Committees of Interest

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Below are the specific committees that appropriate funds, authorize programs, or oversee activities of the National Cancer Institute.

Appropriations Committees

Appropriations committees provide the funding for federal programs.


Committee on Appropriations

Chair: Rodney Frelinghuysen - NJ

Ranking: Nita Lowey - NY

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

Chair: Tom Cole - OK

Ranking: Rosa DeLauro - CT


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: Greg Walden - OR

Ranking: Frank Pallone, Jr. - NJ

Subcommittee on Health

Chair: Michael Burgess - TX

Ranking: Gene Green - 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: Trey Gowdy - SC

Ranking: Elijah Cummings - MD

Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Chair: Gregg Harper - MS

Ranking: Diana DeGette - CO


Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Chair: Ron Johnson - WI

Ranking: Claire McCaskill - MO

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: Heidi Heitkamp - ND

  • Updated: July 9, 2018