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Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions has jurisdiction over most of the agencies, institutes, and programs of the Department of Health and Human Services, including the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the Administration on Aging, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (source)


Chair:
Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
Ranking Member:
Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
Republicans:
11
Democrats:
10
Independents:
1

The chair is always selected from the majority party and the ranking member is the most senior member of the minority party. The majority party ensures it has a majority on every committee.

Members

Portrait of Lamar Alexander
Chair
Republican
Tennessee
ex officio, Subcommittee on Children and Families
Portrait of Patty Murray
Ranking Member
Democrat
Washington
ex officio, Subcommittee on Children and Families
Portrait of Michael Enzi
Subcommittee Chair
Republican
Wyoming
Portrait of Rand Paul
Subcommittee Chair
Republican
Kentucky
chair, Subcommittee on Children and Families
Portrait of Tammy Baldwin
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Democrat
Wisconsin
ranking member, Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
Portrait of Robert “Bob” Casey Jr.
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Democrat
Pennsylvania
ranking member, Subcommittee on Children and Families
Portrait of Bernard “Bernie” Sanders
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Independent
Vermont
ranking member, Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
Portrait of Mike Braun
Republican
Indiana
Portrait of Richard Burr
Republican
North Carolina
Portrait of Bill Cassidy
Republican
Louisiana
Portrait of Susan Collins
Republican
Maine
Portrait of Margaret “Maggie” Hassan
Democrat
New Hampshire
Portrait of Doug Jones
Democrat
Alabama
Portrait of Timothy “Tim” Kaine
Democrat
Virginia
Portrait of Lisa Murkowski
Republican
Alaska
Portrait of Christopher Murphy
Democrat
Connecticut
Portrait of Pat Roberts
Republican
Kansas
Portrait of Mitt Romney
Republican
Utah
Portrait of Jacky Rosen
Democrat
Nevada
Portrait of Tim Scott
Republican
South Carolina
Portrait of Tina Smith
Democrat
Minnesota
Portrait of Elizabeth Warren
Democrat
Massachusetts

Members are listed in order of their rank on the committee and its subcommittees. Committee membership information is from the unitedstates project on github.

Bills

There are 594 bills referred to this committee. Below find the top 100:

Press Statements

Committee press statements from ProPublica Represent:

Senate Health Committee Announces Briefing to Update Senators on Coronavirus
    — Jan 23, 2020

Senator Murray: Despite Republican Attacks, Support for Right to Safe, Legal Abortion Stronger Than Ever On Roe v. Wade Anniversary
    — Jan 22, 2020

Murray, Warren, and Kuster Press Drug Enforcement Administration On Long-Overdue Steps to Expand Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment
    — Jan 21, 2020

Alexander: USMCA is Very Good News for Tennessee Workers, Especially Autoworkers
    — Jan 16, 2020

Senator Murray’s Statement on Trump Administration’s Proposal to Expand Federally-Sanctioned Discrimination Against the LGBTQIA+ Community and Women
    — Jan 16, 2020

Murray, Democrats Slam NLRB Proposal to Strip Students Employed by Private Universities of Workplace Rights
    — Jan 16, 2020

Following Requests from Murray, Wyden, Durbin: IRS, Treasury Expand Tax Relief for Defrauded Student Loan Borrowers
    — Jan 16, 2020

Alexander: Senate Labor Committee Approves Trade Agreement to Create Even More Good-Paying Jobs
    — Jan 15, 2020

Alexander Statement on Department of Labor Final Joint Employer Rule
    — Jan 13, 2020

urray, Democrats Slam FDA E-Cigarette Policy Riddled With Loopholes for Kid-Appealing Flavors
    — Jan 13, 2020

Murray, Democrats Slam FDA E-Cigarette Policy Riddled With Loopholes for Kid-Appealing Flavors
    — Jan 13, 2020

Senator Murray: New Joint Employer Rule is a “Huge Blow to Workers’ Rights”
    — Jan 13, 2020

Murray Urges DOL to Reverse Decision that Undermines Protections from Wage Discrimination for Federal Contract Workers
    — Jan 7, 2020

Chairman Alexander Welcomes Sen. Kelly Loeffler to HELP Committee
    — Jan 7, 2020

Alexander: Brad Smith Has the Experience to Lead CMS Innovation Center
    — Jan 6, 2020

Senator Murray: President Trump Has Broken Promise, “Sold Out Young People to Tobacco Companies,” With Weak E-Cigarette Policy
    — Jan 2, 2020

Alexander Statement on Trump Administration E-Cigarette Flavor Ban
    — Jan 2, 2020

Senator Murray Slams New Trump-Pence Rule Designed to Place More Obstacles Between Women and Reproductive Health Care
    — Dec 20, 2019

Alexander: President Trump, Congress Give Christmas Present to Historically Black Colleges and 20 Million Students Who Fill Out FAFSA Each Year
    — Dec 19, 2019

Senator Murray Applauds Passage of Major Legislation to Strengthen Retirement Security
    — Dec 19, 2019