Senate Special Committee on Aging

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The Senate Special Committee on Aging was initially established in 1961 as a temporary committee; it became a permanent committee of the United States Senate in 1977. As a special committee, it has no legislative authority, but it studies issues related to older Americans, particularly Medicare and Social Security .[1]

Prior to the passage of Medicare, the committee was studying health care insurance coverage for elderly American citizens. The committee conducts oversight of the Medicare program, Social Security and the Older Americans Act. Some of the issues that have been examined by the committee include unacceptable conditions in nursing homes, protection from age discrimination, and pricing practices for prescription drugs.



Herbert H. KohlDWI
Ron WydenDOR
Blanche LincolnICT
Evan BayhDMT
Bill NelsonDFL
Thomas R. CarperDDE
Bill NelsonDFL
Bob CaseyDPA
Claire McCaskillDMO
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI
Kirsten GillibrandDNY
Michael BennetDCO
Mel MartinezDNM
Richard ShelbyRAL
Susan CollinsRME
Bob CorkerRTN
Arlen SpecterRME
Orrin HatchRUT
Lindsey GrahamRSC

Previous committee membership

110th Congress (2007-2008)

Members of the
Senate Special Committee on Aging,
110th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:

109th Congress (2005-2006)

Members of the
Senate Special Committee on Aging,
109th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:

Contact Details

Committee Web site

  • Staff office - (202) 224-5364

Articles and Resources

Wikipedia also has an article on Senate Special Committee on Aging. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


  1. "About the Aging Committee," U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, retrieved Oct. 14, 2005

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