POLICY BRIEFINGS


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



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.


HOUSE HEALTH-RELATED COMMITTEE ROSTERS Cont.


House Energy and Commerce Committee
*Rep. Pompeo has been nominated by President-Elect Donald Trump to be the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). If confirmed, his departure will leave a vacancy to be filled on the committee.


House Ways and Means Committee
*Rep. Price has been nominated by President-Elect Donald Trump to be the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). If confirmed, his departure will leave a vacancy to be filled on the committee.
**Rep. Becerra has been nominated by Governor Jerry Brown to be the next California Attorney General. If confirmed, his departure will leave a vacancy to be filled on the committee.


House Appropriations Committee
*Subcommittee Ranking Members have yet to be announced.


House Foreign Affairs Committee
*Subcommittee Ranking Members have yet to be announced. Final seniority order of committee Members has yet to be announced.


House Veterans’ Affairs Committee
* Final seniority order of committee Members has yet to be announced.
**Subcommittee Ranking Members have yet to be announced. Final seniority order of committee Members has yet to be announced.


Health Professionals Serving in the 115th Congress


Once again, there will be several healthcare professionals serving in the 115th Congress. Below is a list of Members of Congress and their area of health care.

Bold text indicates a new Member of Congress.
*Rep. Price has been nominated to be the Secretary of Health and Human Services by President-Elect Trump, but will begin his term as a Member of the 115th Congress.



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