American Association for Cancer Research

112th Congressional Leadership

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In this section, you will find links to the websites of congressional leaders and committees that have jurisdiction over health care and cancer research policy issues.

 

U.S. SENATE

 

  • Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Majority Leader
  • Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Majority Whip
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Minority Leader
  • Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), Minority Whip

 

Senate Appropriations Committee

The Senate Appropriations Committee has jurisdiction over all discretionary spending legislation in the Senate.

  • Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii), Chair
  • Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Ranking Member

 

Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Labor, Health, Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS)

The Senate Appropriations Labor-HHS Subcommittee is one of 12 appropriations subcommittees. It specifically oversees funding for most federal agencies, institutes and programs under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including the National Institutes for Health (NIH).

  • Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Chair
  • Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Ranking Member

 

Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies

The Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies oversees funding for the Food and Drug Administration.

  • Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), Chair
  • Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Ranking Member

 

Senate Budget Committee

The Senate Budget Committee is responsible for drafting the annual federal budget plan and monitoring action that impacts the budget.

  • Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Chair
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Ranking Member

 

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP)

The Senate HELP Committee has broad jurisdiction over agencies, institutes and programs under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It also oversees other issues related to public health and health insurance.

  • Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Chair
  • Sen. Michael B. Enzi (R-Wy.), Ranking Member

 

 

U.S. HOUSE

 

  • Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), Speaker
  • Rep. Eric Cantor (D-Va.), Majority Leader
  • Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Majority Whip
  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Minority Leader
  • Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Minority Whip

 

House Appropriations Committee

The House Appropriations Committee has jurisdiction over all discretionary spending legislation in the House of Representatives.

  • Rep. Harold Rogers (R-Ky.), Chair
  • Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Wash.), Ranking Member

 

House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Labor, Health, Human Services, Education and Related Services (Labor-HHS)

The House Appropriations Labor-HHS Subcommittee is one of 12 appropriations subcommittees. It specifically oversees funding for many federal agencies, institutes and programs under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including the National Institutes for Health (NIH) and other health programs.

  • Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.), Chair
  • Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Ranking Member

House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies

The House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies oversees funding for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

  • Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), Chair
  • Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.), Ranking Member

 

House Budget Committee

The House Budget Committee is responsible for drafting the annual federal budget plan and monitoring action that impacts the budget.

  • Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), Chair
  • Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Ranking Member

 

House Committee on Energy and Commerce

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce has jurisdiction over legislation pertaining to health and health facilities; biomedical research and development; consumer protection; food and drug safety and public health.

  • Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Chair
  • Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), Ranking Member

 

House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health has jurisdiction over legislation pertaining to the National Institutes of Health (NIH); biomedical research; public health; hospital construction; biomedical programs and health protection in general, including Medicaid and national health insurance, and food and drugs.

  • Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Penn.), Chair
  • Rep. Frank J. Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), Ranking Member

 

OTHER LEGISLATIVE RESOURCES

 

Presentation: Impact of the Obama Administration and the 111th Congress on Cancer Research (Presentation of Dr. William S. Dalton, Ph.D., M.D., Chair of the AACR Science Policy and Legislative Affairs Committee, delivered at the AACR 2009 Annual Meeting, April 18-22, 2009)

Congressional Calendars & Schedules (Library of Congress)

Look Up Legislation (Library of Congress)

How Our Laws Are Made (Library of Congress)

AACR Guide to the Federal Appropriations and Budget Process