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The U.S. Congress and Global Health: A Primer

Appendix A: Key Congressional Committees and Subcommittees Related to Global Health

Table A1:  Leadership of Key Congressional Committees and Subcommittees Related to Global Health During the 115th Congress1
Committee/Subcommittee Chairman (State) Ranking Member (State)
Republicans Democrats
SENATE
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Pat Roberts (KS) Debbie Stabenow (MI)
Appropriations Thad Cochran (MS) Patrick Leahy (VT)
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies John Hoeven (ND) Jeff Merkley (OR)
Defense Thad Cochran (MS) Dick Durbin (IL)
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Roy Blunt (MO) Patty Murray (WA)
State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Lindsey Graham (SC) Patrick Leahy (VT)
Budget Mike Enzi (WY) Bernie Sanders (VT)
Foreign Relations Bob Corker (TN) Ben Cardin (MD)
Africa and Global Health Policy Jeff Flake (AZ) Cory Booker (NJ)
Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy Todd Young (IN) Jeff Merkley (OR)
State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development Johnny Isakson (GA) Jeanne Shaheen (NH)
Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues Marco Rubio (FL) Robert Menendez (NJ)
Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) Lamar Alexander (TN) Patty Murray (WA)
HOUSE
Agriculture K. Michael Conaway (TX) Collin Peterson (MN)
Appropriations Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ) Nita Lowey (NY)
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Robert Aderholt (AL) Sanford Bishop (GA)
Defense Kay Granger (TX) Pete Visclosky (IN)
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Tom Cole (OK) Rosa DeLauro (CT)
State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Hal Rogers (KY) Nita Lowey (NY)
Budget Diane Black (TN) John Yarmuth (KY)
Energy & Commerce Greg Walden (OR) Joe Barton (TX)
Health Michael Burgess (TX) Gene Green (TX)
Foreign Affairs Ed Royce (CA) Eliot Engel (NY)
Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Chris Smith (NJ) Karen Bass (CA)
Oversight and Government Reform Jason Chaffetz (UT) Elijah Cummings (MD)
National Security Ron DeSantis (FL) Stephen Lynch (MA)
NOTES: As of February 2, 2017. Italics indicates the position is held on an interim basis. Since Republicans make up the majorities of both the House and the Senate currently, committee chairmanships are held by Republicans, while ranking member positions are held by Democrats.

 

Table A2:  Members of Selected Key Senate Subcommittees Related to Global Health During the 115th Congress2
Committee/Subcommittee Member (State)
Republicans Democrats
SENATE
Appropriations
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Roy Blunt (MO)
Thad Cochran (MS)
Richard Shelby (AL)
Lamar Alexander (TN)
Lindsey Graham (SC)
Jerry Moran (KS)
Shelley Moore Capito (WV)
James Lankford (OK)
John Kennedy (LA)
Marco Rubio (FL)
Patty Murray (WA)
Dick Durbin (IL)
Jack Reed (RI)
Jeanne Shaheen (NH)
Jeff Merkley (OR)
Brian Schatz (HI)
Tammy Baldwin (WI)
Chris Murphy (CT)
Joe Manchin (WV)
State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Lindsey Graham (SC)
Mitch McConnell (KY)
Roy Blunt (MO)
John Boozman (AR)
Jerry Moran (KS)
James Lankford (OK)
Steve Daines (MT)
Marco Rubio (FL)
Patrick Leahy (VT)
Dick Durbin (IL)
Jeanne Shaheen (NH)
Chris Coons (DE)
Jeff Merkley (OR)
Chris Murphy (CT)
Chris Van Hollen (MD)
Foreign Relations
Africa and Global Health Policy Jeff Flake (AZ)
Todd Young (IN)
John Barrasso (WY)
Johnny Isakson (GA)
Rand Paul (KY)
Cory Booker (NJ)
Chris Coons (DE)
Tom Udall (NM)
Jeff Merkley (OR)
Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy Todd Young (IN)
Jeff Flake (AZ)
Cory Gardner (CO)
John Barrasso (WY)
Rob Portman (OH)
Jeff Merkley (OR)
Tom Udall (NM)
Chris Coons (DE)
Edward Markey (MA)
State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development Johnny Isakson (GA)
James Risch (ID)
Marco Rubio (FL)
Rob Portman (OH)
Rand Paul (KY)
Jeanne Shaheen (NH)
Chris Coons (DE)
Cory Booker (NJ)
Robert Menendez (NJ)
Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues Marco Rubio (FL)
Ron Johnson (WI)
Jeff Flake (AZ)
Cory Gardner (CO)
Johnny Isakson (GA)
Robert Menendez (NJ)
Tom Udall (NM)
Jeanne Shaheen (NH)
Tim Kaine (VA)
NOTES: As of February 2, 2017. Chairs and Ranking Members are listed at the top of each listing; they are also indicated in Table A2. In addition to the members identified above, the chair and ranking member of the subcommittee’s respective full committee may also serve as ex officio members of the subcommittee. The Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) Committee revamped its subcommittee organization during the 114th Congress to organize around very broad issue areas; since it remains unclear which subcommittee(s) would exercise most jurisdiction over global health issues and since the committee seems to be approaching a number of issues at the full committee level, this table does not include the Senate HELP subcommittees.

 

Table A3:  Members of Selected Key House Subcommittees Related to Global Health During the 115th Congress3
Committee/Subcommittee Member (State)
Republicans Democrats
HOUSE
Appropriations
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Tom Cole (OK)
Mike Simpson (ID)
Steve Womack (AR)
Chuck Fleischmann (TN)
Andy Harris (MD)
Martha Roby (AL)
Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA)
John Moolenaar (MI)
Rosa DeLauro (CT)
Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA)
Barbara Lee (CA)
Mark Pocan (WI)
Katherine Clark (MA)
State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Hal Rogers (KY)
Kay Granger (TX)
Mario Diaz-Balart (FL)
Charlie Dent (PA)
Tom Rooney (FL)
Jeff Fortenberry (NE)
Chris Stewart (UT)
Nita Lowey (NY)
Barbara Lee (CA)
Dutch Ruppersberger (MD)
Grace Meng (NY)
David Price (NC)
Energy & Commerce
Health Michael Burgess (TX)
Brett Guthrie (KY)
Joe Barton (TX)
Fred Upton (MI)
John Shimkus (IL)
Tim Murphy (PA)
Marsha Blackburn (TN)
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA)
Leonard Lance (NJ)
Morgan Griffith (VA)
Gus Bilirakis (FL)
Billy Long (MO)
Larry Bucshon (IN)
Susan Brooks (IN)
Markwayne Mullin (OK)
Richard Hudson (NC)
Chris Collins (NY)
Buddy Carter (GA)
Gene Green (TX)
Eliot Engel (NY)
Janice Schakowsky (IL)
G. K. Butterfield (NC)
Kathy Castor (FL)
John Sarbanes (MD)
Ben Lujan (NM)
Kurt Schrader (OR)
Joseph Kennedy, III (MA)
Tony Cardenas (CA)
Anna Eshoo (CA)
Diana DeGette (CO)
Foreign Affairs
Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Chris Smith (NJ)
Mark Meadows (NC)
Daniel Donovan (NY)
Jim Sensenbrenner (WI)
Tom Garrett (VA)
Karen Bass (CA)
Ami Bera (CA)
Joaquin Castro (TX)
Thomas Suozzi (NY)
NOTES: As of February 2, 2017. Chairs and Ranking Members are listed at the top of each listing; they are also indicated in Table A2. In addition to the members identified above, the chair and ranking member of the subcommittee’s respective full committee may also serve as ex officio members of the subcommittee.

Appendix B: Key Congressional Caucuses Related to Global Health

Table B:  Key Congressional Caucuses Related to Global Health During the 115th Congress4
Caucus Co-Chair (State) Co-Chair (State)
Republicans Democrats
SENATE
Senate Caucus on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Roger Wicker (MS) Chris Coons (DE)
Senate Hunger Caucus John Boozman (AR)
Jerry Moran (KS)
Sherrod Brown (OH)
Bob Casey (PA)
Dick Durbin (IL)
HOUSE
Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance Ted Yoho (FL) Adam Smith (WA)
Congressional Caucus on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Chris Smith (R-NJ) Gregory Meeks (NY)
Congressional Global Health Caucus Dave Reichert (WA) Betty McCollum (MN)
Congressional Global Road Safety Caucus Alcee Hastings (FL)
Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL) Barbara Lee (CA)
House Hunger Caucus Lynn Jenkins (KS) Jim McGovern (MA)
Tuberculosis Elimination Caucus Don Young (AK) Eliot L. Engel (NY)
Gene Green (TX)
NOTES: As of February 10, 2017. A caucus may draw its membership from a single chamber or across both chambers; this table reflects the chamber with which each caucus’ leadership and the majority of its members are associated.
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