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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:
12
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 Susan Collins
Subcommittee Chair
Republican
Maine
chair, Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
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 Margaret “Maggie” Hassan
Democrat
New Hampshire
Portrait of Doug Jones
Democrat
Alabama
Portrait of Timothy “Tim” Kaine
Democrat
Virginia
Portrait of Kelly Loeffler
Republican
Georgia
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 745 bills referred to this committee. Below find the top 100:

Press Statements

Committee press statements from ProPublica Represent:

Alexander Statement on Executive Orders
    — Aug 8, 2020

Democrats Demand Trump Administration Rescind Proposals Leaving Workers’ Retirement Savings at Risk
    — Aug 7, 2020

Murray, Reed Warn Against Sidelining Experienced Public Health Experts In Vaccine Distribution Efforts
    — Aug 7, 2020

After Months of Delay on COVID Relief, Senator Murray Asks Republicans: “Why Are You Determined to Make Things Harder” for Struggling Students, Families and Workers?
    — Aug 4, 2020

Alexander: NIH “Shark Tank” is Doing in Months What Usually Takes Three to Seven Years
    — Jul 31, 2020

Murray, Democrats: Rule Discouraging Socially-Conscious Investing is Contradicted By Evidence, Trump Administration’s Own Actions
    — Jul 30, 2020

Alexander: Make Telehealth Changes Permanent
    — Jul 30, 2020

Murray: Republican Plan Does Nothing To Help Ensure Affordable Health Care Amid Pandemic
    — Jul 30, 2020

Senator Murray Votes to Confirm Democratic Nominee to the NLRB, Demands Republicans Abandon Inadequate COVID Relief Proposal and Finally Support Workers
    — Jul 30, 2020

Murray: GOP Proposal Woefully Inadequate On Testing Funds, Silent On Testing Plan
    — Jul 30, 2020

Alexander, Murray, Pallone, Walden, Scott, Foxx Joint Statement on White House Surprise Medical Billing Report
    — Jul 29, 2020

Murray Criticizes Republicans for Failing to Require End-to-End National Vaccines Plan, Ensure Eventual Vaccine is Available Cost Free
    — Jul 29, 2020

Alexander Votes to Confirm National Labor Relations Board Nominees
    — Jul 29, 2020

Senator Murray Applauds House Passage of Child Care is Essential Act, Urges Senate Republicans to Include in COVID Relief Legislation
    — Jul 29, 2020

Murray, Scott: Republican K-12 Proposal is “a recipe for more chaos and illness”
    — Jul 28, 2020

Murray Presses for Bipartisan Work On Multiemployer Pension Crisis After Republicans Fail to Offer Solution In Latest COVID-19 Proposal
    — Jul 28, 2020

To Respond to COVID-19, Alexander Introduces Bill to Help Manage Student Debt, Expand School Choice and Provide More Child Care
    — Jul 27, 2020

Senate Education Committee Chairman Publishes Resource Webpage to Help Schools Plan to Reopen Safely in the Fall
    — Jul 22, 2020

Murray, Cornyn Re-Introduce Legislation to Crack Down On Sham Drug Patents
    — Jul 22, 2020

Alexander: Give Parents More Choices of All Schools for Their Children
    — Jul 22, 2020