Who’s who in the new Congress

With GOP in control, congressional committees get a new guard

With Republicans in control of both houses of Congress, one of the first, most obvious changes in government is in the makeup of congressional committees. Here’s the state of the assignments for the 108th Congress.

The leadership of several subcommittees important to the shape of government IT is still unresolved—Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), the new chairman of the Government Reform Committee, is reportedly considering folding the Technology and Procurement Policy Subcommittee into the full committee. The leadership of one such subcommittee, on Telecommunications and the Internet, appears set.



Chairman: Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.)

Ranking member: Charles Stenholm (D-Texas)

Web: www.agriculture.house.gov


Chairman: C.W. “Bill” Young (R-Fla.)

Ranking member: David Obey (D-Wis.)

Web: www.house.gov/appropriations

Armed Services

Chairman: Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.)

Ranking member: Ike Skelton (D-Mo.)

Web: www.house.gov/hasc


Chairman: Jim Nussle (R-Iowa)

Ranking member: John Spratt (D-S.C.)

Web: www.house.gov/budget

Education and the Workforce

Chairman: John Boehner (R-Ohio)

Ranking member: George Miller (D-Calif.)

Web: edworkforce.house.gov

Energy and Commerce

Chairman: W.J. “Billy” Tauzin (R-La.)

Ranking member: John Dingell (D-Mich.)

Web: energycommerce.house.gov

Telecommunications and Internet Subcommittee

Chairman: Fred Upton (R-Mich.)

Ranking member: Edward Markey (D-Mass.)


Chairman: Joel Hefley (R-Colo.)

Ranking member: Howard Berman (D-Calif.)

Web: www.house.gov/ethics

Financial Services

Chairman: Michael Oxley (R-Ohio)

Ranking member: Barney Frank (D-Mass.)

Web: financialservices.house.gov

Government Reform

Chairman: Tom Davis (R-Va.)

Ranking member: Henry Waxman (D-Calif.)

Web: www.reform.house.gov

Homeland Security

Chairman: Christopher Cox (R-Calif.)

Tom DeLay (R-Texas)

Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio)

Rob Portman (R-Ohio)

Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

Martin Frost (D-Texas)

Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)

Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.)

Web: www.hsc.house.gov

House Administration

Chairman: Bob Ney (R-Ohio)

Ranking member: Steny Hoyer (D-Md.)

Web: www.house.gov/cha


Chairman: Porter Goss (R-Fla.)

Ranking member: Jane Harman (D-Calif.)

Web: intelligence.house.gov

International Relations

Chairman: Henry Hyde (R-Ill.)

Ranking member: Tom Lantos (D-Calif.)

Web: www.house.gov/international_relations


Chairman: F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.)

Ranking member: John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.)

Web: www.house.gov/judiciary


Chairman: Richard Pombo (R-Calif.)

Ranking member: Nick Rahall II (D-W.Va.)

Web: resourcescommittee.house.gov


Chairman: David Dreier (R-Calif.)

Ranking member: Martin Frost (D-Texas)

Web: www.house.gov/rules


Chairman: Sherwood Boehlert (R-N.Y.)

Ranking member: Ralph Hall (D-Texas)

Web: www.house.gov/science

Small Business

Chairman: Donald Manzullo (R-Ill.)

Ranking member: Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.)

Web: www.house.gov/smbiz

Transportation and Infrastructure

Chairman: Don Young (R-Alaska)

Ranking member: James Oberstar (D-Minn.)

Web: www.house.gov/transportation

Veterans’ Affairs

Chairman: Christopher Smith (R-N.J.)

Ranking member: Lane Evans (D-Ill.)

Web: www.veterans.house.gov

Ways and Means

Chairman: William Thomas (R-Calif.)

Ranking member: Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.)

Web: waysandmeans.house.gov


Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry

Chairman: Thad Cochran (R-Miss.)

Ranking member: Tom Harkin (D-Iowa)

Web: agriculture.senate.gov


Chairman: Ted Stevens (R-Alaska)

Ranking member: Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.)

Web: appropriations.senate.gov

Armed Services

Chairman: John Warner (R-Va.)

Ranking member: Carl Levin (D-Mich.)


Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

Chairman: Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)

Ranking member: Paul Sarbanes (D-Md.)

Web: banking.senate.gov


Chairman: Don Nickles (R-Okla.)

Ranking member: Kent Conrad (D-N.D.)

Web: budget.senate.gov

Commerce, Science and Transportation

Chairman: John McCain (R-Ariz.)

Ranking member: Ernest F. Hollings (D-S.C.)

Web: commerce.senate.gov

Energy and Natural Resources

Chairman: Pete Domenici (R-N.M.)

Ranking member: Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.)

Web: energy.senate.gov

Environment and Public Works

Chairman: James Inhofe (R-Okla.)

Ranking member: Jim Jeffords (D-Vt.)

Web: epw.senate.gov


Chairman: Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)

Ranking member: Max Baucus (D-Mont.)

Web: finance.senate.gov

Foreign Relations

Chairman: Richard Lugar (R-Ind.)

Ranking member: Joseph Biden (D-Del.)

Web: foreign.senate.gov

Governmental Affairs

Chairwoman: Susan Collins (R-Maine)

Ranking member: Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.)

Web: govt-aff.senate.gov

Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

Chairman: Judd Gregg (R-N.H.)

Ranking member: Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.)

Web: labor.senate.gov


Chairman: Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)

Ranking member: Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)

Web: judiciary.senate.gov

Rules and Administration

Chairman: Trent Lott (R-Miss.)

Ranking member: Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.)

Web: rules.senate.gov

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Chairwoman: Olympia Snowe (R-Maine)

Ranking member: John Kerry (D-Mass.)

Web: sbc.senate.gov

Veterans’ Affairs

Chairman: Arlen Specter (R-Pa.)

Ranking member: Bob Graham (D-Fla.)

Web: veterans.senate.gov

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