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The United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) generally considers matters relating to health, education, labor, and pensions. Its jurisdiction extends beyond these issues to include several more specific areas, as defined by Senate rules.

Jurisdictional areas



Members, 111th Congress

The chairman of the committee is Democrat Tom Harkin of Iowamarker, and the Ranking Member is Republican Mike Enzi of Wyomingmarker. The Committee was chaired by Democrat Ted Kennedy of Massachusettsmarker until his death on August 25, 2009. Under seniority rules, Acting Chairman Christopher Dodd was next in line, but chose instead to remain chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. Tom Harkin, next in line for seniority, assumed the chairmanship on September 9, 2009, vacating his post as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.

Majority Minority


Source: , S9910

Subcommittees

Subcommittee Chair Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Children and Families Chris Dodd (D-CT) Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety Patty Murray (D-WA) Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
Subcommittee on Retirement and Aging Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Richard Burr (R-NC)


Defunct subcommittees

The committee has had other notable subcommittees in the past, such as:

Chairmen

Education 1869–1870



Education and Labor, 1884–1947



Labor and Public Welfare, 1947–1977



Human Resources, 1977–1979



Labor and Human Resources, 1979–1999



Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, 1999–present



See also



References

  1. ;
  2. AP source: Dodd rejects health panel chairmanship
  3. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0809/26648.html
  4. Sanders is an independent, but caucuses with the Democrats and counts as a Democrat for the purposes of committee assignments.


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