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Committee Name History

This finding aid lists active and terminated House, Senate, and joint committees and commissions authorized to interact with the Congress.gov data sets. Committee names, jurisdictions, and authorizations are governed by the Rules of the House of Representatives and Rules of the Senate.

House Standing Committees (Active)

Short Name Start Year (Congress) Official Name
Agriculture 1820 (17th) Committee on Agriculture
Appropriations 1865 (39th) Committee on Appropriations
Armed Services 1999 (106th) Committee on Armed Services
1995 (104th) Committee on National Security
1946 (80th) Committee on Armed Services
Budget 1974 (93rd) Committee on the Budget
Education and the Workforce 2011 (112th) Committee on Education and the Workforce
2007 (110th) Committee on Education and Labor
1997 (105th) Committee on Education and the Workforce
1995 (104th) Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities
1946 (80th) Committee on Education and Labor
1883 (48th) Committee on Education
1867 (40th) Committee on Education and Labor
Energy and Commerce 2001 (107th) Committee on Energy and Commerce
1995 (104th) Committee on Commerce
1981 (97th) Committee on Energy and Commerce
1892 (53rd) Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce
1819 (16th) Committee on Commerce
1795 (4th) Committee on Commerce and Manufactures
Ethics 2011 (112th) Committee on Ethics
1967 (90th) Committee on Standards of Official Conduct
Financial Services 2001 (107th) Committee on Financial Services
1995 (104th) Committee on Banking and Financial Services
1977 (95th) Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs
1975 (94th) Committee on Banking, Currency, and Housing
1865 (39th) Committee on Banking and Currency
Foreign Affairs 2007 (110th) Committee on Foreign Affairs
1995 (104th) Committee on International Relations
1979 (96th) Committee on Foreign Affairs
1975 (94th) Committee on International Relations
1822 (18th) Committee on Foreign Affairs
Homeland Security 2005 (109th) Committee on Homeland Security
2002 (107th) Select Committee on Homeland Security
House Administration 1999 (106th) Committee on House Administration
1995 (104th) Committee on Oversight
1946 (80th) Committee on House Administration
Judiciary 1813 (13th) Committee on the Judiciary
Natural Resources 2007 (110th) Committee on Natural Resources
1995 (104th) Committee on Resources
1993 (103rd) Committee on Natural Resources
1951 (82nd) Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
1805 (9th) Committee on Public Lands
Oversight and Government Reform 2007 (110th) Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
1999 (106th) Committee on Government Reform
1995 (104th) Committee on Government Reform and Oversight
1952 (83rd) Committee on Government Operations
1927 (70th) Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Rules 1789 (1st) Committee on Rules
Science, Space, and Technology 2011 (112th) Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
2007 (110th) Committee on Science and Technology
1995 (104th) Committee on Science
1987 (100th) Committee on Science, Space and Technology
1975 (94th) Committee on Science and Technology
1959 (86th) Committee on Science and Astronautics
Small Business 1974 (93rd) Committee on Small Business
1941 (77th) Select Committee on Small Business
Transportation and Infrastructure 1995 (104th) Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
1975 (94th) Committee on Public Works and Transportation
1946 (80th) Committee on Public Works
Veterans' Affairs 1946 (80th) Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Ways and Means 1789 (1st) Committee on Ways and Means

House Special, Select, and Other Committees (Active)

Short Name Start Year (Congress) Official Name
Intelligence 1977 (95th) Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
1975 (94th) Select Committee on Intelligence

Senate Standing Committees (Active)

Short Name Start Year (Congress) Official Name
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry 1977 (95th) Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
1884 (49th) Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
1825 (19th) Committee on Agriculture
Appropriations 1867 (40th) Committee on Appropriations
Armed Services 1946 (80th) Committee on Armed Services
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 1971 (92nd) Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
1913 (63rd) Committee on Banking and Currency
Budget 1974 (93rd) Committee on the Budget
Commerce, Science, and Transportation 1977 (95th) Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
1961 (87th) Committee on Commerce
1946 (80th) Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Energy and Natural Resources 1977 (95th) Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
1948 (81st) Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
1946 (80th) Committee on Public Lands
1921 (67th) Committee on Public Lands and Surveys
1816 (15th) Committee on Public Lands
Environment and Public Works 1977 95th) Committee on Environment and Public Works
1946 (80th) Committee on Public Works
Finance 1816 (15th) Committee on Finance
Foreign Relations 1816 (15th) Committee on Foreign Relations
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 1999 (106th) Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
1979 (96th) Committee on Labor and Human Resources
1977 (95th) Committee on Human Resources
1946 (80th) Committee on Labor and Public Welfare
1870 (42nd) Committee on Education and Labor
1869 (41st) Committee on Education
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 2005 (109th) Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
1977 (95th) Committee on Governmental Affairs
1952 (83rd) Committee on Government Operations
1921 (67th) Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Judiciary 1816 (15th) Committee on the Judiciary
Rules and Administration 1946 (80th) Committee on Rules and Administration
Small Business and Entrepreneurship 2001 (107th) Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
1981 (97th) Committee on Small Business
1950 (82nd) Select Committee on Small Business
Veterans' Affairs 1970 (91st) Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Senate Special, Select, and Other Committees (Active)

Short Name Start Year (Congress) Official Name
Aging 1977 (95th) Special Committee on Aging
Ethics
1977 (95th) Select Committee on Ethics
1964 (88th) Select Committee on Standards and Conduct
Indian Affairs 1993 (103rd) Committee on Indian Affairs
1984 (98th) Permanent Select Committee on Indian Affairs
1977 (95th) Select Committee on Indian Affairs
Intelligence 1976 (94th) Select Committee on Intelligence

Joint Committees (Active)

Start Year (Congress) Official Name
2018 (115th) Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform
2018 (115th) Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans
1976 (94th) Joint Committee on Taxation
1956 (84th) Joint Economic Committee
1846 (30th) Joint Committee on Printing
1802 (7th) Joint Committee on the Library

Commissions and Caucuses (Active)

Start Year (Congress) Official Name
1976 (94th) Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
1983 (98th) Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission
1985 (99th) United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control

House Standing Committees (Terminated)

Start Year (Congress) End Year Official Name
1977 (95th) 1978 Ad Hoc Committee on Energy
1969 (91st) 1975 Committee on Internal Security
1946 (80th) 1995 Committee on Post Office and Civil Service
1935 (74th) 1995 Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
1808 (11th) 1994 Committee on District of Columbia

House Special, Select, and Other Committees (Terminated)

Start Year (Congress) End Year Official Name
2014 (113th) 2016 Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi
2007 (110th) 2008 Select Committee to Investigate the Voting Irregularities of August 2, 2007
1997 (105th) 1997 Select Committee on Ethics
1979 (96th) 1980 Select Committee on Committees
1977 (95th) 1977 Select Committee on Ethics
1975 (94th) 1980 Select Committee on Outer Continental Shelf
1973 (93rd) 1974 Select Committee on Committees

Senate Standing Committees (Terminated)

Start Year (Congress) End Year Official Name
1958 (85th) 1977 Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences
1947 (80th) 1977 Committee on Post Office and Civil Service
1816 (15th) 1977 Committee on District of Columbia

Senate Special, Select, and Other Committees (Terminated)

Start Year (Congress) End Year Official Name
1995 (104th) 1996 Special Committee to Investigate Whitewater Development Corporation and Related Matters
1989 (101st) 1989 Impeachment Trial Committee on the Articles Against Judge Alcee L. Hastings
1977 (95th) 1977 Committee on Official Conduct
1961 (87th) 1977 Temporary Special Committee on Aging

Joint Committees (Terminated)

Start Year (Congress) End Year Official Name
1986 (99th) 1987 Temporary Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction (House)
Temporary Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction (Senate)
1946 (80th) 1977 Joint Atomic Energy Committee (House)
Joint Atomic Energy Committee (Senate)