30 Nov 2016
November 30, 2016

115th Congress Committee Leadership

JNCL-NCLIS works closely with a number of committees on our priorities. Below is a list of the committees most relevant to language policy, and the chairs and ranking members of each, for the 115th Congress.

Committee assignments are not certain until each party in each chamber has finished assigning members to committees and voted to approve the leadership roster. The committees then make assignments to the subcommittees. Confirmed seats will appear below in green, unconfirmed seats in red. The list of committee leaders was updated on January 11, 2017.

Senate
House of Representatives
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee:
Chair: Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Ranking Member: Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
House Education and Workforce Committee:
Chair: Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
Ranking Member: Rep. Robert Scott (D-VA)
Senate Appropriations Committee
Chair: Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS)
Ranking Member: Senator Patrick Leahy(D-VT)
House Appropriations Committee:
Chair: Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)
Ranking Member: Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY)
Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Chair: Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO)
Ranking Member: Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies:
Chair: Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK)
Ranking Member: Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense
Chair: Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS)
Ranking Member: Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL)
House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense:
Chair: Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX)
Ranking Member: Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-IN)
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
Chair: Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Ranking Member: Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs:
Chair: Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY)
Ranking Member: Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY)
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
Chair: Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Ranking Member: Senator Tom Udall(D-NM)
House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies:
Chair: Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
Ranking Member: Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)
Senate Foreign Affairs Committee
Chair: Senator Bob Corker (R-TN)
Ranking Member: Senator Benjamin Cardin(D-MD)
House Foreign Affairs Committee:
Chair: Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA)
Ranking Member: Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)
Senate Armed Services Committee
Chair: Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
Ranking Member: Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)
House Armed Services Committee:
Chair: Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX)
Ranking Member: Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA)
Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee
Chair: Senator Jim Risch (R-ID)
Ranking Member: Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
House Small Business Committee:
Chair: Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH)
Ranking Member: Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY)