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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.

Contents

Jurisdictional areas

  • Measures relating to education, labor, health, and public welfare
  • Aging
  • Agricultural colleges
  • Arts and humanities
  • Biomedical research and development
  • Child labor
  • Convict labor and the entry of goods made by convicts into interstate commerce
  • Domestic activities of the American Red Cross
  • Equal employment opportunity
  • Gallaudet University, Howard University, and St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C.
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Labor standards and labor statistics
  • Mediation and arbitration of labor disputes
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Mine Safety and Health Administration
  • Private pension plans
  • Public health
  • Railway labor and retirement
  • Regulation of foreign laborers
  • Student loans
  • Wages and hours of labor, including the federal minimum wage
  • Members, 115th Congress

    Source

    Members, 111th Congress

    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. Tom Harkin, next in line for seniority, assumed the chairmanship on September 9, 2009, vacating his post as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.

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

    Members, 112th Congress

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

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

    Members, 113th Congress

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

    Defunct subcommittees

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

  • the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor during the 1950s through 1970s.
  • the Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research during the 1970s.
  • the Subcommittee Investigating Violations of Free Speech and the Rights of Labor, informally known as the "La Follette Civil Liberties Committee"
  • Education 1869–1870

  • Charles D. Drake (R-MO) 1869–1870
  • Education and Labor, 1870 – 1947

  • Frederick Sawyer (R-SC) 1870–1873
  • James W. Flanagan (R-TX) 1873–1875
  • John J. Patterson (R-SC) 1875–1877
  • Ambrose Burnside (R-RI) 1877–1879
  • James E. Bailey (D-TN) 1879–1881
  • Henry W. Blair (R-NH) 1881–1891
  • Joseph M. Carey (R-WY) 1891–1893
  • James H. Kyle (PO–SD) 1893–1895
  • George Shoup (R-ID) 1895–1897
  • James H. Kyle (PO–SD) 1897–1901
  • Louis McComas (R-MD) 1901–1905
  • Boies Penrose (R-PA) 1905
  • Jonathan P. Dolliver (R-IA) 1905–1909
  • William E. Borah (R-ID) 1909–1913
  • Hoke Smith (D-GA) 1913–1919
  • William S. Kenyon (R-IA) 1919–1922
  • William E. Borah (R-ID) 1922–1924
  • Lawrence C. Phipps (R-CO) 1924–1926
  • James Couzens (R-MI) 1926–1929
  • Jesse H. Metcalf (R-RI) 1929–1933
  • David I. Walsh (D-MA) 1933–1937
  • Hugo L. Black (D-AL) 1937
  • Elbert D. Thomas (D-UT) 1937–1945
  • James E. Murray (D-MT) 1945–1947
  • Labor and Public Welfare, 1947–1977

  • Robert A. Taft (R-OH) 1947–1949
  • Elbert D. Thomas (D-UT) 1949–1951
  • James E. Murray (D-MT) 1951–1953
  • H. Alexander Smith (R-NJ) 1953–1955
  • Lister Hill (D-AL) 1955–1969
  • Ralph Yarborough (D-TX) 1969–1971
  • Harrison A. Williams, Jr. (D-NJ) 1971–1977
  • Human Resources, 1977–1979

  • Harrison A. Williams, Jr. (D-NJ) 1977–1979
  • Labor and Human Resources, 1979–1999

  • Harrison A. Williams, Jr. (D-NJ) 1979–1981
  • Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT) 1981–1987
  • Ted Kennedy (D-MA) 1987–1995
  • Nancy Kassebaum (R-KS) 1995–1997
  • James M. Jeffords (R-VT) 1997–1999
  • Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, 1999–present

  • James M. Jeffords (R-VT) 1999–2001
  • Ted Kennedy (D-MA) 2001
  • James M. Jeffords (R-VT) 2001
  • Ted Kennedy (D-MA) 2001–2003
  • Judd Gregg (R-NH) 2003–2005
  • Michael Enzi (R-WY) 2005–2007
  • Ted Kennedy (D-MA) 2007–2009
  • Tom Harkin (D-IA) 2009–2015
  • Lamar Alexander (R-TN) 2015–present
  • References

    United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Wikipedia


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