Congressional Leadership and Committees – 2014


Leadership and Committees of the 113th Congress, 2nd Session

The congressional leadership with photos is available as a 2-page PDF: through July 31, 2014; after July 31, 2014 PDF and is online at

Also see


This information is included with the course materials at TCN’s Congressional Operations programs.

2014 Congressional Leadership (after July 31, 2014)

This page with pictures is available as a 2-page PDF: through July 31, 2014; after July 31, 2014 PDF.

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
John Boehner
(R-OH) | W
born 1949, House since 1991


Majority Minority
House Republican Cloakroom (Twitter)
Advance Schedule: 202-225-2020
Current Proceedings: 202-225-7430
House Democratic Cloakroom (Twitter)
Advance Schedule: 202-225-1600
Current Proceedings: 202-225-7400
Majority Leader
Through July 31, 2014:
Eric Cantor (R-VA) | W
born 1963, House since 2001
After July 31, 2014:
Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) | W
born 1965, House since 2007
Minority Leader
Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) | W
born 1940, House since 1987
Majority Whip
Through July 31, 2014:
Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) | W
born 1965, House since 2007
After July 31, 2014:
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

James Lankford (R-OK) | W
born 1968, House since 2011

House Republican Policy Committee

Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) | W
born 1963, House since 2009
Democratic Caucus Chairman
Xavier Becerra (D-CA) | W
born 1958, House since 1993

Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman

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


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

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




Senate Leadership

President of the Senate
Vice President Joe Biden
| W
born 1942

President Pro Tempore of the Senate
Patrick Leahy (D-VT) | W
born 1940, Senate since 1975

Majority Minority
Senate Democratic Cloakroom: 202-224-8541 Senate Republican Cloakroom: 202-224-8601
Majority Leader
Harry Reid (D-NV) | W
born 1939, Senate since 1987
Minority Leader
Mitch McConnell (R-KY) | W
born 1942, Senate since 1985
Majority Whip
Dick Durbin (D-IL) | W
born 1944, Senate since 1997
Minority Whip
John Cornyn (R-TX) | W
born 1952, Senate since 2002
Democratic Caucus
Co-Chairman, Democratic Policy Committee

Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) | W
born 1950, Senate since 1999
Republican Conference

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

Democratic Senatorial Campaign
Committee Chair

Patty Murray (D-WA) | W
born 1950, Senate since 1993
Republican Policy Committee

John Barrasso (R-WY) | W
born 1952, Senate since 2007
Co-Chair, Democratic Policy Committee
Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) | W
born 1950, Senate since 2001
Republican Campaign Committee Chairman
Jerry Moran (R-KS) | W
born 1954, Senate since 2011


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: HouseSenate

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





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