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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.

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Jurisdictional areas[edit]

Members, 115th Congress[edit]

Majority Minority

Source [2]

Subcommittees[edit]

Subcommittee Chair Ranking Member
"Children and Families "Rand Paul (R-KY) "Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA)
"Employment and Workplace Safety "Johnny Isakson (R-GA) "Al Franken (D-MN)
"Primary Health and Retirement Security "Mike Enzi (R-WY) "Bernie Sanders (I-VT)[1]

Historical members[edit]

Members, 110th Congress[edit]

Majority
"Ted Kennedy, Massachusetts, Chairman
"Chris Dodd, Connecticut, Vice Chairman
"Tom Harkin, Iowa
"Barbara Mikulski, Maryland
"Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico
"Patty Murray, Washington
"Jack Reed, Rhode Island
"Hillary Clinton, New York
"Bernie Sanders, Vermont[1]
"Sherrod Brown, Ohio
"Barack Obama, Illinois, until November 2008
Minority
"Mike Enzi, Wyoming, Ranking Minority Member
"Judd Gregg, New Hampshire
"Lamar Alexander, Tennessee
"Richard Burr, North Carolina
"Johnny Isakson, Georgia
"Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
"Orrin Hatch, Utah
"Pat Roberts, Kansas
"Wayne Allard, Colorado
"Tom Coburn, Oklahoma
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)

Members, 111th Congress[edit]

The Committee was chaired by "Democrat "Ted Kennedy of "Massachusetts 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.[3] "Tom Harkin, next in line for seniority, assumed the chairmanship on September 9, 2009, vacating his post as chairman of the "Senate Agriculture Committee.[4]

Majority Minority

Source: 2010 "Congressional Record, Vol. 156, Page S6226 ,

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)

Members, 112th Congress[edit]

The chairman of the committee is "Democrat "Tom Harkin of "Iowa, and the "Ranking Member is "Republican "Mike Enzi of "Wyoming.

Majority Minority

Source: 2011 "Congressional Record, Vol. 157, Page S557

Subcommittee Chair Ranking Member
"Subcommittee on Children and Families "Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) "Richard Burr (R-NC)
"Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety "Patty Murray (D-WA) "Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
"Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging "Bernie Sanders (I-VT)[1] "Rand Paul (R-KY)

Members, 113th Congress[edit]

Majority Minority

Source: 2013 "Congressional Record, Vol. 159, Page S296 to 297

Subcommittee Chair Ranking Member
"Children and Families "Kay Hagan (D-NC) "Michael Enzi (R-WY)
"Employment and Workplace Safety "Bob Casey (D-PA) "Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
"Primary Health and Aging "Bernie Sanders (I-VT)[1] "Richard Burr (R-NC)

Defunct subcommittees[edit]

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

Chairmen[edit]

Education 1869–1870[edit]

Education and Labor, 1870 – 1947[edit]

Labor and Public Welfare, 1947–1977[edit]

Human Resources, 1977–1979[edit]

Labor and Human Resources, 1979–1999[edit]

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, 1999–present[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Sanders is an Independent, but caucuses with the Democrats and counts as a Democrat for the purposes of committee assignments.
  2. ^ "U.S. Senate: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions". www.senate.gov. Retrieved 2017-01-08. 
  3. ^ Paul Kane, Ben Pershing. "Dodd Decides Against Taking Over Senate Health Committee". Washington Post. 
  4. ^ "Life after Ted Kennedy: all eyes on Chris Dodd - politico.com". Retrieved February 19, 2010. 

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