Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions: Has jurisdiction over the country's health care programs, schools, employment and retirement programs. Featured are photos, members, general information and access to issues and legislation before the committee

Senate Foreign Relations Committee: Has jurisdiction over international Red Cross activities, monetary and development organizations, scientific and environmental affairs, and nuclear energy. Plus, intervention and war, foreign commerce, safeguarding U.S. business and citizens, oceans, international accords except trade agreements, U.N., and studying worldwide nutrition

Senate Judiciary Committee: Deals with apportionment of representatives, bankruptcy, mutiny, espionage, counterfeiting, civil liberties, constitutional amendments, holidays, immigration, interstate agreements, claims against the U.S., federal prisons, intellectual property, monopolies, federal statutory revision, and interstate boundaries. Also handles federal courts, judges, and court proceedings

U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee: Deals with farming, food programs and forest resources. Provides compilations of agricultural law, as well as status of legislation and opening statements of witnesses

U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee: Largest committee in the U.S. Senate. It writes legislation that annually allocates federal funds to the numerous government agencies, departments, and organizations. Appropriations are limited by a Budget Resolution drafted by the Senate Budget Committee

U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee: Has jurisdiction over research and development of weapons systems, defense policy, the military, the Panama Canal, security aspects of nuclear energy, naval petroleum reserves except in Alaska, benefits of Armed Forces members, and selective service system

U.S. Senate Budget Committee: Deals with matters related to the federal budget. This committee's responsibilities include studying the effect on the budget of existing and proposed legislation, and reviewing the conduct of the Congressional Budget Office

U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee: Deals with executive branch reorganization, National Archives, federal accounting, census, congressional reorganization within Senate rules, civil service, D.C. affairs, nuclear exports, Postal Service, federal employee compensation, Comptroller General, agency efficiency, interagency relations, and relations with States and international bodies



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