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Government Committees

A resource of government committees relevant to the credit and collection industry. 

Senate Committees

  • Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
  • Appropriations
  • Armed Services
  • Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • Budget
  • Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Environment and Public Works
  • Finance
  • Foreign Relations
  • Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
  • Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • Judiciary
  • Rules and Administration
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Veterans' Affairs

This is the committee where most debt collection legislation will be referred, dealing with matters related to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Chairman: Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
Ranking Member: Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
Republicans: 12
Democrats: 10

This committee has jurisdiction over legislation related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991. They also have oversight authority of the Federal Communications Commission.

Chairman: Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
Ranking Member:  Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
Republicans: 13
Democrats: 11

House of Representatives Committees

  • Agriculture
  • Appropriations
  • Armed Services
  • Budget
  • Education and the Workforce
  • Energy and Commerce
  • Ethics
  • Financial Services
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Homeland Security
  • House Administration
  • Judiciary
  • Natural Resources
  • Oversight and Government Reform
  • Rules
  • Science, Space, and Technology
  • Small Business
  • Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Veterans' Affairs
  • Ways and Means

This is the committee where most debt collection legislation will be referred, dealing with matters related to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Chairman: Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5]
Vice Chairman: Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
Ranking Member: Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
Republicans: 34
Democrats: 26

This committee has jurisdiction over legislation related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991. They also have oversight authority of the Federal Communications Commission.

Chairman: Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
Vice Chairman: Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
Ranking Member: Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
Republicans: 31
Democrats: 23

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