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 116th Congress
SENATE
Committee/Subcommittee Chairman (State) Ranking Member (State)
Republicans Democrats
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Pat Roberts (KS) Debbie Stabenow (MI)
Appropriations Richard Shelby (AL) Patrick Leahy (VT)
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies John Hoeven (ND) Jeff Merkley (OR)
Defense Richard Shelby (AL) 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 James Risch (ID) Robert Menendez (NJ)
Africa and Global Health Policy Lindsey Graham (SC) Tim Kaine (VA)
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) Cory Booker (NJ)
Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues Marco Rubio (FL) Ben Cardin (MD)
Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) Lamar Alexander (TN) Patty Murray (WA)
HOUSE
Committee/Subcommittee Ranking Member (State) Chairman (State)
Republicans Democrats
Agriculture K. Michael Conaway (TX) Collin Peterson (MN)
Appropriations Kay Granger (TX) Nita Lowey (NY)
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Jeff Fortenberry (NE) Sanford Bishop (GA)
Defense Ken Calvert (CA) 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 Steve Womack (AR) John Yarmuth (KY)
Energy & Commerce Greg Walden (OR) Frank Pallone (NJ)
Health Michael Burgess (TX) Anna Eshoo (CA)
Foreign Affairs Michael McCaul (TX) Eliot Engel (NY)
Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Chris Smith (NJ) Karen Bass (CA)
Oversight and Government Reform Jim Jordan (OH) Elijah Cummings (MD)
National Security Jody Hice (GA) Stephen Lynch (MA)
NOTES: As of February 7, 2019.1 Since Republicans make up the majority of the Senate currently, committee chairmanships are held by Republicans, while ranking member positions are held by Democrats. Since Democrats make up the majority of the House currently, chairmanships are held by Democrats, while ranking positions are held by Republicans.
Table A2: Members of Selected Key Senate Subcommittees Related to Global Health During the 116th Congress
Committee/Subcommittee Member (State)
Republicans Democrats
SENATE
Appropriations
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Roy Blunt (MO)
Richard Shelby (AL)
Lamar Alexander (TN)
Lindsey Graham (SC)
Jerry Moran (KS)
Shelley Moore Capito (WV)
John Kennedy (LA)
Cindy Hyde-Smith (MS)
Marco Rubio (FL)
James Lankford (OK)
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)
Marco Rubio (FL)
James Lankford (OK)
Steve Daines (MT)
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 Lindsey Graham (SC)
Johnny Isakson (GA)
Rob Portman (OH)
Ron Johnson (WI)
Ted Cruz (TX)
Tim Kaine (VA)
Chris Coons (DE)
Cory Booker (NJ)
Chris Murphy (CT)
Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy Todd Young (IN)
Mitt Romney (UT)
Rand Paul (KY)
John Barrasso (WY)
Lindsey Graham (SC)
Jeff Merkley (OR)
Tom Udall (NM)
Edward Markey (MA)
Cory Booker (NJ)
State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development Johnny Isakson (GA)
Todd Young (IN)
Rand Paul (KY)
Rob Portman (OH)
Marco Rubio (FL)
Cory Booker (NJ)
Edward Markey (MA)
Jeff Merkley (OR)
Tom Udall (NM)
Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues Marco Rubio (FL)
Ron Johnson (WI)
Ted Cruz (TX)
Cory Gardner (CO)
John Barrasso (WY)
Ben Cardin (MD)
Tom Udall (NM)
Jeanne Shaheen (NH)
Tim Kaine (VA)
NOTES: As of February 7, 2019.2 Chairs and Ranking Members are listed at the top of each listing; they are also indicated in Table A1. 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 116th Congress
Committee/Subcommittee Member (State)
Republicans Democrats
HOUSE
Appropriations
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Tom Cole (OK)
Andy Harris (MD)
Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA)
John Moolenaar (MI)
Tom Graves (GA)
Rosa DeLauro (CT)
Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA)
Barbara Lee (CA)
Mark Pocan (WI)
Katherine Clark (MA)
Lois Frankel (FL)
Cheri Bustos (IL)
Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ)
State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Hal Rogers (KY)
Jeff Fortenberry (NE)
Martha Roby (AL)
Nita Lowey (NY)
Barbara Lee (CA)
Grace Meng (NY)
David Price (NC)
Lois Frankel (FL)
Norma Torres (CA)
Energy & Commerce
Health Michael Burgess (TX)
Fred Upton (MI)
John Shimkus (IL)
Brett Guthrie (KY)
Morgan Griffith (VA)
Gus Bilirakis (FL)
Billy Long (MO)
Larry Bucshon (IN)
Susan Brooks (IN)
Markwayne Mullin (OK)
Richard Hudson (NC)
Buddy Carter (GA)
Greg Gianforte (MT)
Anna Eshoo (CA)
Eliot Engel (NY)
G. K. Butterfield (NC)
Doris Matsui (CA)
Kathy Castor (FL)
John Sarbanes (MD)
Ben Lujan (NM)
Kurt Schrader (OR)
Joseph Kennedy, III (MA)
Tony Cardenas (CA)
Peter Welch (VT)
Paul Ruiz (CA)
Debbie Dingell (MI)
Ann Kuster (NH)
Robin Kelly (IL)
Nanette Diaz Barragan (CA)
Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE)
Bobby Rush (IL)
Foreign Affairs
Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Chris Smith (NJ)
Jim Sensenbrenner (WI)
Ron Wright (TX)
Tim Burchett (TN)
Karen Bass (CA)
Susan Wild (PA)
Dean Phillips (MN)
Ilhan Omar (MN)
Chrissy Houlahan (PA)
NOTES: As of February 5, 2019.3 Chairs and Ranking Members are listed at the top of each listing; they are also indicated in Table A1. 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 116th Congress
Caucus4 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 (NJ) Gregory Meeks (NY)
Congressional Global Health Caucus Betty McCollum (MN)
Congressional Global Road Safety Caucus Alcee Hastings (FL)
Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus Barbara Lee (CA)
House Hunger Caucus Jim McGovern (MA)
Tuberculosis Elimination Caucus Don Young (AK) Eliot L. Engel (NY)
NOTES: As of February 5, 2019. 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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