Committees and Caucuses

 Energy and Commerce Committee

The Committee on Energy and Commerce is the oldest continuous standing committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. It was originally established in 1795 to regulate interstate and foreign commerce.

Today, the Committee has the broadest jurisdiction of any authorizing committee in Congress. It legislates on a wide variety of issues, including:

  • health care, including mental health and substance abuse
  • health insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid
  • biomedical research and development
  • food, drug, device and cosmetic safety
  • environmental protection 
  • clean air and climate change
  • safe drinking water
  • toxic chemicals and hazardous waste
  • national energy policy
  • renewable energy and conservation
  • nuclear facilities
  • electronic communications and the internet
  • broadcast and cable television
  • privacy, cybersecurity and data security
  • consumer protection and product safety
  • motor vehicle safety
  • travel, tourism and sports   
  • interstate and foreign commerce

The Committee also oversees several federal departments and agencies, including:

  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Indian Health Service
  • Environmental Protection Agency  
  • Department of Energy
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission    
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Homeland Security  

Congressional Caucus Membership

New Democrats

Progressive Caucus

Portuguese-American Caucus

Congressional Hispanic Caucus

LGBT Equality Caucus

Black Maternal Health Caucus

Diversifying Tech Caucus

Air Force Caucus

Small Brewers Caucus

Army Caucus

Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus

Freshman Working Group on Addiction

Autism Research and Education Caucus

Baby Caucus

Blue Collar Caucus

Building Trades

Cambodia Caucus

Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers

Community Colleges

Congressional Peace Corps Caucus

Latino-Jewish Congressional Caucus

Lung Cancer Caucus

Multiple Sclerosis Caucus

National Guard and Reserve Caucus

Pandemic Preparedness Caucus

Pro-choice Caucus

Save Minor League Baseball Task Force

Servicewomen and Women Veterans Caucus

Skin Cancer Caucus

Women in STEM Caucus

Women Veteran Task Force