Compare Current Committees

Last updated: Sept. 26, 2020, 2:42 p.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% 17 26.0 79% 40 45.7 105%
Appropriations 4 2.3 209% 181 160.8 135% 226 188.3 144%
Armed Services 2 2.0 120% 76 114.2 80% 92 138.3 80%
Budget 0 0.3 0% 12 8.8 164% 29 18.7 187%
Education and Labor 8 5.0 192% 22 21.5 123% 62 63.5 117%
Energy and Commerce 16 16.5 117% 63 106.7 71% 122 179.2 82%
Financial Services 9 7.2 150% 68 74.7 109% 112 128.0 105%
Foreign Affairs 5 4.7 128% 37 71.3 62% 114 174.8 78%
Homeland Security 13 6.5 241% 32 57.2 67% 83 92.7 108%
House Administration 0 0.2 0% 8 8.0 120% 25 14.7 205%
Intelligence (Permanent Select) 10 2.0 601% 10 15.0 80% 24 20.8 139%
Judiciary 19 10.3 222% 23 42.5 65% 92 102.8 108%
Natural Resources 5 5.2 116% 81 68.0 143% 125 112.8 133%
Oversight and Reform 41 28.3 174% 36 51.2 85% 116 129.0 108%
Rules 0 0.0 0% 75 88.8 102% 75 89.0 101%
Science, Space, and Technology 4 6.3 76% 32 52.2 74% 80 99.3 97%
Small Business 1 4.3 28% 24 30.2 96% 87 75.5 139%
Transportation and Infrastructure 3 4.3 84% 32 43.0 89% 73 80.0 110%
Veterans' Affairs 7 10.2 83% 66 52.5 151% 94 87.5 129%
Ways and Means 0 2.8 0% 20 39.8 60% 58 71.8 97%

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 60% 7 9.2 92% 21 26.0 97%
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry 0 0.3 0% 9 11.7 93% 14 20.3 83%
Appropriations 0 1.7 0% 67 97.7 82% 68 109.0 75%
Armed Services 1 2.3 52% 67 87.2 92% 90 116.7 93%
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 1 2.2 55% 26 43.2 72% 53 78.2 82%
Budget 0 0.7 0% 8 18.2 53% 12 29.3 49%
Commerce, Science, and Transportation 2 6.7 36% 22 39.7 67% 79 96.3 99%
Energy and Natural Resources 0 0.8 0% 39 50.0 94% 70 79.3 106%
Environment and Public Works 1 3.3 36% 20 35.7 67% 54 63.5 102%
Finance 5 1.8 334% 13 24.3 64% 33 58.5 68%
Foreign Relations 0 0.5 0% 40 69.8 69% 80 139.8 69%
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 1 1.0 120% 13 23.2 67% 26 60.3 52%
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 3 15.0 24% 28 70.5 48% 60 116.2 62%
Indian Affairs 1 2.0 60% 14 29.7 57% 21 44.2 57%
Intelligence 0 0.7 0% 82 99.5 99% 86 106.7 97%
Judiciary 7 9.8 86% 19 39.3 58% 93 113.5 99%
Rules and Administration 0 0.0 0% 4 4.3 112% 10 7.7 156%
Small Business and Entrepreneurship 0 0.2 0% 13 12.3 127% 30 28.8 125%
Veterans' Affairs 0 1.7 0% 17 26.2 78% 25 37.0 81%