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Congressman Steve Daines Committee Assignments For Jeff

This is a complete list of U.S. congressional committees (standing committees and select or special committees) that are currently operating in the United States Senate. Senators can be a member of more than one committee.

Standing committees[edit]

As of 2017[update], there are 88 subsidiary bodies of the US Senate: 16 standing committees with 67 subcommittees, and 5 non-standing committees.

CommitteeChairmanRanking Member
Agriculture, Nutrition and ForestryPat Roberts (R-KS)Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
 Commodities, Risk Management and TradeJohn Boozman (R-AR)Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)
Conservation, Forestry and Natural ResourcesSteve Daines (R-MT)Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Livestock, Marketing and Agriculture SecurityDavid Perdue (R-GA)Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Rural Development and EnergyJoni Ernst (R-IA)Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
Nutrition, Specialty Crops and Agricultural ResearchVacantBob Casey Jr. (D-PA)
AppropriationsThad Cochran (R-MS)Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related AgenciesJohn Hoeven (R-ND)Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related AgenciesRichard Shelby (R-AL)Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
DefenseThad Cochran (R-MS)Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Energy and Water DevelopmentLamar Alexander (R-TN)Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Financial Services and General GovernmentShelley Moore Capito (R-WV)Chris Coons (D-DE)
Homeland SecurityJohn Boozman (R-AR)Jon Tester (D-MT)
Interior, Environment, and Related AgenciesLisa Murkowski (R-AK)Tom Udall (D-NM)
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related AgenciesRoy Blunt (R-MO)Patty Murray (D-WA)
Legislative BranchJames Lankford (R-OK)Chris Murphy (D-CT)
Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related AgenciesJerry Moran (R-KS)Brian Schatz (D-HI)
State, Foreign Operations, and Related ProgramsLindsey Graham (R-SC)Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related AgenciesSusan Collins (R-ME)Jack Reed (D-RI)
Armed ServicesJohn McCain (R-AZ)Jack Reed (D-RI)
AirlandTom Cotton (R-AR)Angus King (I-ME)
CybersecurityMike Rounds (R-SD)Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Emerging Threats and CapabilitiesJoni Ernst (R-IA)Martin Heinrich (D-NM)
PersonnelThom Tillis (R-NC)Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Readiness and Management SupportJim Inhofe (R-OK)Tim Kaine (D-VA)
SeapowerRoger Wicker (R-MS)Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
Strategic ForcesDeb Fischer (R-NE)Joe Donnelly (D-IN)
Banking, Housing, and Urban AffairsMike Crapo (R-ID)Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
 Economic PolicyTom Cotton (R-AR)Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)
Financial Institutions and Consumer ProtectionPat Toomey (R-PA)Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Housing, Transportation, and Community DevelopmentTim Scott (R-SC)Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
National Security and International Trade and FinanceBen Sasse (R-NE)Joe Donnelly (D-IN)
Securities, Insurance, and InvestmentDean Heller (R-NV)Mark Warner (D-VA)
BudgetMike Enzi (R-WY)Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Commerce, Science, and TransportationJohn Thune (R-SD)Bill Nelson (D-FL)
 Aviation Operations, Safety, and SecurityRoy Blunt (R-MO)Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the InternetRoger Wicker (R-MS)Brian Schatz (D-HI)
Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data SecurityJerry Moran (R-KS)Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast GuardDan Sullivan (R-AK)Gary Peters (D-MI)
Space, Science and CompetitivenessTed Cruz (R-TX)Ed Markey (D-MA)
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and SecurityDeb Fischer (R-NE)Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Energy and Natural ResourcesLisa Murkowski (R-AK)Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
 EnergyCory Gardner (R-CO)Joe Manchin (D-WV)
National ParksSteve Daines (R-MT)Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
Public Lands, Forests and MiningMike Lee (R-UT)Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Water and PowerJeff Flake (R-AZ)Angus King (I-ME)
Environment and Public WorksJohn Barrasso (R-WY)Tom Carper (D-DE)
Clean Air and Nuclear SafetyShelley Moore Capito (R-WV)Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Fisheries, Water and WildlifeJohn Boozman (R-AR)Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory OversightMike Rounds (R-SD)Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Transportation and InfrastructureJim Inhofe (R-OK)Ben Cardin (D-MD)
FinanceOrrin Hatch (R-UT)Ron Wyden (D-OR)
 Energy, Natural Resources, and InfrastructureDean Heller (R-NV)Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Fiscal Responsibility and Economic GrowthTim Scott (R-SC)Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Health CarePat Toomey (R-PA)Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
International Trade, Customs, and Global CompetitivenessJohn Cornyn (R-TX)Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA)
Social Security, Pensions, and Family PolicyBill Cassidy (R-LA)Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Taxation and IRS OversightRob Portman (R-OH)Mark Warner (D-VA)
Foreign RelationsBob Corker (R-TN)Ben Cardin (D-MD)
 Africa and Global Health PolicyJeff Flake (R-AZ)Cory Booker (D-NJ)
East Asia, The Pacific and International Cybersecurity PolicyCory Gardner (R-CO)Edward Markey (D-MA)
Europe and Regional Security CooperationRon Johnson (R-WI)Christopher Murphy (D-CT)
International Development, Multilateral Institutions and International Economic, Energy and Environmental PolicyTodd Young (R-IN)Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and CounterterrorismJim Risch (R-ID)Tim Kaine (D-VA)
State Department and USAID Management, International Operations and Bilateral International DevelopmentJohnny Isakson (R-GA)Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women's IssuesMarco Rubio (R-FL)Bob Menendez (D-NJ)
Health, Education, Labor and PensionsLamar Alexander (R-TN)Patty Murray (D-WA)
 Subcommittee on Children and FamiliesRand Paul (R-KY)Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA)
Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace SafetyJohnny Isakson (R-GA)Vacant
Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement SecurityMike Enzi (R-WY)Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Homeland Security and Governmental AffairsRon Johnson (R-WI)Claire McCaskill (D-MO)
Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency ManagementRand Paul (R-KY)Gary Peters (D-MI)
Investigations (Permanent)Rob Portman (R-OH)Tom Carper (D-DE)
Regulatory Affairs and Federal ManagementJames Lankford (R-OK)Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)
JudiciaryChuck Grassley (R-IA)Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
 Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer RightsMike Lee (R-UT)Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Border Security and ImmigrationJohn Cornyn (R-TX)Dick Durbin (D-IL)
The ConstitutionTed Cruz (R-TX)Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
Crime and TerrorismLindsey Graham (R-SC)Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal CourtsBen Sasse (R-NE)Chris Coons (D-DE)
Privacy, Technology and the LawJeff Flake (R-AZ)Vacant
Rules and AdministrationRichard Shelby (R-AL)Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Small Business and EntrepreneurshipJim Risch (R-ID)Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Veterans' AffairsJohnny Isakson (R-GA)Jon Tester (D-MT)

Special, select, and other committees of the U.S. Senate[edit]

There are five non-standing, select, or special committees, which are treated similarly to standing committees.[1]

Committee classes[edit]

Senate committees are divided, according to relative importance, into three categories: Class A, Class B, and Class C. Individual Senators are in general limited to service on two Class A committees and one Class B committee. Assignment to Class C committees is made without reference to a member's service on any other panels.[2]

Standing committees[edit]

Standing committees are permanent bodies with specific responsibilities spelled out in the Senate's rules. Twelve of the sixteen current standing committees are Class A panels. They are Agriculture; Appropriations; Armed Services; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Commerce, Science, and Transportation; Energy and Natural Resources; Environment and Public Works; Finance; Foreign Relations; Governmental Affairs; Judiciary; and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.[citation needed]

There are four Class B standing committees: Budget; Rules and Administration; Small Business; and Veterans' Affairs. There are currently no Class C standing committees.[citation needed]

Other, select and special committees[edit]

Other (i.e., Indian Affairs), select and special committees are ranked as Class B or Class C committees. They are created for clearly specified purposes. There are currently two Class B committees: the Select Committee on Intelligence and the Special Committee on Aging, and two Class C committees: the Committee on Indian Affairs and the Select Committee on Ethics.[citation needed]

Joint committees[edit]

Joint Committees are used for purposes of legislative and administrative coordination. At present there are four: the Joint Economic Committee (Class B), the Joint Committee on the Library (Class C), the Joint Committee on Printing (Class C), and the Joint Committee on Taxation (Class C).[citation needed]


Standing committees in the Senate have their jurisdiction set by three primary sources: Senate Rules, ad hoc Senate Resolutions, and Senate Resolutions related to committee funding. To see an overview of the jurisdictions of standing committees in the Senate, see Standing Rules of the United States Senate, Rule XXV.

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Daines.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Daines is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Daines has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Steve Daines sits on the following committees:

  • Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
    • Chair, Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources
    • Member, Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade
    • Member, Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security
    • Member, Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy
  • Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Senate Committee on Appropriations
    • Member, Subcommittee on Department of Defense
    • Member, Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
    • Member, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
    • Member, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
    • Member, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
  • Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Enacted Legislation

Daines was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Daines sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (23%)Government Operations and Politics (20%)Taxation (14%)Armed Forces and National Security (14%)Energy (10%)Native Americans (7%)Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%)Economics and Public Finance (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Daines’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Daines’s VoteVote Description
Nay H.R. 1892: Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018; Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018, the SUSTAIN Care Act of 2018; Family First Prevention Services Act.; Honoring Hometown ...
Feb 9, 2018. Motion Agreed to 71/28.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of funding for the federal government through March 23, 2018, to avert a government shutdown that would have occurred on February 9, 2018 had this bill not been enacted. The bill was introduced as the Honoring Hometown Heroes ...
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
Nay S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Dec 9, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 85/12.
The Every Child Achieves Act is a bipartisan educational policy reform bill that would expand state responsibility over schools, provide grants to charter schools, and reduce the federal test-based accountability system of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The bill was referred to the ...
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
Nay S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Jul 16, 2015. Bill Passed 81/17.
The Every Child Achieves Act is a bipartisan educational policy reform bill that would expand state responsibility over schools, provide grants to charter schools, and reduce the federal test-based accountability system of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The bill was referred to the ...
Yea H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Nay H.R. 3361 (113th): USA FREEDOM Act
May 22, 2014. Passed 303/121.
Nay H.R. 3547 (113th): Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014
Jan 15, 2014. Passed 359/67.
This is the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, the bill that set the federal budget for fiscal year 2014. The bill began as the Space Launch Liability Indemnification Extension Act but was used as the vehicle for the passage of the budget deal. On January ...
Nay H.R. 41 (113th): Hurricane Sandy relief bill
Jan 4, 2013. Passed 354/67.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Mar 2018, Daines missed 0 of 877 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Time PeriodVotes EligibleMissed VotesPercentPercentile
2015 Jan-Mar13500.0%0th
2015 Apr-Jun8500.0%0th
2015 Jul-Sep5200.0%0th
2015 Oct-Dec6700.0%0th
2016 Jan-Mar3800.0%0th
2016 Apr-Jun7900.0%0th
2016 Jul-Sep3400.0%0th
2016 Nov-Dec1200.0%0th
2017 Jan-Mar10100.0%0th
2017 Apr-Jun5400.0%0th
2017 Jul-Sep5300.0%0th
2017 Oct-Dec11700.0%0th
2018 Jan-Mar5000.0%0th

Primary Sources

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Steve Daines is pronounced:

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LetterSounds As In
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D dday
EE eemeet
N nnot
S ssit
T ttop
V vvan
Z zzebra

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