joe Lieberman, Chair; Susan Collins, Ranking Member)
Contracting Oversight (Ad Hoc) (
Disaster Recovery (Ad Hoc)
Federal Financial Management, Government Information and International Security ( Tom Carper, Chair; Tom Coburn, Ranking Member)
Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia ( Daniel Akaka, Chair; George Voinovich, Ranking Member)
Investigations (Permanent) ( Carl Levin, Chair; Norm Coleman, Ranking Member)
Disaster Recovery (Ad Hoc) ( Mary Landrieu, Chair; Ted Stevens, Ranking Member)
State, Local, and Private Sector Preparedness and Integration (Ad Hoc) ( Mark Pryor, Chair; John E. Sununu, Ranking Member)
Indian Affairs ( Byron Dorgan, Chair; Lisa Murkowski, Vice Chair)
Intelligence (Select) ( Jay Rockefeller, Chair)
International Narcotics Control (  Joe Biden, Chair)
Judiciary ( Patrick Leahy, Chair; Arlen Specter, Ranking Member)
Administrative Oversight and the Courts ( Chuck Schumer, Chair; Jeff Sessions, Ranking Member)
Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights ( Herb Kohl, Chair; Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member)
The Constitution ( Russ Feingold, Chair; Sam Brownback, Ranking Member)
Crime and Drugs ( Joe Biden, Chair; Lindsey Graham, Ranking Member)
Human Rights and the Law ( Edward Kennedy, Chair; Tom Coburn, Ranking Member)
Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security ( Edward Kennedy, Chair; John Cornyn, Ranking Member)
Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security ( Dianne Feinstein, Chair; Jon Kyl, Ranking Member)
Rules and Administration ( Dianne Feinstein, Chair; Robert F. Bennett, Ranking Member)
Small Business and Entrepreneurship ( John Kerry, Chair; Olympia Snowe, Ranking Member)
Veterans' Affairs ( Daniel Akaka, Chair; Larry E. Craig, Ranking Member) House of Representatives
Agriculture ( Collin Peterson, Chair; Bob Goodlatte, Ranking Member)
Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research ( Tim Holden, Chair; Frank D. Lucas, Ranking Member)
Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry ( Joe Baca, Chair; Jo Bonner, Ranking Member)
General Farm Commodities and Risk Management ( Bob Etheridge, Chair; Jerry Moran, Ranking Member)
Horticulture and Organic Agriculture ( Dennis Cardoza, Chair; Randy Neugebauer, Ranking Member)
Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry ( Leonard Boswell, Chair; Robin Hayes, Ranking Member)
Specialty Crops, Rural Development and Foreign Agriculture ( Mike McIntyre, Chair; Marilyn Musgrave, Ranking Member)
Appropriations ( David R. Obey, Chair; Jerry Lewis, Ranking Member)
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies ( Rosa DeLauro, Chair; Jack Kingston, Ranking Member)
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies ( Alan Mollohan, Chair; Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, Ranking Member)
Defense ( John P. Murtha, Chair; C.W. Bill Young, Ranking Member)
Energy and Water Development ( Chet Edwards, Chair; David Hobson, Ranking Member)
Financial Services and General Government ( Jose E. Serrano, Chair; Ralph Regula, Ranking Member)
Homeland Security ( David Price, Chair; Harold Rogers, Ranking Member)
Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies ( Norman Dicks, Chair; Todd Tiahrt, Ranking Member)
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies ( David R. Obey, Chair; James T. Walsh, Ranking Member)
Legislative Branch ( Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair; Zach Wamp, Ranking Member)
Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies ( Chet Edwards, Chair; Roger F. Wicker, Ranking Member)
State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs ( Nita Lowey, Chair; Frank Wolf, Ranking Member)
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies ( John W. Olver, Chair; Joe Knollenberg, Ranking Member)
Armed Services ( Ike Skelton, Chair; Neil Abercrombie, Ranking Member)
Readiness ( Solomon P. Ortiz, Chair; Jo Ann Davis, Ranking Member)
Seapower and Expeditionary Forces ( Gene Taylor, Chair; Roscoe G. Bartlett, Ranking Member)
Air and Land Forces ( Neil Abercrombie, Chair; Jim Saxton, Ranking Member)
Oversight and Investigations ( Vic Snyder, Chair; John M. McHugh, Ranking Member)
Military Personnel ( Vic Snyder, Chair; W. Todd Akin, Ranking Member)
Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities ( Adam Smith, Chair; Mac Thornberry, Ranking Member)
Strategic Forces ( Ellen O. Tauscher, Chair; Terry Everett, Ranking Member)
Budget ( John M. Spratt, Jr., Chair; Paul Ryan, Ranking Member)
Education and Labor ( George Miller, Chair; Buck McKeon, Ranking Member)
Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education ( Dale Kildee, Chair; Michael Castle, Ranking Member)
Healthy Families and Communities ( Carolyn McCarthy, Chair; Todd Russell Platts, Ranking Member)
Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions ( Robert E. Andrews, Chair; John Kline, Ranking Member)
Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness ( Ruben Hinojosa, Chair; Ric Keller, Ranking Member)
Workforce Protections ( Lynn C. Woolsey, Chair; Joe Wilson, Ranking Member)
Energy and Commerce ( John D. Dingell, Chair; Joe Barton, Ranking Member)
Health ( Frank Pallone, Jr., Chair; Nathan Deal, Ranking Member)
Energy and Air Quality ( Rick Boucher, Chair; Dennis Hastert, Ranking Member)
Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection ( Bobby Rush, Chair; Cliff Stearns, Ranking Member)
Telecommunications and the Internet ( Edward Markey, Chair; Fred Upton, Ranking Member)
Oversight and Investigations ( Bart Stupak, Chair; Ed Whitfield, Ranking Member)
Energy Independence and Global Warming (Select) ( Edward Markey, Chair; Jim Sensenbrenner, Ranking Member)
Financial Services ( Barney Frank, Chair; Spencer Bachus, Ranking Member)
Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade and Technology ( Luis V. Gutierrez, Chair; Ron Paul, Ranking Member)
Oversight and Investigations ( Melvin L. Watt, Chair; Gary G. Miller, Ranking Member)
Housing and Community Opportunity ( Maxine Waters, Chair; Judy Biggert, Ranking Member)
Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit ( Carolyn B. Maloney, Chair; Paul E. Gillmor, Ranking Member)
Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government-Sponsored Enterprises ( Paul E. Kanjorski, Chair; Deborah Pryce, Ranking Member)
Foreign Affairs ( Tom Lantos, Chair; Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ranking Member)
Africa and Global Health ( Donald M. Payne, Chair; Chris Smith, Ranking Member)
Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment ( Eni Faleomavaega, Chair; Donald Manzullo, Ranking Member)
Europe ( Robert Wexler, Chair; Elton Gallegly, Ranking Member)
International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight ( William Delahunt, Chair; Dana Rohrabacher, Ranking Member)
Middle East and South Asia ( Gary Ackerman, Chair; Mike Pence, Ranking Member)
Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade ( Brad Sherman, Chair; Edward Royce, Ranking Member)
Western Hemisphere ( Eliot Engel, Chair; Dan Burton, Ranking Member)
Homeland Security ( Bennie G. Thompson, Chair; Peter King, Ranking Member)
Border, Maritime and Global Counterterrorism ( Loretta Sanchez, Chair; Mark Souder, Ranking Member)
Emergency Communications, Preparedness, and Response ( Henry Cuellar, Chair; Charles Dent, Ranking Member)
Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology ( James R. Langevin, Chair; Michael McCaul, Ranking Member)
Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment ( Jane Harman, Chair; David Reichert, Ranking Member)
Management, Investigations, and Oversight ( Christopher P. Carney, Chair; Mike Rogers, Ranking Member)
Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection ( Sheila Jackson-Lee, Chair; Daniel Lungren, Ranking Member)
House Administration ( Robert A. Brady, Chair; Zoe Lofgren, Vice Chair)
Intelligence (Permanent Select) ( Silvestre Reyes, Chair; Alcee L. Hastings, Ranking Member)
Judiciary ( John Conyers, Chair; Lamar Smith, Ranking Member)
Commercial and Administrative Law ( Linda Sanchez, Chair; Chris Cannon, Ranking Member)
Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties ( Jerrold Nadler, Chair; Trent Franks, Ranking Member)
Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property ( Howard Berman, Chair; Howard Coble, Ranking Member)
Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security ( Bobby Scott, Chair; J. Randy Forbes, Ranking Member)
Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law ( Zoe Lofgren, Chair; Steve King, Ranking Member)
Natural Resources ( Nick Rahall, Chair; Don Young, Ranking Member)
Energy and Mineral Resources ( Jim Costa, Chair; Steven Pearce, Ranking Member)
Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans ( Madeleine Bordallo, Chair; Henry E. Brown, Jr., Ranking Member)
Insular Affairs ( Donna Christensen, Chair; Luis Fortuno, Ranking Member)
National Parks, Forests and Public Lands ( Raul Grijalva, Chair; Rob Bishop, Ranking Member)
Water and Power ( Grace F. Napolitano, Chair; Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Ranking Member)
Oversight and Government Reform ( Henry A. Waxman, Chair; Thomas M. Davis, Ranking Member)
Domestic Policy ( Dennis Kucinich, Chair; Darrell Issa, Ranking Member)
Federal Workforce, Post Office, and District of Columbia ( Danny K. Davis, Chair; Kenny Marchant, Ranking Member)
Government Management, Organization, and Procurement ( Edolphus Towns, Chair; Brian Bilbray, Ranking Member)
Information Policy, Census, and National Archives ( William Lacy Clay, Chair; Michael R. Turner, Ranking Member)
National Security and Foreign Affairs ( John F. Tierney, Chair; Christopher Shays, Ranking Member)
Rules ( Louise Slaughter, Chair; David Dreier, Ranking Member)
Science and Technology ( Bart Gordon, Chair; Ralph M. Hall, Ranking Member)
Small Business ( Nydia Velazquez, Chair; Steve Chabot, Ranking Member)
Finance and Tax ( Melissa Bean, Chair; Dean Heller, Ranking Member)
Contracting and Technology ( Bruce L. Braley, Chair; Roscoe G. Bartlett, Ranking Member)
Rural and Urban Entrepreneurship ( Heath Shuler, Chair; Jeff Fortenberry, Ranking Member)
Regulations, Healthcare and Trade ( Charles A. Gonzalez, Chair; Lynn Westmoreland, Ranking Member)
Investigations and Oversight ( Jason Altmire, Chair; Louie Gohmert, Ranking Member)
Standards of Official Conduct ( Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Chair; Doc Hastings, Ranking Member)
Transportation and Infrastructure ( James L. Oberstar, Chair; John L. Mica, Ranking Member)
Aviation ( Jerry F. Costello, Chair; Thomas E. Petri, Ranking Member)
Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation ( Elijah E. Cummings, Chair; Steven C. LaTourette, Ranking Member)
Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management ( Eleanor Holmes Norton, Chair; Sam Graves, Ranking Member)
Highways and Transit ( Peter DeFazio, Chair; John J. Duncan, Jr., Ranking Member)
Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials ( Corrine Brown, Chair; Bill Shuster, Ranking Member)
Water Resources and Environment ( Eddie Bernice Johnson, Chair; Richard H. Baker, Ranking Member)
Veterans' Affairs ( Bob Filner, Chair; Steve Buyer, Ranking Member)
Ways and Means ( Charles B. Rangel, Chair; Jim McCrery, Ranking Member)
Health ( Pete Stark, Chair; Dave Camp, Ranking Member)
Social Security ( Michael McNulty, Chair; Sam Johnson, Ranking Member)
Income Security and Family Support ( Jim McDermott, Chair; Jerry Weller, Ranking Member)
Trade ( Sander M. Levin, Chair; Wally Herger, Ranking Member)
Oversight ( John Lewis, Chair; Jim Ramstad, Ranking Member)
Select Revenue Measures ( Richard E. Neal, Chair; Phil English, Ranking Member)
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^ Including one Independent who caucused with the Democrats
^ The Vice President of the United States serves as the President of the Senate. See U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 3, Clause 4
^ The Democratic Senate Majority Leader also serves as the Chairman of the Democratic Conference.
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^ Although called a "caucus", it has the rank of committee.
^ S.Res. 424, Electing Lula Johnson Davis Secretary for the Majority of the Senate
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