Congressional Leadership and Committees – 2017

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Leadership and Committees of the 115th Congress, 1st Session

CongressLeaders.com

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The congressional leadership with photos is available as a 2-page PDF PDF and is online at CongressLeaders.com

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2017 Congressional Leadership

This page with pictures is available as a 2-page PDF PDF.

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For a discussion of Party Leadership, see “Committee on Committees / Party Leaders” in the Congressional Glossary, and § 5.50 Party Leadership in the Congressional Deskbook.

House of Representatives

 

House Leadership

Speaker of the House
Paul Ryan
(R-WI) | W
born 1970, House since 1999

 

Majority Minority
House Republican Cloakroom
(Twitter)
202-225-2020
House Democratic Cloakroom
(Twitter)
202-225-7400
Majority Leader
Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) | W
born 1965, House since 2007
Minority Leader
Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) | W
born 1940, House since 1987
Majority Whip
Steve Scalise (R-LA) | W
born 1965, House since 2008
Minority Whip
Steny Hoyer (D-MD) | W
born 1939, House since 1981
Republican Conference Chairwoman
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) | W
born 1969, House since 2005
Assistant Democratic Leader
James E. Clyburn (D-SC) | W
born 1940, House since 1993
House Republican Policy Committee
Chairman

Luke Messer (R-IN) | W
born 1969, House since 2013

House Republican Conference
Vice-Chairman

Douglas A. Collins (R-GA) | W
born 1966, House since 2013

Democratic Caucus Chairman
Joseph Crowley (D-NY) | W
born 1962, House since 1999

Democratic Caucus Vice Chairwoman
Linda Sanchez (D-CA) | W
born 1969, House since 2003

 

House Committees
(Committee name = official web site | W = Wikipedia)

Alphabetical listing of House members on the House of Representatives web site

 

Senate

 

Senate Leadership

President of the Senate
Before Jan. 20, 2017: Vice President Joe Biden | W
born 1942

After Jan. 20, 2017:
Vice President Mike Pence
| W
born 1959

President Pro Tempore of the Senate
Orrin Hatch (R-UT) | W
born 1934, Senate since 1977

Majority Minority
Senate Republican Cloakroom: 202-224-8601 (Twitter) Senate Democratic Cloakroom: 202-224-8541
Majority Leader
Mitch McConnell (R-KY) | W
born 1942, Senate since 1985
Minority Leader
Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) | W
born 1950, Senate since 1999
Majority Whip
John Cornyn (R-TX) | W
born 1952, Senate since 2002

Minority Whip
Dick Durbin (D-IL) | W
born 1944, Senate since 1997

Republican Conference
Chairman

John Thune (R-SD) | W
born 1961, Senate since 2005

Assistant Minority Leader
Patty Murray (D-WA) | W
born 1950, Senate since 1993

Republican Policy Committee
Chairman

John Barrasso (R-WY) | W
born 1952, Senate since 2007

Democratic Policy and Communications Center
Chairwoman

Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) | W
born 1950, Senate since 2001

Republican Campaign Committee Chairman
Roger Wicker (R-MS) | W
born 1951, Senate since 2007

Republican Conference
Vice-Chairman

Roy Blunt (R-MO) | W
born 1950, Senate since 2011

Democratic Conference
Vice-Chair

Mark Warner (D-VA) | W
born 1954, Senate since 2009

Democratic Conference
Vice-Chair

Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) | W
born 1949, Senate since 2013

 

Senate Committees
(Committee name = official web site | W = Wikipedia)

Standing Committees

Special, Select, and Other Committees



Joint Committees of Congress

Also see Wikipedia’s List of United States Senate committees

Alphabetical listing of Senators on the U.S. Senate web site.

You may also phone the United States Capitol switchboard, 202-224-3121, and an operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request.

 

Congressional Directories

Congressional Directory

On the web, member directories are here: House, Senate.

The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (1774 – Present) is here.

 

 


 

 

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