Congressional Leadership and Committees – 2020


Leadership and Committees of the 116th Congress, 2nd Session

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

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2020 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
Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) | W
born 1940, House since 1987


Majority Minority
House Democratic Cloakroom
House Republican Cloakroom
Majority Leader
Steny Hoyer (D-MD) | W
born 1939, House since 1981
Minority Leader
Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) | W
born 1965, House since 2007

Majority Whip
James E. Clyburn (D-SC) | W
born 1940, House since 1993
Minority Whip
Steve Scalise (R-LA) | W
born 1965, House since 2008

Assistant Democratic Leader
Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) | W
born 1972, House since 2009
Republican Conference Chairwoman
Liz Cheny (R-WY) | W
born 1966, House since 2019
Democratic Caucus Chairman
Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) | W
born 1970, House since 2019

Democratic Caucus Vice Chairwoman
Katherine M. Clark (D-MA) | W
born 1963, House since 2013

House Republican Policy Committee

Gary Palmer (R-AL) | W
born 1954, House since 2015

House Republican Conference

Mark Walker (R-NC) | W
born 1969, House since 2015


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

State by State listing of House members on the House of Representatives web site




Senate Leadership

President of the Senate
Vice President Mike Pence
| W
born 1959

President Pro Tempore of the Senate
Chuck Grassley (R-IA) | W
born 1933, Senate since 1981

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 Thune (R-SD) | W
born 1961, Senate since 2005
Minority Whip
Dick Durbin (D-IL) | W
born 1944, Senate since 1997
Republican Conference

John Barrasso (R-WY) | W
born 1952, Senate since 2007
Assistant Minority Leader
Patty Murray (D-WA) | W
born 1950, Senate since 1993
Republican Policy Committee

Roy Blunt (R-MO) | W
born 1950, Senate since 2011
Democratic Policy and Communications Center

Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) | W
born 1950, Senate since 2001
Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman
Todd Young (R-IN) | W
born 1972, Senate since 2017

Republican Conference

Joni Ernst (R-IA) | W
born 1970, Senate since 2015

Democratic Conference

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

Democratic Conference

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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