Committees of the United States Senate

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A Senate committee is a legislative sub-organization in the United States Senate that handles a specific duty (rather than the general duties of the Senate). Committee membership enables members to develop specialized knowledge of the matters under their jurisdiction.

Current Committees[edit | edit source]

As of now, there are four standing Committees in the United States Senate.

Committee Leadership[edit | edit source]

Since the Democratic Caucus held a majority in the Senate at the time of caucusing, the Chair positions of all committees (as well as the positions of Senate Majority Leader and President Pro Tempore), were allocated to Democrats.

Committee Chair Ranking Member