POLICY BRIEFINGS


Senate Leadership


With Republicans maintaining majority control in the U.S. Senate, most top Republican Senate leadership posts have remained unchanged. For Democrats, former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has retired, and is replaced in the Minority Leader position by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Provided below is a list of major leadership positions in the Senate for the 115th Congress.


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.
*Joint committees are made up of bicameral members. The chairmanship and vice-chairmanship of the committee alternate between the Senate and House every Congress.



SENATE HEALTH-RELATED COMMITTEE ROSTERS


Senate Finance Committee
*Subcommittee Chairs and Ranking Members have yet to be announced.



Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee

*Subcommittee Chairs and Ranking Members have yet to be announced.


Senate Appropriations Committee
*Subcommittee Chairs have yet to be announced.



Senate Foreign Relations Committee
*Subcommittee Chairs and Ranking Members have yet to be announced.



Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee
*Subcommittee Chairs and Ranking Members have yet to be announced.


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.



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