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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 823 bills referred to this committee. Below find the top 100:

Press Statements

Committee press statements from ProPublica Represent:

Senator Murray Tells Secretaries of Education, Labor and HHS to Preserve All Records
    — Nov 10, 2020

Murray: Trump Administration “Ignoring the Will and the Wellbeing of Families Across the Country” By Proceeding With Health Care Lawsuit
    — Nov 10, 2020

Alexander: Governor Cuomo Should Focus His Time and Resources on Planning to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines in New York
    — Nov 9, 2020

Murray Praises Incoming Biden Administration For Announcing COVID-19 Advisers; Lays Out COVID-19 Priorities & Continues Call For Serious Relief Package
    — Nov 9, 2020

Murray Keeps Spotlight On Trump Administration’s COVID-19 Interference Following Additional Reports of Pressure On CDC Experts
    — Oct 30, 2020

Alexander: Trump Administration Doing the Right Thing By Providing Free COVID-19 Vaccines for Tens of Millions of Americans Including Seniors and Low-Income Families
    — Oct 29, 2020

Chairman Alexander: Trump Administration Price Transparency Rule Will Protect Patients and Contain Costs
    — Oct 29, 2020

Alexander: New York and California Governors Should Stop Second Guessing FDA on Safety and Efficacy of COVID-19 Vaccines
    — Oct 24, 2020

Murray Responds to Ongoing Fallout of Trump Administration’s Inhumane Family Separation Policy: “Evil Is Too Kind A Word”
    — Oct 21, 2020

Alexander Votes for COVID-19 Legislation to Help Businesses and Schools, Fund Testing and Vaccines, and Prepare for Future Pandemics
    — Oct 21, 2020

Murray, Democratic Colleagues Urge DeVos to Help 8.2 Million Federal Student Loan Borrowers Currently Unable to Access Relief
    — Oct 21, 2020

Alexander Statement on Dr. Fauci
    — Oct 19, 2020

Murray Continues Pressing Trump Administration to Stop Political Meddling in COVID-19 Response Amid New Revelations
    — Oct 16, 2020

Senator Murray Statement on New Data Revealing High Rates of Sexual Harassment and Assault, Seclusion and Restraint in K-12 Schools
    — Oct 16, 2020

Murray, Colleagues Urge Trump Administration to Track COVID-19 in Congregate Care Facilities to Protect People with Disabilities and Older Americans
    — Oct 14, 2020

Murray Launches Interference Tracker Amid Continued Revelations of Trump Officials Meddling in COVID-19 Response
    — Oct 11, 2020

Senator Murray Stresses the Stakes of SCOTUS Fight for People with Disabilities: “We Cannot Roll Back Access, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity”
    — Oct 6, 2020

NIH Makes Additional Investment in Blunt & Alexander’s Shark-Tank Style Initiative to Expand COVID-19 Testing Capacity
    — Oct 6, 2020

Chairman Alexander Statement on Federal Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccines
    — Oct 6, 2020

Democrats Criticize Proposed Labor Department Rule Weakening Tool to Advance Financial Interests of Workers and Retirees
    — Oct 2, 2020