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Composition of House Committees

Composition of House Committees

Much of the legislative and oversight work of the US Congress is undertaken in the committees of each house. There are 20 committees in the House of Representatives and 17 in the Senate, together with four joint committees between the two chambers. Their names, chairs, ranking members and total numbers of members are set out below. Most committees have several sub-committees: there are a total of 98 sub-committees in the House and 56 in the Senate

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