Committees of Interest

People in suits sitting at a table speaking into a microphone
Credit: iStock

Below are the specific committees that appropriate funds, authorize programs, or oversee activities of the National Cancer Institute. Please note, the 116th Unites States Congress began on January 3, 2019, and several subcommittee leadership assignments are still to be determined.

Appropriations Committees

Appropriations committees provide the funding for federal programs.


Committee on Appropriations

Chair: Nita Lowey - NY

Ranking: Kay Granger - TX

Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies

Chair: Rosa DeLauro - CT

Ranking: Tom Cole - OK


Committee on Appropriations

Chair: Richard Shelby - AL

Ranking: Patrick Leahy - VT

Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies

Chair: Roy Blunt - MO

Ranking: Patty Murray - WA

Authorizing Committees

Authorizing committees write laws that either create new or renew existing federal programs.


Committee on Energy and Commerce

Chair: Frank Pallone, Jr. - NJ

Ranking: Greg Walden - OR

Subcommittee on Health

Chair: Anna Eshoo - CA

Ranking: Michael Burgess - TX


Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions

Chair: Lamar Alexander - TN

Ranking: Patty Murray - WA

Oversight Committees

Oversight committees conduct audits on federal programs to ensure that the public trust is not misused or broken.


Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Chair: Elijah Cummings - MD

Ranking: Jim Jordan - OH

Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Chair: Diana DeGette - CO

Ranking: Brett Guthrie - KY


Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Chair: Ron Johnson - WI

Ranking: Gary Peters - MI

Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management

Chair: Rand Paul - KY

Ranking: Tammy Baldwin - WI

Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management

Chair: James Lankford - OK

Ranking: TBD

  • Updated: January 17, 2019