111th United States Congress
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The 111th United States Congress was sworn in on January 6, 2009.
Caucus totals at the beginning of the 111th Congress are 256 Democrats and 178 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, with one seat vacant. In the United States Senate, there are 56 Democrats, 41 Republicans and 2 Independents (who plan to caucus with Democrats) in the U.S. Senate.
Leadership & Committees
U.S. House leadership
The following members were selected by House Democrats to serve in the leadership during the 111th Congress:
|Speaker of the House||Nancy Pelosi (Calif.)|
|Majority Leader||Steny Hoyer (Md.)|
|Majority Whip||James Clyburn (S.C.)|
|Caucus Chair||John Larson (Ct.)|
|Caucus Vice-chair||Xavier Becerra (Calif.)|
|DCCC Chairman||Chris Van Hollen (Md)|
The following members were selected by House Republicans to serve in the leadership during the 111th Congress:
|Minority Leader||John Boehner (Ohio)|
|Minority Whip||Eric Cantor (Va.)|
|Conference Chair||Mike Pence (Ind.)|
|Policy Committee Chairman||Thad McCotter (Mich.)|
|Conference Vice-chair||Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.)|
|Conference Secretary||John Carter (Texas)|
|Chairman of NRCC||Pete Sessions (Texas)|
The following members were selected to serve as committee chairs during the 111th Congress, and ranking members based on the information available on December 17, 2008.
|Agriculture||Rep. Collin Peterson, (D-Minn.)||Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.)|
|Appropriations||Rep. David Obey, (D-Wis.)||Rep. Jerry Lewis, (R-Calif.)|
|Armed Services||Rep. Ike Skelton, (D-Mo.)||Rep. John M. McHugh, (R-N.Y.)|
|Budget||Rep. John Spratt, (D-S.C.)||Rep. Paul D. Ryan, (R-Wis.)|
|Education and Labor (formerly "Education and the Workforce")*||Rep. George Miller, (D-Calif.)||Rep. Howard McKeon, (R-Calif.)|
|Energy and Commerce||Rep. Henry Waxman, (D-Calif.)||Rep. Joe Barton, (R-Texas)|
|Ethics**||Rep. Zoe Lofgren, (D-Calif.)||Rep. Jo Bonner, (R-Ala.)|
|Financial Services||Rep. Barney Frank, (D-Mass.)||Rep. Spencer Bachus, (R-Ala.)|
|Foreign Affairs (formerly "International Relations")*||Rep. Howard L. Berman, (D-Calif.)||Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (R-Fla.)|
|Global Warming||Rep. Edward Markey, (D-Mass.)||Rep. James Sensenbrenner, (R-Wis.)|
|Homeland Security||Rep. Bennie Thompson, (D-Miss.)||Rep. Peter King, (R-N.Y.)|
|House Administration||Rep. Robert A. Brady, (D-Penn.)||Rep. Vernon Ehlers, (R-Mich.)|
|Intelligence||Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas)||Rep. Peter Hoekstra, (R. Mich.)|
|Judiciary||Rep. John Conyers, (D-Mich.)||Rep. Lamar Smith, (R-Texas)|
|Natural Resources (formerly "Resources")*||Rep. Nick Rahall, (D-W.Va.)||Rep. Doc Hastings, (R-Wash.)|
|Oversight and Government Reform (formerly "Government Reform")*||Rep. Edolphus Towns, (D-N.Y.)||Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.)|
|Rules||Rep. Louise Slaughter, (D-N.Y.)||Rep. David Dreier, (R-Calif.)|
|Science and Technology (formerly "Science")*||Rep. Bart Gordon, (D-Tenn.)||Rep. Ralph Hall, (R-Texas)|
|Small Business||Rep. Nydia Velazquez, (D-N.Y.)||Rep. Sam Graves, (R-Mo.)|
|Transportation and Infrastructure||Rep. James Oberstar, (D-Minn.)||Rep. John Mica, (R-Fla.)|
|Veterans' Affairs||Rep. Bob Filner, (D-Calif.)||Rep. Steve Buyer, (R-Ind.)|
|Ways and Means||Rep. Charles Rangel, (D-N.Y.)||Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.)|
*Former committee names.
**Members of the Ethics Committee can serve only three consecutive terms. Current Chairman Gene Green (D-Texas) and Ranking Member Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) have served the limit, and may be replaced on the committee (though either can serve if asked to remain in a leadership position on the committee).
- Main article: U.S. House of Representatives Committees
U.S. Senate leadership
On November 14, 2006, the Democratic caucus met in the Old Senate Chamber to decide on party leaders. Beginning in 2009, members of the 111th Congress (for the most part) kept that leadership. The following members were selected to serve in the leadership:
| Majority Leader
Chairman of Democratic Caucus
|Harry Reid (Nev.)|
|Majority Whip||Dick Durbin (Ill.)|
|Vice-chair of Democratic Caucus||Charles Schumer (N.Y)|
|Chairman of DSCC||Robert Menendez (N.J.)|
|Conference secretary||Patty Murray (Wash.)|
|Chair of the steering committee||Debbie Stabenow (Mich.)|
The Senate Republican caucus selected the following members to serve as their leadership:
|Minority Leader||Mitch McConnell (Ky.)|
|Minority Whip||Jon Kyl (Ariz.)|
|Conference Chair||Lamar Alexander (Tenn.)|
|Conference Vice-Chair||John Thune (S.D.)|
|Policy Committee Chairman||TBD|
|Chairman of the NRSC||John Cornyn (Texas)|
The following members were selected to serve as committee chairs during the 111th Congress, and ranking members based on the information available on November 24, 2008.
The 111th Congress convened with 65 freshman members, including two non-voting members.
- January 8, 2009 — Joint session to count the Electoral College votes of the 2008 Presidential election
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Related SourceWatch/Congresspedia Resources
Articles and resources
- ↑ Alan K. Ota and Michael Teitelbaum, "GOP Picks Ranking Members for 111th," CQ Politics, December 15, 2008
- 111th United States Congress in the Wikipedia.
- 111th United States Congress in the dKosopedia.
- United States Congress in Billhop Legislative Wiki.
- Sessions of Congress posted on U.S. Senate website.
- Class I - Senators Whose Term of Service Expire in 2013, U.S. Senate: "Senators in Class I were elected to office in the November 2006 general election. Their terms run from the beginning of the 110th Congress on January 3, 2007 to the end of the 112th Congress in January 2013."
- Class II - Senators Whose Term of Service Expire in 2015, U.S. Senate: "Senators in Class II were elected to office in the November 2008 general election. Their terms run from the beginning of the 111th Congress on January 6, 2009 to the end of the 113th Congress in January 2015."
- Class III - Senators Whose Term of Service Expire in 2011, U.S. Senate:Senators in Class III were elected to office in the November 2004 general election. Their terms run from the beginning of the 109th Congress on January 3, 2005 to the end of the 111th Congress in January 2011."
- WashingtonWatch.com. Go to "Bill Categories" for status of current legislation.
Note: This page created November 17, 2008.