Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP)

The HELP Committee’s jurisdiction includes public health matters, rehabilitation, health, education, arts and humanities, child labor, domestic activities of the American Red Cross, Equal Employment opportunity, individuals with disabilities, labor standards and labor statistics, mediation and arbitration and labor disputes, private pension plans, student loans, and wages including the federal minimum wage. 

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

The Commerce Committee’s jurisdiction includes an array of issues including, but not limited to: communications, highways, aviation, rail, shipping, transportation security, merchant marine, the Coast Guard, oceans, fisheries, weather, disasters, science, space, interstate commerce, tourism, consumer issues, economic development, technology, competitiveness, product safety, and insurance.

Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

The Committee’s jurisdiction includes: oversight and serves as the Senate’s chief investigative committee. The committee has jurisdiction over matters related to the Department of Homeland Security and other homeland security concerns as well as budget and accounting measures other than appropriations. 

Senate Special Committee on Aging

The Special Committee on Aging focuses on issues facing America’s seniors, specifically Medicare, Social Security, and additional government programs for older Americans.

Senate Committee on Small Business

The Committee’s jurisdiction includes: researching and investigating issues affecting American small business enterprises with the purpose of advising Congress on enacting appropriate legislation.