POLICY BRIEFINGS


Senate Committee Leadership


Below is a list of Senate Committee Chairs and Ranking Members for the 115th Congress. Republicans kept control of the Senate, where a handful of new Chairs have been chosen. Click on any committee to jump to their most up to date roster. The Senate committees with primary jurisdiction in health issues are the Senate Finance Committee (Medicare, Medicaid, Affordable Care Act) and the Senate HELP Committee (FDA, NIH, CDC, public health, Affordable Care Act).

Bold text indicates a new Chairman or Ranking Member for the 115th Congress.
*Republican Chairs will be formally announced in January. Predictions according to CQ/Rollcall.
**Joint committees are made up of bicameral members. The chairmanship and vice-chairmanship of
the committee alternate between the Senate and House every Congress.



U.S. House of Representatives


Balance of Power in the U.S. House, 115th Congress:
241 Republicans
194 Democrats

Note: Data for 115th Congress reflects results of Dec. 10 runoffs in Louisiana. Chart doesn’t reflect any potential departures, such as Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), who was appointed California state attorney general.


House Leadership


Republicans will replace at least one leadership position within their conference because a current leadership position holder, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC-05) will be the new Chair of the Education and Workforce Committee. Democrats changed the structure of their leadership team, splitting the Policy and Communications Committee into 3 co-chairs, among other changes.

*Paul Ryan has been nominated by the House Republican Caucus as their candidate for Speaker. The official election for Speaker will occur January 3 in the full House of Representatives.


House Committee Leadership


Keeping control of the House, Republicans have selected new chairs to head various committees due to the party’s self-imposed 6-year term limit for chairmen that the conference instituted in 1994. The key House committees with health jurisdiction are the Energy and Commerce Committee (Medicare, Medicaid, FDA, NIH, public health, Affordable Care Act) and the Ways and Means Committee (Medicare and the Affordable Care Act). Click on any committee to jump to their most up to date roster.

Bold text indicates a new Chairman or Ranking Member for the 115th Congress.
*Democratic Ranking Members will be announced in January. Predictions according to CQ/Rollcall.
**Rep. Price has been nominated to be the Secretary of Health and Human Services by President-Elect Trump, but will begin his term as Budget Chairman.




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