Congressional Leadership and Committees – 2023


Leadership and Committees of the 118th Congress, 1st Session

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2023 Congressional Leadership

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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
Mike Johnson (R-LA) | W
born 1972, House since 2017


Minority Majority
House Democratic Cloakroom
House Republican Cloakroom
Minority Leader
Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) | W
born 1970, House since 2013
Majority Leader
Steve Scalise (R-LA) | W
born 1965, House since 2008

Minority Whip
Katherine Clark (D-MA) | W
born 1963, House since 2013
Majority Whip
Tom Emmer (R-MN) | W
born 1961, House since 2015

Assistant Democratic Leader
James Clyburn (D-SC) | W
born 1940, House since 1993
Republican Conference Chair
Elise Stefanik (R-NY) | W
born 1984, House since 2015
Democratic Caucus Chair
Pete Aguilar (D-CA) | W
born 1979, House since 2015

Democratic Caucus Vice Chair
Ted Lieu (D-CA) | W
born 1969, House since 2015

House Republican Policy Committee

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

House Republican Conference

TBD (R-XX) | W
born 19xx, House since 20xx


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 Kamala Harris | W
born 1964

President Pro Tempore of the Senate
Patty Murray (D-WA) | W
born 1950, Senate since 1993

Minority Majority
Senate Republican Cloakroom: 202-224-8601 (Twitter) Senate Democratic Cloakroom: 202-224-8541 (Twitter)
Minority Leader
Mitch McConnell (R-KY) | W
born 1942, Senate since 1985
Majority Leader
Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) | W
born 1950, Senate since 1999
Minority Whip
John Thune (R-SD) | W
born 1961, Senate since 2005
Majority Whip
Dick Durbin (D-IL) | W
born 1944, Senate since 1997
Republican Conference

John Barrasso (R-WY) | W
born 1952, Senate since 2007
Democratic Policy and Communications Committee

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

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

Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) | W
born 1960, Senate since 2007
Republican Senatorial Committee

Steve Daines (R-MT) | W
born 1962, Senate since 2015

Republican Conference

Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) | W
born 1953, 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

State map 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

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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