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Encyclopedia > United States Senate Committee on Finance

The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance (or, less formally, Senate Finance Committee) is a standing committee of the United States Senate. It concerns itself with matters relating to the bonded debt of the United States; customs, collection districts, and ports of entry and delivery; deposit of public moneys; general revenue sharing; health programs under the Social Security Act (notably Medicare and Medicaid) and health programs financed by a specific tax or trust fund; national social security; reciprocal trade agreements; revenue measures generally and those relating to the insular possessions; tariff and import quotas, and related matters thereto; and the transportation of dutiable goods. A standing committee is a subunit of a political or deliberative body established in a permanent fashion to aid the parent assembly in accomplishing its duties. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... In finance, a bond is a debt security, in which the issuer owes the holders a debt and is obliged to repay the principal and interest (the coupon) at a later date, termed maturity. ... Customs duty is a tariff or tax on the import or export of goods. ... A port of entry is a place where one may lawfully enter a country. ... Revenue sharing is the splitting of operating profits and losses between the general partner and limited partners in a limited partnership. ... Social Security, in the United States, refers to the Federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program. ... President Johnson signing the Medicare amendment. ... Medicaid is the US health insurance program for individuals and families with low incomes and resources. ... A trade pact is a wide ranging tax, tariff and trade pact that usually also includes investment guarantees. ... A tax (also known as a duty) is a financial charge or other levy imposed on an individual or a legal entity by a state or a functional equivalent of a state (e. ... An insular area of the United States is a jurisdiction that is neither a part of one of the fifty states nor a part of the District of Columbia, the nations federal district. ... A tariff is a tax on foreign goods. ...

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History

The Senate Committee on Finance is one of the oldest committees in the Senate. It was first established in 1815 as a select committee. On December 10, 1816 the Committee on Finance became a standing committee. Originally, the Committee had power over both tax and spending until the forming of the Appropriations Committee in 1867. A Select Committee is a committee made up of a small number of parliamentary members appointed to deal with particular areas or issues originating in the Westminster System of parliamentary democracy. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... A standing committee is a subunit of a political or deliberative body established in a permanent fashion to aid the parent assembly in accomplishing its duties. ... U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations is a standing committee of the United States Senate. ...


In 1981, a Senate Resolution required the printing of the History of the Committee on Finance.[1]


Role

The role of the Committee on Finance is very similar to that of the House Committee on Ways and Means. The one exception in area of jurisdiction is that the Committee on Finance has jurisdiction over both Medicare and Medicaid, while the House Ways and Means Committee only has jurisdiction over Medicare. (The House Energy and Commerce Committee has jurisdiction over Medicaid.) The other diffence in terms of power is that all revenue raising measures must originate in the House giving the Ways and Means committee a slight edge in setting tax policy. In addition to having jurisdiction over legislation the Committee has extensive oversight powers. It has authority to investigate, review and evaluate existing laws, and the agencies that implement them. The Committee on Ways and Means is a committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... The U.S. House Commerce Committee on Energy and Commerce residing at 2125 Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC is the oldest (208 years) legislative standing committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. ...


Due to the Committee's wide jurisdiction, it is often considered an influential committee. A wide array of Senators with differing policy concerns seek membership on the Committee because of its role in setting tax, trade, and health policy.


Membership for the 110th Congress

Majority Minority
Member State Member State
Max Baucus, Chairman Montana Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member Iowa
Jay Rockefeller West Virginia Orrin Hatch Utah
Kent Conrad North Dakota Trent Lott Mississippi
Jeff Bingaman New Mexico Olympia Snowe Maine
John Kerry Massachusetts Jon Kyl Arizona
Blanche Lincoln Arkansas Craig Thomas Wyoming
Ron Wyden Oregon Gordon Smith Oregon
Charles Schumer New York Jim Bunning Kentucky
Maria Cantwell Washington Mike Crapo Idaho
Debbie Stabenow Michigan Pat Roberts Kansas
Ken Salazar Colorado

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Kent Conrad (born on March 12, 1948) is a United States senator from North Dakota. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... Chester Trent Lott, Sr. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Jesse Francis Jeff Bingaman Jr. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... Olympia Jean Bouchles Snowe (born February 21, 1947 in Augusta, Maine) is a Republican politician and the senior United States Senator from Maine. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... This page is about the current Arizona Senator; for his father, a U.S. Representative from Iowa, see John Kyl; for a U.S. Representative from Mississippi with a similar name, see John Kyle. ... It has been suggested that Arizona Governors Mansion be merged into this article or section. ... Blanche Lambert Lincoln (born September 30, 1960) is a Democratic United States Senator from the State of Arkansas. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,732 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... Craig Lyle Thomas (born February 17, 1933) is a United States Senator from Wyoming. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... Ronald Lee Wyden (born May 3, 1949) to German American parents, is Oregons senior United States Senator. ... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... Gordon Harold Smith (born May 25, 1952) is a United States Senator from Oregon. ... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... Charles Ellis Chuck Schumer (born November 23, 1950) is a Jewish American politician. ... NY redirects here. ... 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Subcommittees

The new Subcommittees will be determined in January 2007 after the committee officially organizes for the new Congress. The following are the subcommittees from the 109th Congress, now ended:

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Chairmen

Senator Party State Years
George W. Campbell Democratic-Republican Tennessee 1815–1818
John Wayles Eppes Democratic-Republican Virginia 1818–1819
Nathan Sanford Democratic-Republican New York 1819–1821
John Holmes Democratic-Republican Maine 1821–1822
Walter Lowrie Democratic-Republican Pennsylvania 1822–1823
Samuel Smith Crawford Republican, Jacksonian Maryland 1823–1833
Daniel Webster Anti-Jacksonian Massachusetts 1833–1836
Silas Wright Democratic, Jacksonian New York 1836–1841
Henry Clay Whig Kentucky 1841
George Evans Whig Maine 1841–1845
Levi Woodbury¹ Democratic New Hampshire 1845
John C. Calhoun Democratic South Carolina 1845–1846
Dixon H. Lewis Democratic Alabama 1846–1847
Charles G. Atherton Democratic New Hampshire 1847–1849
Daniel S. Dickinson Democratic New York 1849–1850
Robert M. T. Hunter Democratic Virginia 1850–1861
James A. Pearce Democratic Maryland 1861
William P. Fessenden Republican Maine 1861–1864
John Sherman Republican Ohio 1864–1865
William P. Fessenden Republican Maine 1865–1867
John Sherman Republican Ohio 1867–1877
Justin Smith Morrill Republican Vermont 1877–1879
Thomas F. Bayard, Sr. Democratic Delaware 1879–1881
Justin Smith Morrill Republican Vermont 1881–1893
Daniel W. Voorhees Democratic Indiana 1893–1895
Justin Smith Morrill² Republican Vermont 1895–1898
Nelson W. Aldrich Republican Rhode Island 1898–1911
Boies Penrose Republican Pennsylvania 1911–1913
Furnifold M. Simmons Democratic North Carolina 1913–1919
Boies Penrose Republican Pennsylvania 1919–1921
Porter J. McCumber Republican North Dakota 1921–1923
Reed Smoot Republican Utah 1923–1933
Pat Harrison Democratic Mississippi 1933–1941
Walter F. George Democratic Georgia 1941–1947
Eugene D. Millikin Republican Colorado 1947–1949
Walter F. George Democratic Georgia 1949–1953
Eugene D. Millikin Republican Colorado 1953–1955
Harry F. Byrd Democratic Virginia 1955–1965
Russell B. Long Democratic Louisiana 1965–1981
Bob Dole Republican Kansas 1981–1985
Bob Packwood Republican Oregon 1985–1987
Lloyd Bentsen Democratic Texas 1987–1993
Daniel Patrick Moynihan Democratic New York 1993–1995
Bob Packwood Republican Oregon 1995
William V. Roth, Jr. Republican Delaware 1995–2001
Max Baucus Democratic Montana 2001
Chuck Grassley Republican Iowa 2001
Max Baucus Democratic Montana 2001–2003
Chuck Grassley Republican Iowa 2003–2006
Max Baucus Democratic Montana Present

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Atherton Charles Gordon Atherton (4 July 1804-15 November 1853), was a Democratic Representative and Senator from New Hampshire. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Daniel S. Dickinson Daniel Stevens Dickinson (September 11, 1800 - April 12, 1866) was an American politician, most notable as a United States Senator from New York from 1844 to 1851. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... NY redirects here. ... Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter (April 21, 1809–July 18, 1887), American statesman, was born in Essex County, Virginia. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... James Pearce James Alfred Pearce (b. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... William Pitt Fessenden (October 16, 1806 – September 8, 1869) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Maine. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... John Sherman John Sherman (May 10, 1823–October 22, 1900) was a Senator from Ohio and a member of the United States Cabinet. ... 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² Morrill holds the longest non-continuous service as Chairman at eighteen years. Russell Long holds the longest continuous service as chairman at fourteen years.


References

  1. ^ History of the Committee on Finance (pdf), via Finance.Senate.Gov

External links

  • Finance.senate.gov Official website
  • History of the Committee on Finance; United States Senate (pdf). 4th ed. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1981.
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