Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Chairman)

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

HELP Committee


The United States Senate Committee on Budget is responsible for drafting Congress's annual budget plan and monitoring action on the budget for the Federal Government. The committee has jurisdiction over the Congressional Budget Office.

Budget Committee

Energy & Natural Resources

The United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has jurisdiction over matters related to energy and nuclear waste policy, territorial policy, native Hawaiian matters, and public lands.

Energy Committee

Environment & Public Works

The United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is responsible for dealing with matters related to the natural environment and infrastructure.

EPW Committee

Veterans Affairs

The United States Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs considers matters relating to the compensation of veterans, life insurance issued on account of service in the Armed Forces, national cemeteries, pensions of all wars, readjustment of servicemen to civil life, and veterans' hospitals and medical care.

Veterans Committee

Primary Health & Retirement Security (HELP) Subcommittee

The Subcommittee has oversight over many aging issues including: the Older Americans Act (including Meals on Wheels), the Senior Community Services Employment Program, elder abuse, neglect, and scams affecting seniors, and the health of the aging population. The Subcommittee also has oversight over many primary health issues, including community health centers.

Health & Retirement