Compare Current Committees

Last updated: July 4, 2020, 11:46 a.m.

The scope of oversight responsibilities can differ vastly from committee to committee. For this reason, each committee is scored against its own historical baseline. Explore how the size of each committee differs and how well committees are performing against their own historical standards.

House of Representatives

Investigative Oversight Hearings
Policy/Legislative Hearings
Total Hearings
Committee Hearings Historical Avg. % of Avg. Hearings Historical Avg. % of Avg. Hearings Historical Avg. % of Avg.
Agriculture 0 0.2 0% 15 25.7 67% 37 45.2 94%
Appropriations 4 2.3 200% 181 160.8 129% 226 188.3 138%
Armed Services 2 2.0 115% 70 113.2 71% 84 137.0 70%
Budget 0 0.3 0% 12 8.8 157% 26 18.2 164%
Education and Labor 8 5.0 184% 22 21.5 118% 59 63.0 108%
Energy and Commerce 15 16.3 106% 60 106.2 65% 111 177.3 72%
Financial Services 8 7.0 131% 64 74.0 99% 99 125.8 90%
Foreign Affairs 4 4.5 102% 32 70.5 52% 96 171.8 64%
Homeland Security 12 6.3 219% 28 56.5 57% 72 90.8 91%
House Administration 0 0.2 0% 7 7.8 103% 22 14.2 178%
Intelligence (Permanent Select) 10 2.0 575% 10 15.0 77% 24 20.8 133%
Judiciary 17 10.0 195% 22 42.3 60% 85 101.7 96%
Natural Resources 5 5.2 111% 75 67.0 129% 113 110.8 117%
Oversight and Reform 39 28.0 160% 30 50.2 69% 103 126.8 93%
Rules 0 0.0 0% 66 87.3 87% 66 87.5 87%
Science, Space, and Technology 4 6.3 73% 31 52.0 69% 73 98.2 85%
Small Business 1 4.3 27% 19 29.3 75% 76 73.7 119%
Transportation and Infrastructure 3 4.3 80% 31 42.8 83% 69 79.3 100%
Veterans' Affairs 7 10.2 79% 55 50.7 125% 82 85.5 110%
Ways and Means 0 2.8 0% 19 39.7 55% 51 70.7 83%

Senate

Investigative Oversight Hearings
Policy/Legislative Hearings
Total Hearings
Committee Hearings Historical Avg. % of Avg. Hearings Historical Avg. % of Avg. Hearings Historical Avg. % of Avg.
Aging 1 2.0 57% 6 9.0 77% 19 25.7 85%
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry 0 0.3 0% 9 11.7 88% 14 20.3 79%
Appropriations 0 1.7 0% 65 97.3 77% 66 108.7 70%
Armed Services 1 2.3 50% 65 86.8 86% 85 115.8 84%
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 1 2.2 52% 24 42.8 64% 47 77.2 70%
Budget 0 0.7 0% 7 18.0 45% 11 29.2 43%
Commerce, Science, and Transportation 2 6.7 34% 20 39.3 59% 71 95.0 86%
Energy and Natural Resources 0 0.8 0% 32 48.8 75% 61 77.8 90%
Environment and Public Works 1 3.3 35% 20 35.7 64% 47 62.3 87%
Finance 5 1.8 319% 12 24.2 57% 28 57.7 56%
Foreign Relations 0 0.5 0% 33 68.7 55% 66 137.5 55%
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 1 1.0 115% 10 22.7 51% 21 59.5 41%
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 2 14.8 16% 25 70.0 41% 51 114.7 51%
Indian Affairs 1 2.0 57% 12 29.3 47% 19 43.8 50%
Intelligence 0 0.7 0% 73 98.0 86% 76 105.0 83%
Judiciary 7 9.8 82% 17 39.0 50% 83 111.8 85%
Rules and Administration 0 0.0 0% 4 4.3 107% 9 7.5 138%
Small Business and Entrepreneurship 0 0.2 0% 13 12.3 122% 29 28.7 116%
Veterans' Affairs 0 1.7 0% 16 26.0 71% 24 36.8 75%