Welcome to the Congressional Oversight Hearing Index

This Index evaluates each House and Senate committee’s devotion to oversight. Each committee is given a letter grade based on the degree to which its oversight hearing record in this Congress is on pace to match its historical performance. Current committee grades are updated regularly to reflect new hearing activity.

Last updated: Sept. 26, 2020, 2:25 p.m.

House of Representatives

Committee Current Congress (projected)* Chair Investigative Oversight Hearings Policy/Legislative Hearings Total Hearings
Agriculture D Collin Peterson 0 17 40
Appropriations A Nita Lowey 4 181 226
Armed Services D+ Adam Smith 2 76 92
Budget A John Yarmuth 0 12 29
Education and Labor A Bobby Scott 8 22 62
Energy and Commerce C+ Frank Pallone 16 63 122
Financial Services A Maxine Waters 9 68 112
Foreign Affairs D- Eliot Engel 5 37 114
Homeland Security A Bennie Thompson 13 32 83
House Administration N/A Zoe Lofgren 0 8 25
Intelligence (Permanent Select) N/A Adam Schiff 10 10 24
Judiciary A Jerrold Nadler 19 23 90
Natural Resources A Raúl Grijalva 5 80 122
Oversight and Reform A Carolyn Maloney 41 35 114
Rules N/A Jim McGovern 0 74 74
Science, Space, and Technology C- Eddie Bernice Johnson 4 32 79
Small Business C Nydia Velázquez 1 23 85
Transportation and Infrastructure C Peter DeFazio 3 32 71
Veterans' Affairs A Mark Takano 7 65 93
Ways and Means F Richard Neal 0 19 56

Senate

Committee Current Congress (projected)* Chair Investigative Oversight Hearings Policy/Legislative Hearings Total Hearings
Aging C Susan Collins 1 7 21
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry D Pat Roberts 0 9 14
Appropriations D Richard Shelby 0 67 68
Armed Services B James Inhofe 1 67 90
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs F Mike Crapo 1 26 53
Budget F Mike Enzi 0 8 12
Commerce, Science, and Transportation F Roger Wicker 2 22 79
Energy and Natural Resources C+ Lisa Murkowski 0 39 70
Environment and Public Works D- John Barrasso 1 20 54
Finance C+ Chuck Grassley 5 13 33
Foreign Relations F Jim Risch 0 40 80
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions F Lamar Alexander 1 13 26
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs F Ron Johnson 3 28 60
Indian Affairs F John Hoeven 1 14 21
Intelligence N/A Richard Burr 0 82 86
Judiciary C- Lindsey Graham 7 19 93
Rules and Administration N/A Roy Blunt 0 4 10
Small Business and Entrepreneurship A Marco Rubio 0 13 30
Veterans' Affairs F Jerry Moran 0 17 25

* Adjustments have been applied so that committees' grades are not lowered by the constraints on hearings caused by Covid-19 [oversight-index.thelugarcenter.org/covid-19-statement]