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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 Michael Enzi
Subcommittee Chair
Republican
Wyoming
Portrait of John “Johnny” Isakson
Subcommittee Chair
Republican
Georgia
chair, Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
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 479 bills referred to this committee. Below find the top 100:

Press Statements

Committee press statements from ProPublica Represent:

Alexander: Dr. Hahn’s Experience as a Practicing Oncologist, a Successful Leader of MD Anderson and Work at NIH, Make Him the Right Leader for the FDA
    — Dec 12, 2019

Alexander: Health Committee Approves Legislation to Help States Prevent Child Abuse and Ensure Safety and Welfare of Children
    — Dec 12, 2019

Senate Murray Praises HELP Committee for Advancing Legislation to Support Children and Families
    — Dec 12, 2019

Alexander Statement on Fourth Anniversary of Fixing No Child Left Behind
    — Dec 10, 2019

Senate Passes Bill with Alexander-Murray Amendment to Permanently Fund Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Simplify Federal Student Aid Application Form
    — Dec 10, 2019

House Passes Alexander-Murray Bill to Simplify Federal Student Aid Application Form
    — Dec 10, 2019

Alexander: Senate Passes “Most Important” New Law For Over-the-Counter Drugs in 40 Years
    — Dec 10, 2019

Murray Praises Final Senate Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Permanently Fund HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions
    — Dec 10, 2019

Senator Murray Statement on Betsy DeVos’ Newly Announced Borrower Defense Relief “Methodology”
    — Dec 10, 2019

Bipartisan House and Senate Committee Leaders Announce Agreement on Legislation to Lower Health Care Costs
    — Dec 8, 2019

Senate Passes Bipartisan Solution to Permanently Fund Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions and Simplify the FAFSA for 20 Million Families
    — Dec 5, 2019

Alexander: Senate Takes “Big First Step” in Simplifying the FAFSA for 20 Million American Families
    — Dec 5, 2019

Senate Passes Bipartisan Deal to Fund Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions
    — Dec 5, 2019

Senate Education Leaders Propose Bipartisan Solution to Simplify the FAFSA for 20 Million Families and to Permanently Fund Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving In
    — Dec 3, 2019

Alexander: In Bipartisan Vote, Senate Health Committee Approves Dr. Stephen Hahn to Serve as FDA Commissioner
    — Dec 3, 2019

Senate Education Leaders Propose Bipartisan Solution to Permanently Fund Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions
    — Dec 3, 2019

Senator Murray Votes Against FDA Nominee for Refusal to Commit to Implement Strong Tobacco Policy Amid Trump Administration’s Walk Back On E-Cigarette Regulation
    — Dec 3, 2019

Murray, Scott Release New GAO Report Showing Significant Income, Racial Barriers to Accessing Rights for Students with Disabilities
    — Dec 3, 2019

Democrats Stand Up for Constitutionally Protected Right to Abortion; File Bicameral Amicus Brief in June Medical Services LLC v. Gee
    — Dec 2, 2019

Murray, Democrats Slam Trump Administration Over Latest Walk Back from Strong Tobacco Regulation
    — Nov 27, 2019