Committees and Caucuses

Committee Assignment

The Committee on Energy and Commerce, the oldest standing legislative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, is vested with the broadest jurisdiction of any congressional authorizing committee. Today it has responsibility for the nation's telecommunications, consumer protection, food and drug safety, public health research, environmental quality, energy policy, and interstate and foreign commerce. It oversees multiple cabinet-level Departments and independent agencies, including the Departments of Energy, Health and Human Services, Commerce, and Transportation, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Trade Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Federal Communications Commission.

The Subcommittee on Environment and Economy has jurisdiction over:  All matters related to soil and water contamination, including Superfund and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; the regulation of solid, hazardous, and nuclear wastes, including mining, nuclear, oil, gas, and coal combustion waste; emergency environmental response; industrial plant security, including cybersecurity; the regulation of drinking water (Safe Drinking Water Act), including underground injection of fluids (e.g., deep well injection or hydrofracking); toxic substances (Toxic Substances Control Act); noise; and all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security.

The Subcommittee on Health has jurisdiction over: Public health and quarantine; hospital construction; mental health; biomedical research and development; health information technology, privacy, and cybersecurity; public health insurance (Medicare, Medicaid) and private health insurance; medical malpractice and medical malpractice insurance; the regulation of food, drugs, and cosmetics; drug abuse; the Department of Health and Human Services; the National Institutes of Health; the Centers for Disease Control; Indian Health Service; and all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security.

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations has responsibility for: Oversight of agencies, departments, and programs related to the jurisdiction of the full committee, and for conducting investigations.

Caucuses

Bi-Partisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus

Congressional Aluminum Caucus

Congressional Caucus on Unmanned Systems

Congressional Caucus on U.S. - Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans

Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine

Congressional Cement Caucus

Congressional Coal Caucus

Congressional Constitutional Caucus

Congressional Friends of Liechtenstein Caucus

Congressional Health Caucus

Congressional Hockey Caucus

Congressional Natural Gas Caucus

Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus

Electronic Warfare Working Group

GOP Doctors Caucus

House General Aviation Caucus

House Republican Israel Caucus

Medical Technology Caucus

Republican New Media Caucus

Republican Study Committee

Ohio River Valley Caucus

Congressional Joint Strike Fighter Caucus

Defense Communities Caucus

House Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus