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 Energy and Commerce Committee

House Ways and Means Committee
*Rep. Price has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). If confirmed, his departure may leave a vacancy to be filled on the committee.

House Appropriations Committee

House Foreign Affairs Committee

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee

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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