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The United States Congress has operated with more than 1500 standing, special, select, or joint committees over the years.[1][2][3]

Many committees of these committees are now defunct. In some cases, their responsibilities were merged with other committees. For others, the committee remained in existence, but its name was changed. However, the bulk of committees were eliminated because they served a single purpose or that subject matter no longer merited its own committee.

These lists contain both select and standing committees. When known, the committee's type, years, reason for elimination, and any successor committees are noted. Some committees, such as the myriad "Committee(s) to Investigate," are included in the list alphabetically by the primary subject matter being studied or investigated.

Early select committees were very fluid, serving their established function and then going out of existence. This makes tracking committees difficult, since many committees were known by the date they were created or by a petition or other document that had been referred to them. In a number of instances, the official journal and other congressional publications did not consistently refer to an individual committee by the same title. Though such inconsistencies still appeared during the 20th century, they were less frequent.[4] Therefore, this list does include hundreds of select committees esstablished by Congress during its early years, particularly prior to 1795 and 1816, when a system of permanent standing committees was established in the House of Representatives and the Senate respectively.[5] The majority of these committees were assigned specific legislative bills, but many served merely ceremonial functions.[1]

In the 1st Congress (1789-1791), the House appointed roughly 220 select over the course of two years.[5] By the 3rd Congress (1793-95), Congress had three permanent standing committees, the House Committee on Elections, the House Committee on Claims, and the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, but more than 350 select committees.[6] While the modern committee system is now firmly established in both House and Senate procedure, with the rules of each House establishing a full range of permanent standing committees and assigning jurisdiction of all legislative issues among them, select committees continue to be used to respond to unique and difficult issues as the need arises.[4]

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Defunct House committees

Committee Esbablished Terminated Notes
Alleged Abstraction of Books from the Library of the House (Select) February 14, 1861 February 28, 1861 Investigation of rumors that representatives from southern seceding states had stolen books from the House library.
Alleged Abstraction of a Report from the Clerk's Office (Select) March 3, 1863 March 3, 1863 Investigation into the disappearance of a committee report from the Select Committee on Government Contracts
Accountability of Public Moneys (Select) April 12, 1822 May 8, 1822
Accounts December 27, 1803 January 2, 1947 Merged with House Administration
Admission to the Floor (Select) June 18, 1886 January 27, 1887
Affairs with Algiers (Select) February 9, 1808 April 25, 1808
Aging (Permanent Select) October 8, 1974 October 9, 1992 Terminated at the end of the 102nd Congress. Committee not renewed during the 103rd Congress.[7]
Memorial of the Agricultural Bank of Mississippi (Select) January 7, 1842 April 9, 1842 Memorial requesting forgiveness of a debt to the United States.
Air Accidents (Select) March 6, 1941 January 7, 1943
Air Services (Select) March 24, 1924 1925
Alabama’s Admission to the Union (Select) December 7, 1818 March 3, 1819
Alabama Affairs (Select) December 21, 1874 February 23, 1875
Alcoholic Liquor Traffic May 16, 1879 August 18, 1893 Select; Became a standing committee
August 18, 1893 December 5, 1927
Alleged Assault on Senator Sumner (Select) May 23, 1856 June 2, 1856
Amendment to the Constitution (Select) December 17, 1835 February 28, 1837 Amendent related to the Election of President and Vice President
January 11, 1837 July 9, 1838 Amendment related to the Appointment of Members of Congress to office
American Colonization Society (Select) January 29, 1827 February 7, 1832 Memorial of the American Colonization Society
American Retail Federation (Special) April 24, 1935 April 7, 1936
American Ship building (Select) December 19, 1883 February 12, 1887
American Sugar Refining Company (Special) May 9, 1911 April 20, 1912
Anthracite Emergency Program (Special) September 12, 1940 January 3, 1941 Program to stabilize the Pennsylvania coal industry.[8] Not authorized to hold hearings and no appropriations were authorized for it.[1]
Apportionment of Representatives (Select) November 8, 1811 November 20, 1811 Bring a Bill for the Apportionment of Representatives
December 29, 1820 March 3, 1821 Apportionment of Representatives under the 4th Census
December 11, 1826 March 3, 1827 Apportionment of Representatives under the Next Census
December 13, 1841 January 22, 1842
Arkansas Affairs (Select) May 27, 1874 February 6, 1875
Arkansas Territory (Select) December 16, 1818 December 21, 1818
Arkansas Territorial Limits (Select) January 9, 1823 March 3, 1823
Arms Contracts (Select) January 7, 1824 March 27, 1824
Arms Exports (Select) February 27, 1809 February 27, 1809
Army Appropriations Inquiry (Select) December 10, 1819 February 28, 1820
Army Pay (Select) December 16, 1844 March 3, 1845 Bill to Regulate Army Pay
Army Regulations (Select) December 6, 1805 April 21, 1806
Army Supply Contracts (Select) February 3, 1814 April 13, 1814
Assassinations (Select) February 2, 1977 March 29, 1979 Investigation into the Assassinations of President John. F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Assault on the President’s Secretary (Select) April 18, 1828 May 16, 1828
Establishing an Assay Office in the Gold Region January 4, 1831 April 4, 1834
Assent of Congress to an Act of the Virginia Legislature (Select) April 8, 1816 April 9, 1816
Astronautics and Space Exploration (Select) March 5, 1958 July 21, 1958
Asylum for the Blind (Select) December 12, 1831 December 28, 1831
Attorney General's Office (Select) December 4, 1816 March 3, 1817
Baltic States (Select) July 27, 1953 March 4, 1954 Official title: Select Committee to Investigate the Incorporation of the Baltic States into the U.S.S.R.; Replaced by the Select Committee on Communist Aggression
Bank of the United States (Select) November 30, 1818 January 16, 1819 Conduct and Management of the Bank of the United States
December 13, 1820 March 7, 1822 Petition of the Bank of the United States
March 14, 1832 June 25, 1834 United States Bank Affairs
Banking and Currency March 2, 1865 January 3, 1975 Renamed Banking, Currency, and Housing
Banking, Currency, and Housing January 3, 1975 January 4, 1977 Renamed Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs
Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs January 4, 1977 January 5, 1995 Renamed Banking and Financial Services[9]
Banking and Financial Services January 5, 1995 January 3, 2001 Renamed Financial Services[10]
Banking Memorials (Select) January 20, 1823 February 27, 1823 Memorials of Banking Institutions and Insurance Companies in Charleston, South Carolina, and the Bank of the United States
Bankrupt Law (Select) July 15, 1861 May 17, 1866
Bankruptcy (Select) January 1, 1812 July 6, 1812 Establishing a Uniform System of Bankruptcy
Banks of the District of Columbia (Select) February 19, 1814 March 3, 1817
December 31, 1835 June 20, 1836
December 4, 1844 February 25, 1845
Benefits for Dependents of Armed Services Veterans (Select) August 4, 1954 January 15, 1956 Committee to Investigate and Study Certain Benefits for Surviving Dependents of Deceased Members and Former Members of the Armed Forces
Berkshire Association (Select) January 29, 1817 February 21, 1817
Bible Society of Philadelphia (Select) February 24, 1816 March 5, 1816
Biennial Register (Select) April 28, 1832 June 26, 1834
Bills of Exchange (Select) January 13, 1826 March 22, 1826
Bills and Resolutions Introduced in the House (Select) February 10, 1909 March 3, 1909
Bonus of the National Bank (Select) December 16, 1816 December 23, 1816
Boundary of the Chickasaw Indians (Select) February 6, 1834 May 6, 1834 Committee to review the True Boundary of the Chickasaw Indians, Between the Tennessee and Mississippi Rivers
Bounty Land Act of 1850 (Select) December 5, 1850 August 31, 1852
Bounty Lands Commutation (Select) December 11, 1816 January 11, 1817
Boynton Investigation (Select) February 8, 1884 July 7, 1884
British Depredations of the Northern Frontier (Select) January 25, 1832 March 17, 1832
Brownstown Treaty (Select) January 26, 1820 May 12, 1820
Conduct of Peter J. Bruin (Select) April 18, 1808 April 21, 1808 Committee investigated the conduct of Peter J. Bruin, one of the Judges of the Superior Court of the Mississippi Territory
Budget (Select) July 31, 1919 October 11, 1919

Defunct Senate committees

Committee Esbablished Terminated Notes
Committee of the Whole 1789 1986 A parliamentary device used by the Senate to consider issues as a body. Used extensively prior to the creation of standing committees in 1816.[1]
Accounts of James Monroe (Select) February 8, 1831 February 11, 1831
Additional Accommodations for the Library of Congress (Select) March 3, 1881 April 18, 1921
Aeronautical and Space Sciences July 24, 1958 February 11, 1977 Replaced by Commerce, Science and Transportation
Agriculture December 9, 1825 March 3, 1857 Restored in 1863
March 6, 1863 February 5, 1884 Renamed Agriculture and Forestry
Agriculture and Forestry February 5, 1884 February 11, 1977 Renamed Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
Agricultural Labor Shortages in the West (Special) October 24, 1942 December 16, 1942
Air Mail and Ocean Mail Contracts (Special) February 24, 1933 June 30, 1936
Alabama Land Purchase (Select) February 4, 1828 May 26, 1828 Official title: Memorial of the State of Alabama to Purchase Certain Public Lands from Within the State
Alaska Railroad (Special Select) July 1, 1930 December 4, 1933
Alien Property Custodian's Office (Select) July 3, 1926 March 3, 1927
Alter and Improve Senate Chamber (Select) May 19, 1860 August 6, 1861
Amending the Constitution on the Election of the President and Vice President (Select) March 15, 1830 March 3, 1831
Amendments to the Constitution (Select) November 23, 1820 March 3, 1825 Official title: Proposed Amendments to the Constitution
June 2, 1834 June 30, 1834 Official title: Resolution to Amend the Constitution
February 27, 1861 February 28, 1861 Official title: Certain Amendments Proposed to the Constitution by the Convention held in Washington City
American Colonization Society February 29, 1820 May 15, 1820
Aquatic Life January 3, 1938 January 3, 1940 Official title: Conservation and Utilization of Aquatic Life[2]
Armed Strikebreakers (Select) August 2, 1892 February 10, 1893 Official title: Investigate Armed Bodies of Men for Private Purposes; Pinkerton Detective Force
Assault on Charles Sumner May 23, 1856 May 28, 1856
Atomic Energy (Select) October 22, 1945 August 1, 1946 Replaced by the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy
Atmospheric Telegraph Between Washington and Baltimore (Select) February 23, 1854 August 7, 1854 Proposal for a Pneumatic tube delivery system
Attorney General Harry M. Daugherty (Select) March 3, 1924 March 4, 1925
Attorney General's Office December 10, 1816 March 3, 1817 Official title: Establishing an Additional Executive Office of the Attorney General
Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses of the Senate November 4, 1807 January 2, 1947 Replaced by Rules and Administration. No mention of committee in 1809.[2]
Bank Note Circulation (Select) February 27, 1840 July 21, 1840 Official title: Committee on the expediency of an amendment to the Constitution in Relation to the Circulation of Bank Notes and other Paper Currency
Banking and Currency May 22, 1913 October 26, 1970 Renamed Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Bankruptcy (Select) December 8, 1826 March 3, 1827 Official title: Establishing a Uniform System of Bankruptcy
June 8, 1840 July 21, 1840 Official title: Bills to Establish a Uniform System of Bankruptcy throughout the United States
Bankruptcy and Receivership (Special) June 13, 1933 May 29, 1936 Official title: Special Committee to Investigate Receivership and Bankruptcy Proceedings in the Courts of the United States
Banks Expedition (Select) December 22, 1862 February 9, 1863 Official title: Inquire and Report in Regard to the Chartering of Transport Vessels for the Banks Expedition
Banks in Which Deposits Have Been Made (Select) December 24, 1824 March 3, 1825 Official title: Liquidation of the Balances Due from Banks in Which Deposits Have Been Made
Banks of the District of Columbia (Select) December 17, 1857 June 14, 1858
Bribery Attempts Investigation (Special) May 17, 1894 August 2, 1894 Official title: to Investigate Attempts at Bribery During the Consideration of the Tariff Bill
Budget (Special) July 14, 1919 April 13, 1920 See Committee on the Budget
Cabinet Officers on the Floor of the Senate (Select) December 7, 1880 August 8, 1882
California's Admission to the Union January 24, 1849 March 3, 1850 Stubbs Lists the committee through September 30, 1850, but there is no record of it existing during the 31st Congress.[1] See the Committee of Thirteen for the Settlement of the Slavery Question
Campaign Expenditures (Special) June 17, 1924 February 12, 1925
Campaign Expenditures (Select) December 5, 1932 December 21, 1933 Investiate Campaign Expenditures of Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates and Candidates for the United States Senate.[2]
Campaign Expenditures Investigation (Special) January 3, 1935 January 3, 1941 [2]
Campaign Expenditures, 1944 March 30, 1944 March 15, 1945 Official title: Presidential, Vice-Presidential, and Senate Campaign Expenditures in 1944
Campaign Expenditures, 1946 January 14, 1946 [2]
Canadian Relations July 31, 1888 January 13, 1892 Select; Became a standing committee
January 13, 1892 April 18, 1921 Merged with Foreign Relations
Catlin's Collection of Indian Scenes, Purchase of February 3, 1852 June 23, 1852
Censure Charges against Senator McCarthy (Select) August 2, 1954 December 2, 1954 Terminated on passage of a motion to censure Senator Joseph McCarthy
Census December 12, 1887 April 18, 1921 Preceded by various select committees
Seventh Census (Select) December 14, 1848 June 28, 1852
Ninth Census (Select) January 29, 1869 March 3, 1869
Tenth Census (Select) April 4, 1878 March 3, 1887 Replaced by the Committee on the Census
Centennial of the Constitution and the Discovery of America (Select) July 31, 1889 March 3, 1889 Replaced with the Select Committee on the Quadro-Centennial
Centralization of Heavy Industry in the United States (Special) December 21, 1943 December 19, 1944
Charges Against Benjamin Stark March 18, 1862 April 22, 1862
Charges Against Burton K. Wheeler (Select) April 9, 1924 May 19, 1924 Investigation into Senator Burton Wheeler for acting as an attorney in cases to which the U.S. was a party.[2]
Charges Against Senator Powell Clayton (Select) January 9, 1872 February 26, 1873
Senator Pomeroy (Select) February 10, 1873 March 3, 1873 Charges of election bribes against Senator Samuel C. Pomeroy]]
Charges of Corruption Contained in the Daily Times (Select) March 12, 1846 March 16, 1846 Charges of corruption against the Senate related to the U.S.-British Oregon boundary dispute]] that were printed by the Daily Times in Washington, D.C. on 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 1846.[11][12]
Cherokee Nation's Complaints of Invasion of their Territory (Select) August 5, 1892 March 3, 1893
Circulation of Bank Notes in the District of Columbia (Select) January 9, 1860 January 17, 1860 Official title: Bill to Prohibit the Issue and Circulation of Bank Notes in the District of Columbia
Civil Service April 18, 1921 January 2, 1947 Replaced by Post Office and Civil Service
Civil Service and Retrenchment December 4, 1873 April 18, 1921 Renamed Civil Service
Civil Service Commission Examining Division (Select) January 19, 1922 July 25, 1922 Official title: Investigate the Examining Division of the Civil Service Commission
Civil Service Laws (Special) April 1, 1938 January 25, 1945 Official title: Special Committee to Investigate Administration and Operation of Civil Service Laws and the Classification Act of 1923
Civil Service Operations (Select) March 13, 1888 March 3, 1889
Civil Service System (Special) April 1, 1938 January 3, 1941
Claims December 10, 1816 January 2, 1947 Jurisdiction transferred to Judiciary and United States Court of Federal Claims
Clerical Assistance to Senators (Select) January 26, 1917 March 3, 1917
Coast and Insular Survey December 15, 1899 April 18, 1921
Coast Defenses March 13, 1885 April 18, 1921
Coins (Select) December 10, 1929 December 15, 1830
Coins, Weights and Measures (Select) May 18, 1866 July 16, 1866
Commerce December 12, 1825 January 2, 1947 Transferred to Interstate and Foreign Commerce; Restored in 1961
April 13, 1961 February 11, 1977 Replaced by Commerce, Science and Transportation
Commerce and Manufactures December 10, 1816 December 12, 1825 Split into Commerce and Manufactures
Compensation (Select) June 26, 1866 July 2, 1866
Compensation of Congress (Select) December 11, 1816 March 3, 1817 Official title: Resolution to Amend the Constitution on Compensation of Congress
United States Senate Select Committee on Compensation of Members of Congress (Select) December 9, 1816 February 6, 1817 Official title: Repealing or Modifying a Law on Compensation of Members of Congress
Compensation of Senate Employees (Select) March 30, 1885 December 7, 1885
January 6, 1954 Date as listed in the Congressional Directory, 83rd Congress, 2nd Session.[2]
Comptroller William Medill (Select) June 1, 1860 June 12, 1860 Official title: Select Committee in Relation to the First Comptroller, William Medill
Conservation of National Resources March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921
Confiscation of Rebel Property (Select) May 6, 1862 May 14, 1862 Official title: Committee on S. 151 to Confiscate Property and Free the Slaves of Rebels.[13] Considered various bills related to confiscation of property.[14]
Constitution of the State of Alabama December 6, 1819 May 15, 1820
Constitution of the State of Arkansas March 14, 1835 July 4, 1836
Contribution Investigation (Select) February 7, 1956 March 29, 1956 Investigation into use of political contributions to influence the vote of a senator on a particular bill.[2]
Corporations Organized in the District of Columbia July 27, 1892 March 19, 1896 Select; Became a standing committee
March 19, 1896 April 18, 1921
Counting the Electoral Vote (Select) December 18, 1876 March 3, 1877 [[United States presidential election, 1876|United States presidential election of 1876
Court Reorganization and Judicial Procedure (Special) August 6, 1937 August 5, 1939
Credentials of the Honorable John M. Niles (Select) April 30, 1844 May 16, 1844
Crop Insurance (Select) September 9, 1922 March 3, 1923
Cuban Relations December 15, 1899 April 18, 1921 Merged with Foreign Relations
Danger of Steam Vessels (Select) December 6, 1837 July 9, 1838
Debt Imprisonment Abolition (Select) January 21, 1823 March 3, 1829 Official title: Abolishing Imprisonment for Debt
Debts of the States January 8, 1840 July 21, 1840 Official title: Assumption by the General Government of the Debts of the States
Depreciation of Foreign Currencies (Select) April 12, 1932 March 3, 1933 Official title: Investigation of Depreciation of Foreign Currencies
Disorder in the Senate of April 17, 1850 April 17, 1850 September 30, 1850 Fight between Senator Foote and Senator Benton Congressional[15]

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Disarmament (Select)
Disposition of Useless Papers in the Executive Departments March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Byrd first lists it in December 1903.[2] Preceded by the Examination and Disposition of Documents (Select)
Distilled Spirit Tax Bill (Select) May 4, 1882 August 8, 1882
Distributing Public Revenue Among the States (Select) December 14 , 1826 March 3, 1813
District of Columbia December 18, 1816 February 11, 1977 Functions transferred to Governmental Affairs
District of Columbia Public School System (Select) February 24, 1920 May 26, 1920 Official title: Investigate the Public School System of the District of Columbia
District of Columbia Excise Board (Select) January 26, 1915 March 4, 1915
Dueling (Select) February 25, 1831 March 3, 1831
Duties on Imports (Select) January 23, 1861 February 1, 1861 Official title: Bill (H.R. 338) to Provide for the Payment of Outstanding Treasury Notes, to Authorize and Loan, and t o Regulate and Fix the Duties on Imports
Education January 28, 1869 February 14, 1870 Renamed Education and Labor
Education and Labor February 14, 1870 January 2, 1947 Functions transferred to Labor and Public Welfare
Education and Labor Subcommittee Investigating Violations of Free Speech and the Rights of Labor 1936 1941 Also known as the LaFollette Civil Liberties Committee or La Follette Committee
Education and Labor Subcommittee on Wartime Health and Education 1943 1946 [2]
Efficiency of the Army Efficiency (Select) July 6, 1861 August 6, 1861 Review of a bill numbered S. 4 to promote efficiency of the Army
Elections of 1878 (Select) December 17, 1878 March 3, 1881 Official title: Inquire into Alleged Frauds and Violence in the Elections of 1878]]
Election of William Lorimer June 7, 1911 May 20, 1912
Eligibility of James Shields (Select) March 6, 1849 March 15, 1849 Official title: Eligibility of the Honorable James Shields to a Seat in the Senate
Emigrant Route and Telegraphic Line to California (Select) January 20, 1853 March 3, 1853 Official title: Protection of the Emigrant Route and a Telegraphic Line from Missouri to California and Oregon
Emigration of Negroes from the South to North December 19, 1879 June 1, 1880 Official title: Investigate the Causes Which Have Led to the Emigration of Negroes from the Southern to the Northern States
Employment of a Fiscal Agent June 3], 1941 July 21, 1841
Engrossed Bills March 9, 1875 April 18, 1921
Enrolled Bills March 9, 1875 January 2, 1947 Preceded by the [[United States Congress Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills|Enrolled Bills (Joint); Transferred to Rules and Administration
Epidemic Diseases December 4, 1878 December 12, 1887 Select; Became a standing committee
December 12, 1887 March 19, 1896 Preceded by a select committee; Renamed Public Health and National Quarantine
Equal Educational Opportunity (Select) February 19, 1970 January 6, 1973
Establish a University of the United States June 2, 1890 March 19, 1896 Select; Became a standing committee
March 19, 1896 April 18, 1921
Establishing Branches of the Mint (Select) February 5, 1835 February 10, 1835
Ether Discovery (Select) January 5, 1853 February 19, 1853
Examination and Disposition of Documents (Select) June 15, 1906 March 22, 1909 Replaced by the Disposition of Useless Papers in the Executive Departments
Examine the Several Branches in Civil Service (Select) December 8, 1875 January 21, 1884 Select; Became a standing committee
January 21, 1884 April 21, 1921 Preceded by a select committee
Execution without Trial in France (Special) November 4, 1921 March 1, 1923 Investigating the conduct of officers of the Army related to punishment of enlisted men during World War I
Executive Agencies of the Government February 24, 1936 January 16, 1938 Official title: Investigation of Executive Agencies of the Government. Reported the Reorganization Act of 1939.
Executive Departments Methods (Select) March 3, 1887 March 28, 1889 Official title: Methods of Business of the Executive Departments Methods
Executive Patronage (Select) January 7, 1835 February 9, 1835
Expedition of John C. Fremont (Select) June 26, 1848 August 9, 1848 Select Committee on Publication of the Results of the Exploring Expedition of John C. Fremont
Expenditures in the Department of Agriculture December 17, 1907 March 22, 1909 Select; Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Department of Commerce June 24, 1914 April 18, 1921 Formed from Expenditures in the Department of Commerce and Labor; Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Department of Commerce and Labor April 5, 1912 June 24, 1914 Split into Expenditures in the Department of Commerce and Expenditures in the Department of Labor
Expenditures in Executive Departments December 15, 1899 December 17, 1907 Official title: Organization, Conduct, and Expenditures of the Executive Departments; Replaced by Select Committee on Expenditures in the State Department on July 1, 1908
April 18, 1921 March 3, 1952 Preceded by several individual select committees; Renamed Government Operations
Expenditures in the Interior Department December 17, 1907 March 22, 1909 Select; Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Department of Justice December 17, 1907 March 22, 1909 Select; Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Department of Labor June 24, 1914 April 18, 1921 Formed from Expenditures in the Department of Commerce and Labor; Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Navy Department December 17, 1907 March 22, 1909 Select; Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Post Office Department December 22, 1909 April 21, 1921 Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures of Public Money January 21, 1884 1889
Expenditures in the Department of State December 17, 1907 March 22, 1909 Select; Preceded by Organization, Conduct, and Expenditures of the Executive Departments; Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Treasury Department December 17, 1907 December 22, 1909 Select; Became a standing committee
December 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the War Department December 17, 1907 December 22, 1909 Select; Became a standing committee
December 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Ex-servicemen Bureaus and Agencies June 9, 1921 February 17, 1923 Official title: Investiqate Bureaus and Agencies Dealing with the Welfare of Ex-servicemen
Evidence Affecting Certain members of the Senate (Select) February 4, 1873 February 27, 1873
Failed National Banks (Select) June 2, 1892 March 15, 1893 Renamed Select Committee on National Banks
Fire Engines, Purchase of (Select) December 13, 1820 March 3, 1821
Fiscal Affairs of the Government (Special) February 13, 1941 December 16, 1942
Fiscal Corporation of the United States (Select) August 24, 1841 February 21, 1842
Fisheries January 11, 1884 April 18, 1921
Fishing Bounties and Allowances (Select) March 30, 1840 April 10, 1840 Official title: Character and Origin of Fishing Bounties and Allowances
Five Civilized Tribes of Indians December 21, 1887 March 22, 1909 Select; Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921
Florida and Its Admission to the Union February 12, 1840 July 1, 1840 Official title: Division of Florida and Its Admission to the Union
Ford Theater Disaster (Select) December 14, 1893 August 28, 1894 Merged with the Joint Committee on the Ford's Theater Disaster
Foreign Aid Program (Special) July 11, 1956 August 30, 1957 Official title: to Study the Foreign Aid Program
Select Committee on Forest Reservations March 15, 1893 March 19, 1896 Replaced by Forest Reservations and the Protection of Game
Select Committee on Forest Reservations in California (Select) July 28, 1892 March 15, 1893 Replaced by Select Committee on Forest Reservations
Forest Reservations and the Protection of Game March 19, 1896 April 18, 1921 Combined with Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
Freedman's Savings and Trust Company (Select) April 7, 1879 April 2, 1880
French Spoliations (Select) December 20, 1826 March 3, 1835
December 18, 1845 March 3, 1847 French Spoliations Prior to 1800
January 9, 1850 August 7, 1854 French Spoliations Prior to 1801
January 5, 1858 June 11, 1860 French Spoliation Claims
Fuel Situation in the Middle West (Special) December 15, 1942 October 5, 1943
Fuels in the Areas West of the Mississippi (Special) December 15, 1942 August 2, 1946
Gasoline and Fuel Oil Shortages (Special) August 28, 1941 December 19, 1944
Geological Survey July 28, 1892 December 15, 1899 Official title: Select Committee to Investigate the Operations of the Geological Survey; Became a standing committee
December 15, 1899 April 18, 1921 Select Committee until December 15, 1899
Georgia and the Creek Indians (Select) February 5, 1827 March 3, 1827
Government Operations March 3, 1952 February 11, 1977 Preceded by Expenditures in Executive Departments; Replaced by Governmental Affairs
Government Organization (Select) January 29, 1937 January 3, 1941 See also Government Organization
Government Printing Office (Select) January 30, 1888 August 23, 1888
Governmental Affairs February 11, 1977 February 17, 2005 Renamed United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
United States Senate Committee on Haiti and Santo Domingo July 27, 1921 June 26, 1922
Harpers Ferry Invasion (Select) December 15, 1859 June 15, 1860 Official title: Inquire into the Facts of the Recent Invasion and Seizure of the United States Armory at Harpers Ferry
July 25, 1861 April 18, 1862
Senator Heflin's Letter on Intermarriages in New York February 7, 1930 March 3, 1931 Official title: Investigate a Certain Letter Written by Senator J. Thomas Heflin]] on Intermarriages in New York. Racially-tinged letter written to journalist Sam H. Reading on October 15, 1929.[18]
Hot Springs (Arkansas) Commission (Special) December 3, 1878 February 19, 1879 Official title: Cause of the Omission of the Clause Relating to the Hot Springs of Arkansas in the Sundry Civil Appropriation Bill[19][20][21]
Human Resources February 11, 1977 March 7, 1979 Preceded by Labor and Public Welfare; Renamed Labor and Human Resources
Illegal Appointments in Civil Service (Select) May 19, 1928 March 3, 1929
Immigration December 12, 1889 January 2, 1947 Transferred to Judiciary
Immigration and Naturalization December 20, 1889 August 18, 1893 Select; Became a standing committee
August 18, 1893 January 2, 1947 Subcommittee on Immigration and Naturalization [3]
Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson (Select) February 25, 1868 February 26, 1868 Official title: Consider and Report on the Message of the House Respecting the Impeachment of the President
Impeachment Trial Investigation (Select) May 27, 1868 November 10, 1868 Official title: Select Commimtee to Investigate in Regard to Alleged Improper Influences on the Impeachment Trial
Impeachment of Robert H. Archbald (Select) July 15, 1912 January 13, 1913 Terminated upon conclusion of the impeachment trial
Impeachment of Harry E. Claiborne (Select) August 14, 1986 October 1, 1986 Known as the Impeachment Trial Committee
Impeachment of Alcee L. Hastings (Select) May 10, 1989 October 20, 1989 Known as the Impeachment Trial Committee
Impeachment of Impeachment of West H. Humphreys (Select) May 8, 1862 May 9, 1862 Official title: Message of the House of Representatives in Relation to the Impeachment of West H. Humphreys
Impeachment of Walter L. Nixon (Select) May 11, 1989 November 3, 1989 Known as the Impeachment Trial Committee
Impeachment of James H. Peck (Select) April 26, 1830 April 27, 1830
Impeachment of Charles Swayne (Select) December 14, 1904 March 3, 1905
Incendiary Publications December 26, 1835 February 4, 1836
Indian Affairs January 3, 1820 January 2, 1947 Transferred to Committee on Public Lands
February 11, 1977 February 24, 1993 Restored as a select committee; Became a standing committee
Indian Contracts Investigation (Select) June 25, 1910 March 3, 1911 Indian Contracts Investigation
Indian Depredations December 12, 1889 April 5, 1893 Select; Became a standing committee
April 5, 1893 April 18, 1921 Preceded by a select committee
Indian Territory (Select) February 12, 1879 May 31, 1880 Removal of Northern Cheyennes to Indian Territory; Official title: Select Committee to Examine into the Circumstances Connected with the Removal of the Northern Cheyennes from the Sioux Reservation to the Indian Territory
June 30, 1906 March 3, 1907 Official title: Select Committee on the Affairs of Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory
Indian Title to Certain Lands (Select) March 4, 1818 March 20, 1818 Official title: Select Committee on the Extinguishment of Indian Title to Certain Lands
Indian Traders (Select) June 3, 1886 March 2, 1889
Indiana Admission to the Union (Select) December 2, 1816 December 16, 1816
Industrial Expositions December 15, 1899 April 18, 1921 Select Committee 1899-1909; Preceded by Select Committee on International Expositions
Intelligence Activities July 27, 1975 May 19, 1976 Church Committee; Replaced by Select Committee on Intelligence
Interior and Insular Affairs 1948 1977 Renamed Energy and Natural Resources
Interior Department Clerical Force (Select) August 24, 1866 May 25, 1866 Official title: Bill S. 282 to Reorganize the Clerical Force in the Department of Interior
Internal Revenue Bureau (Select) March 12, 1924 February 6, 1926 Replaced by Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation
Subcommittee on Internal Security December 21, 1950 1977 Also known as the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee (SISS) or the McCarran Committee]] after Senator Pat McCarran of Nevada]]
International Copyright Law January 22, 1846 August 10, 1846
International Expositions (Select) December 30, 1895 December 15, 1899 Renamed Select Committee on Industrial Expositions; Preceded by Select Committee on the Quadro-Centennial
Interoceanic Canals December 15, 1899 January 2, 1947 Transferred to Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Interstate and Foreign Commerce January 2, 1947 April 13, 1961 Renamed Commerce
Interstate Commerce March 17, 1885 January 18, 1886 Select; Became a standing committee
December 12, 1887 January 2, 1947 Renamed Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Investigate the National Defense Program (Special) March 1, 1941 April 28, 1948 Truman Committee
Investigation and Retrenchment December 14, 1871 March 3, 1873
Irrigation and Reclamation February 14, 1889 December 16, 1891 Official title: Select Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation of Arid Lands; Became a standing committee
December 16, 1891 January 2, 1947
Judiciary subcommittee on Bolshevik Propaganda
Labor and Human Resources March 7, 1979 January 19, 1999 Renamed Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Labor and Public Welfare January 2, 1947 February 11, 1977 Renamed Human Resources
Labor-Management Relations (Select) January 30, 1957 March 31, 1960 Official title: Improper Activities in Labor and Management[22]
Land and Water Policies of the United States (Special) January 25, 1935 June 20, 1936 Official title: Special Committee on the Survey of Land and Water Policies of the United States
Land Commissioners Reports (Select) February 6, 1820 March 3, 1821 Official title: Select Committee on the Reports for Land Commissioners
Law Enforcement Undercover Activities of the Justice Department March 24, 1982 December 15, 1982
Library February 25, 1806 January 2, 1947 Joint Committee from 1806-1844 and from 1861-1882; Senate Committee from 1883-1947; Replaced by Joint Committee on the Library
Lobbying Activities (Select) July 11, 1935 June 16. 1938
Loss of Original Papers of Mark and Richard Bean (Select) January 23, 1854 August 7, 1854
Late Presidential Election Louisiana June 5, 1878 March 1, 1879 [[United States presidential election, 1876| United States presidential election of 1876
Mail Cover on Senators (Special) December 1, 1954 December 3, 1954 Investigating whether mail from Joe McCarthy]] was intercepted or reviewed by anyone to determine either the contents or the identify of correspondents.[2]
Contested Election of 1850 | December 1, 1851 | August 21, 1852 Stephen R. Mallory by David Levy Yulee|David L. Yulee]]
Manufactures February 10, 1825 March 3, 1855
February 10, 1864 January 2, 1947 Restored in 1864
Marquis de La Fayette (Select) January 21, 1824 May 27, 1824 Official title: Resolution Respecting the Marquis de La Fayette]]; visit by the Marquis to the United States.[23]
Memorial of A. B. Quinby (Select) January 26, 1837 February 1, 1837 Official title: Memorial of A. B. Quinby for his Steam Engine Safety Valve
American Association for the Promotion of Science (Select) April 24, 1854 August 7, 1854 Official title: Select Committee on Professor Mitchell's machine for measuring right ascensions and declination
Memorial of the Bank of the United States (Select) January 9, 1832 March 13, 1832
Memorial of Certain Cherokee Claimants (Select) May 30, 1848 August 14, 1848
Memorial of the Citizens of Georgetown (DC) for the Retrocession of that Part of the District (Select) April 10, 1838 July 3, 1838
Memorial of Davis Hatch June 8, 1870 June 25, 1870
Memorial of Duff Green (Select) December 14, 1837 July 9, 1838
Memorial of Edward D. Tippett (Select) February 24, 1838 July 9, 1838
Memorial of Houmas Lands Settlers (Select) January 4. 1860 March 23, 1860 Official title: Memorial of Certain Settlers of the Houmas Lands
Memorials of the Manufacturers Iron (Select) January 27, 1831 March 3, 1831
Memorial of the Legislature of Arkansas (Select) December 17, 1823 March 23, 1824
Memorial on Services Rendered by Carlisle P. Patterson January 11, 1882 August 8, 1882
Memorial of W.T.G. Morton (Select) December 26, 1848 March 3, 1847
Memphis Convention (Select) February 3, 1846 June 26, 1846
Mexican Boundary (Select) August 17, 1852 March 3, 1853 Official title: Investigate Irregularities in Running and Marking the Mexican Boundary
Mexican Boundary Commission (Select) July 8, 1850 September 30, 1850 Official title: Appointment of a Scientific Corps Attached to

the Mexican Boundary Commission

July 26, 1852 August 31, 1852 Official title: Report to the Secretary of Interior Mexican Boundary Commission
Mexican Propaganda (Select) December 9, 1927 January 9, 1929 Investigation whether senators received any bribes from foreign governments to influence official actions.[2]
Mexican Relations (Select) December 11, 1877 June 20, 1878
Mexican Claims Commission (Select) February 25, 1852 March 28, 1854 Official title: Proceedings of the Board of Commissioners on Claims Against Mexico
Michigan and Arkansas' Admission to the Union January 27, 1834 May 3, 1834
Mileage of Members of Congress (Select) January 6, 1830 July 7, 1840 Official title: Establish a Uniform Rule for Computation of Mileage of Members of Congress
Military Affairs December 10, 1816 January 2, 1947 Merged with Armed Services
Military Asylum near Washington, D.C. (Select) April 12, 1858 August 18, 1858
Military Claims Originating in West Virginia (Select) February 5, 1863 February 13, 1863 Official title: Appointment of a Commission to Examine and Decide upon Military Claims Originating in the State of Virginia, West of the Blue Ridge
Militia December 10, 1816 December 16, 1857 Merged with Military Affairs
Mines and Mining March 8, 1865 January 2, 1947 Other sources list date established as December 5, 1865.[1][3][24]
Mississippi's Admission to the Union (Select) December 1, 1817 December 3, 1817
Mississippi Flood Control Project (Select) February 22, 1933 January 5, 1937 Official title: Labor Conditions on the Mississippi Flood Control Project
Mississippi River and Its Tributaries March 19, 1879 April 18, 1921
Mississippi River Levees Reconstruction (Select) June 8, 1866 July 2, 1866
Mississippi River Levee System (Select) June 3, 1870 March 3, 1879 Replaced by Mississippi River and Its Tributaries
Memorial of the Mississippi Territory (Select) January 7, 1817 January 17, 1817
Merchant Marine (Special) February 25, 1938 August 5, 1939 Official title: Investigate Conditions in the Merchant Marine
Mississippi Election Frauds, 1876 March 31, 1876 August 7, 1876
Missouri's Admission to the Union (Select) November 14, 1820 December 13, 1820
Monuments to Deceased Senators (Select) January 20, 1848 August 14, 1848
Munitions Industry April 12, 1934 June 11, 1938 Also known as the Nye Committee]]; Official name: Special Committee on Investigation of the Munitions Industry (See Merchants of Death at Senate.gov)
National Armory and Foundry March 21, 1862 July 17, 1862
National Banks May 24, 1866 July 28, 1866 Select; Restored in 1892 as Failed National Banks (Select)
March 15, 1893 March 22, 1909 Renamed from Failed National Banks; Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921
National Fuels Study (Special) September 11, 1961 April 12, 1962
National Road from Cumberland to Wheeling (Select) December 12, 1822 May 3, 1823
National Telegraph Company (Select) April 5, 1866 July 28, 1866
National University December 10, 1810 March 3, 1817
National Water Resources (Select) April 20, 1959 January 30, 1961
Naval Affairs December 10, 1816 January 2, 1947 Merged with Armed Services
Naval Supplies (Select) January 25, 1864 June 29, 1864
Nicaragua Canal (Select) December 30, 1895 March 3, 1901 Official title: Construction of the Nicaragua Canal
Nicaraguan Claims (Select) February 5, 1879 March 3, 1895
Nine Foot Channel from the Great Lakes to the Gulf (Select) January 25, 1923 February 3, 1925
Nomination of Amos Kendall March 10, 1830 April 27, 1830 Nomination to be United States Postmaster General
Nutrition and Human Needs (Select) July 30, 1968 December 31, 1977 Transferred to Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Occupation of the Columbia River (Select) February 7, 1838 July 9, 1838
Official Conduct (Special) January 18, 1977 March 10, 1977
Ohio-Michigan Boundary (Select) December 14, 1831 March 20, 1832
December 22, 1835 July 4, 1836
Old-Age Pension System (Select) June 20, 1941 December 16, 1942
Omaha Exposition (Select) July 8, 1898 March 3, 1899
Preservation of Order in the Galleries (Select) March 8, 1861 March 8, 1861 Official title: Additional Arrangements for the Preservation of Order in the Galleries
Ordnance and Gunnery (Select) August 2, 1882 March 3, 1883 Renamed Ordnance and War Ships (Select)
Ordnance and Projectiles (Select) August 2, 1882 February 9, 1883 Official title: Heavy Ordnance and Projectiles
Ordnance and War Ships (Select) July 3, 1844 February 8, 1886
Ordnance Stores (Select) February 29, 1872 March 11, 1872 Official title: Investigate all Sales Ordnance Stores by the Government of the United States
Oregon Railroad (Select) June 27, 1848 August 14, 1848
Oregon Territory (Select) December 10, 1838 March 3, 1843
Organization of Congress December 1945 March 4, 1946 Consisted of the Senate members of the Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress
August 26, 1966 October 14, 1968 Operated concurrently with the Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress
Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce May 3, 1950 August 31, 1951 Official title: Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce
Outrages in Southern States (Select) January 19, 1871 March 12, 1873
Overland Mail Service (Select) March 3, 1865 March 3, 1865 Official title: Examine the Condition of the Overland Mail Service
Pacific Islands and Puerto Rico December 15, 1899 February 5, 1920 Renamed Pacific Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Pacific Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands February 5, 1920 April 18, 1921
Pacific Railroad (1861-1873) January 4, 1854 December 22, 1863 Select; Became a standing committee in 1863
December 22, 1863 March 12, 1873 Replaced by Railroads
Pacific Railroads March 15, 1893 April 18, 1921 Separate and distinct from the Committee on the Pacific Railroad
Pacific Railway Commission (Special) January 24, 1888 March 3, 1893
Patent Office December 31, 1835 April 28, 1836 Replaced by Patents and the Patent Office
Patents March 8, 1869 January 2, 1947 Duties moved to United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks [4]
Patents and the Patent Office September 7, 1837 March 8, 1869 Renamed Patents[25]
Peale's Portrait of Washington (Select) January 25, 1825 January 17, 1825
Pensacola Navy Yard Surrender (Select) July 25, 1861 April 18, 1862 Official title: Inquire into the Circumstances of the Surrender of the Pensacola Navy Yard and Destruction of Public Property at the Norfolk Navy Yard and at the Harpers Ferry Armory
Pensions December 10, 1816 January 2, 1947
Petroleum Resources (Special) March 13, 1944 January 31, 1947
Philippines December 15, 1899 April 18, 1921 See also: Lodge Committee, a 1902 investigation by the Committee on the Philippines into war crimes committed during the Philippine-American war
Philippines Economic Condition (Special) June 18, 1934 May 3, 1935 Investigate Economic Activities in the Philippines
Plueropneumonia among Animals (Select) January 19, 1881 March 3, 1881
Letter from Mr. Poindexter (Select) February 21, 1835 March 2, 1835
Political Activities, Lobbying, and Campaign Contributions (Special) February 22, 1956 May 31, 1957
Post Office and Civil Service January 2, 1947 February 11, 1977 Merger of Civil Service and Post Office and Post Roads; Succeeded by Governmental Affairs
Post Office Department (Select) December 5, 1830 March 3, 1831 Official title: Investigation of the Post Office Department
Post Office Leases (Select) April 18, 1930 July 1, 1932
Post Office and Post Roads December 10, 1816 January 2, 1947 Replaced by Post Office and Civil Service
Post-War Economic Policy and Planning (Special) March 12, 1943 February 3, 1947
Potomac River Front (Select) December 13, 1881 March 3, 1911 Official title: Investigate the Potomac River Front Improvement
POW/MIA Affairs (Select) August 2, 1991 January 2, 1993
Preserve Historical Records of the Senate (Special) July 28, 1958 April 2, 1959
Presidential and Senatorial Campaign Expenditures (Special) June 13, 1934 January 10, 1935
Presidential Campaign Activities (Select) February 7, 1973 June 27, 1974 Watergate Committee
Presidential Campaign Expenditures (Special) April 30, 1928 January 21, 1929
President's Message Refusing to Furnish a Paper to Senate (Select) December 19, 1833 June 30, 1834
Printing December 15, 1841 January 2, 1947 Replaced by Joint Committee on Printing; Also listed as a Joint Committee from 1861-1883.[2]
Public Printing Investigation (Select) January 24, 1860 May 31, 1860 Official title: Investigate Public Printing.[26][27][28]
Private Claims Commission (Select) December 18, 1854 March 3, 1855 Establishing a Private Claims Commission
Private Land Claims December 26, 1826 April 18, 1921 Merged with Committee on Claims
Privileges and Elections March 10, 1871 January 2, 1947 Transferred to Rules and Administration
Propaganda Affecting Taxation and Soldiers' Bonus (Select) January 17, 1924 March 3, 1925 Investigate whether “the profiteers of the war are now contributing to defeat the soldiers' adjusted compensation bill by money or influence.”[2]
Propaganda or Money Alleged Used by Foreign Governments (Special) December 9, 1927 January 9, 1929
Protection of Life and Hea1th in Passenger Ships (Select) December 20, 1854 March 3, 1855 See also Select Committee on Sickness on Emigrant Ships
Public Buildings (Select) December 16, 1819 May 15, 1820 [29]
Public Buildings and Grounds December 6, 1838 January 2, 1947 Public Buildings, 1838-1855; joint committee 1856-1883; Transferred to Public Works.[2][30]
Public Distress (Select) June 6, 1894 August 28, 1894
Public Expenditures March 22, 1909 March 3, 1911
Public Health and National Quarantine March 19, 1896 April 18, 1921 Preceded by Epidemic Diseases
Public Lands December 10, 1816 April 18, 1921 Renamed Public Lands and Surveys
January 2, 1947 January 28, 1948 Restored in 1947; Renamed Interior and Insular Affairs
Public Lands and Surveys April 18, 1921 January 2, 1947 Renamed Public Lands
Public Works January 2, 1947 February 11, 1977 Renamed Environment and Public Works)
Publication of the Treaty of Washington (Select) May 12, 1871 May 25, 1871 Official title: Investigate How and by Whom the Treaty of Washington was Made Public
Purchasing Boyd Reilly's Gas Apparatus (Select) May 6, 1834 March 3, 1839
Quadrocentennial (Select) December 12, 1889 March 3, 1895 Renamed Select Committee on International Expositions
Railroads March 12, 1873 April 18, 1921 Preceded by the Committee on the Pacific Railroad
Readjustment of Service Pay (Special) February 16, 1922 March 22, 1922
Reconstruction and Production (Select) April 17, 1920 March 3, 1921 Housing shortage after World War I.[2]
Reconstruction Finance Corporation (Select) July 11, 1932 January 13, 1933
Reduction of Congressional Salaries (Select) December 19, 1820 March 3, 1821
Reforestation (Select) January 22, 1923 January 10, 1924
Remodeling the Senate Chamber July 17, 1945 April 2, 1951 Official title: Reconstruction of Senate Roof and Skylights and Remodeling of Senate Chamber
Removal of Political Disabilities March 20, 1869 March 12, 1873 14th Amendment
Representative Reform (Select) January 13, 1869 March 3, 1869
Retired List for the Army and the Navy (Select) June 12, 1848 August 3, 1848
Retrenchment December 9, 1844 March 12, 1873
Revenue Collections in North Carolina (Special) March 2, 1882 February 12, 1883
Revision of the Laws March 8, 1869 January 14, 1928
Revolutionary Claims December 16, 1832 April 18, 1921 Merged with Claims
Revolutionary Officers (Select) December 18, 1827 May 26, 1828
Rivers and Harbors Convention in Chicago (Select) June 19, 1848 August 14, 1848 Official title: Memorial of the Chicago Convention on the Rivers and Harbors of the United States
Roads and Canals February 8, 1820 January 18, 1830 Select; Became a standing committee
January 18, 1830 March 3, 1857
Letter of Mr. Ruggles (Select) February 22, 1838 April 12, 1838
Rules December 3, 1867 June 23, 1874 Official title: Select Committee to Revise the Rules of the Senate; Became a standing committee
June 23, 1874 January 2, 1947 Renamed Rules and Administration
Sale of Arms to French Agents (Select) February 29, 1872 March 11, 1872
Sale of Public Lands (Select) March 31, 1836 June 15, 1836 Official title: Sale of Public Lands and the Means of preventing Their Monopoly
Violation of the Injunction of Secrecy (Select) April 29, 1844 May 8, 1844
Secret and Confidential Government Documents (Special) August 15, 1972 October 12, 1973 To propose guidelines for handling classified documents submitted to the Senate
Security and Cooperation in Europe (Special) November 18, 1983 1986 Senate committee terminated. See also the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition (Select) January 12, 1987 January 2, 1989 Iran-Contra Committee
Seminole War (Select) December 18, 1818 May 15, 1820
Senate Administrative Services (Select) June 20, 1890 March 3, 1891 Official title: State of the Administrative Service of the Senate
Senate Committee System (Temporary Select) March 31, 1976 February 11, 1977
June 6, 1984 December 14, 1984
Senate Reception Room August 2, 1955 May 1, 1957
Senatorial Campaign Expenditures (Special) May 27, 1938 July 7, 1943 [1]. Byrd lists a similar committee from January 5, 1942 to January 6, 1943.[2]
Senatorial Campaign of 1930 (Select) | April 10, 1930 | December 3, 1931 Related to Senator James Thomas Heflin’s charges of fraud
Senatorial Elections (Select) May 19, 1926 March 22, 1928
Settlement of the Slavery Question (Select) April 19, 1850 September 30, 1850 Known as the Committee of Thirteen.[31] Not listed in Stubbs.[1]
Shiloh National Park (Select) June 13, 1834 June 18, 1834 Official title: Investigate Abuses at Shiloh National Park
Ship Purchase Lobby (Special) February 15, 1915 January 5, 1916
Sickness on Emigrant Ships (Select) December 7, 1853 August 2, 1854 Official title: Consider the Causes and Extent of Sickness on Emigrant Ships]]
Silver (Special) August 16, 1935 August 2, 1946 Also known as the Special Silver Committee
Sioux and Crow Indians (Select) March 2, 1883 March 7, 1884
Slave Trade (Select) December 10, 1816 March 3, 1819
Slavery and the Treatment of Freedmen (Select) January 13, 1864 February 29, 1864
Small Business (Select) February 20, 1950 March 25, 1981 Became a standing committee, Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Smithsonian Institution (Select) April 30, 1846 August 10, 1846
Space and Astronautics (Special) February 6, 1958 March 11, 1959 Replaced by the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences
Standards and Conduct (Select) July 24, 1964 February 11, 1977 Transferred to Committee on Ethics
Standards, Weights, and Measures December 18, 1901 March 22, 1909 Select; Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Preceded by a select committee
Small Business Enterprises(Special) October 8, 1940 February 20, 1950 Also known as Special Committee to Study Problems of American Small Business]]; Replaced by Small Business (Select)
Steel Producing Capacity of the United States (Select) July 3, 1884 March 3, 1885
Tarriff Bill of 1828 (Special) January 2, 1849 March 3, 1849 Official title: Repealing the First Section of the Tariff Bill of 1828
Tariff Commission (Select) March 11, 1926 May 28, 1928
Tariff Regulation (Select) February 25, 1823 March 3, 1923
Tariff Bill (Select) February 13, 1833 March 2, 1833
Taxation of Government Securities and Salaries (Special) June 16, 1938 September 18, 1940
Telepost July 17, 1914 March 4, 1915 Proposal to use the St. Louis]] to Chicago telepost by the U.S. Post Office Department.[2]
Tennessee Tennessee Centennial Exposition May 12, 1896 March 3, 1897
Termination National Emergency (Special) January 6, 1973 December 20, 1974
Territories March 25, 1844 April 18, 1921 Renamed Territories and Insular Possessions
Territories and Insular Possessions April 18, 1921 June 17, 1929 Renamed Territorial and Insular Affairs
Territorial and Insular Affairs June 17, 1929 January 2, 1947 Replaced by Interior and Insular Affairs
Third Degree Ordeal April 30, 1910 August 4, 1911
Thirteen on the Disturbed Condition of the Country (Select) December 18, 1860 December 31, 1860 Also known as the ‘’’Committee of Thirteen’’’
Traffic with Rebels in Texas (Select) January 4, 1871 March 3. 1871 Official title: Investigate Alleged Traffic with Rebels in Texas
Transportation and Sale of Meat Products (Select) May 16, 1888 April 18, 1921
Transportation Routes to the Seaboard December 16, 1872 March 19, 1879 Select; Became a standing committee
March 19, 1879 April 18, 1921
Treasury Department Account Discrepancies (Select) November 19, 1877 April 28, 1880 Official title: Investigate the Books and Accounts of the Treasury Department in Relation to the Discrepancies and Alternations of the Official Report
Treasury Printing Bureau (Select) March 13, 1867 December 2, 1867 Official title: Examine the Management of the Treasury Printing Bureau
Tresspassers upon Indian Lands (Select) December 18, 1905 April 18, 1921
Unemployment and Relief June 10, 1937 January 16, 1939
Unemployment Insurance February 28, 1931 1932
Unemployment Problems (Special) September 12, 1959 March 30, 1960
Vaccination (Select) January 22, 1828 February 21, 1828
Ventilation and Acoustics (Select) December 1903 December 1907
Veterans Bureau Investigation (Select) March 2, 1923 March 3, 1925
Virgin Islands (Select) April 1, 1935 January 20, 1936 Official title: Investigate the Government of the Virgin Islands
Wages and Prices of Commodities (Select) February 9, 1910 June 23, 1910 Official title: Investigate Wages and Prices of Commodities
War Finance Corporation Loans (Select) June 7, 1924 March 9, 1925 Official title: Investigate Certain Loans Made by the War Finance Corporation
Washington City Centennial (Select) December 7, 1898 December 12, 1900
Washington City Charter (Select) June 5, 1840 July 21, 1840 Official title: Modifying the Charter of the City of Washington June 5, 1840
Washington Railway and Electrical Company (Special) April 16, 1917 October 6, 1917 Investigation of the causes of a strike
Weights and Measures (Select) December 10, 1816 March 3, 1817
Whitewater Committee (Special) May 17, 1995 June 18, 1996 Official title: Investigate Whitewater Development Corporation and Related Matters
Wildlife Resources (Special) April 17, 1930 June 1946 Stubbs lists committee as terminating on January 21, 1931.[1]
Woman Suffrage (Select) January 9, 1882 April 18, 1921 Became a standing committee in 1909
Wool Production (Special) July 10, 1935 May 29, 1946 Official title: Investigate the Production, Transportation, and Marketing of Wool
Year 2000 Technology Problem (Special) April 2, 1998 February 29, 2000 [32]

Defunct Joint Committees

Committee Esbablished Terminated Notes
Affairs of the District of Columbia, to Inquire into the February 5, 1874 June 16, 1874
Alcohol in the Arts (Select) June 3, 1896 December 17, 1897
Amending the Constitution on the Election of the President and Vice President January 30, 1854 August 7, 1854
American Shipbuilding (Select) August 7, 1882 December 15, 1882
Armor Plant Costs (Special) June 30, 1914 February 24, 1915
Atomic Energy August 1, 1946 September 30, 1977 Preceded by the Senate Special Committee on Atomic Energy.
United States Congress Joint Committee on Arrangements for the Bicentennial September 5, 1975 October 1, 1976
Aviation Policy Board July 30, 1947 December 31, 1948 [5]
Banking and Currency March 4, 1923 March 3, 1925
Budget Control December 7, 1880 August 8, 1882
Centennial of the Laying of the Capitol Cornerstone, Celebrate the August 17, 1893 August 28, 1894
Centennial of the Telegraph, Commemorate the 1943 1945 78th Congress. [6]
Charities and Reformatory Institutions in the District of Columbia, Investigate June 11, 1896 March 28, 1898
United States Congress Joint Committee on Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Dedication of February 9, 1895 March 26, 1896
Chinese Immigration, Investigate July 17, 1876 February 27, 1877
Civil Service Retirement Act 1925 1927 69th Congress. [7]
Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States, Inquire into the April 10, 1871 February 19, 1872 Investigation of the Ku Klux Klan. [8]
Condition of the States which Formed the So-Called Confederate States, Inquire into the December 13, 1865 June 8, 1866 American Civil War. [9]
Conditions in Alaska, Investigation of March 4, 1911 April 4, 1911
Conditions of Indian Tribes (Special) March 3, 1865 January 28, 1967
Conduct of the War December 10, 1861 June 20, 1865 American Civil War. [10]
Congressional Operations October 26, 1970 February 11, 1977 Functions transferred to the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
Congressional Salaries, Investigate March 4, 1923 May 1, 1924
Construction of a Building for a Museum of History and Technology for the Smithsonian June 28, 1955 September 15, 1965
Control of Aircraft for Seacoast Defense, Investigate March 4, 1929 March 3, 1931
Defense Production September 8, 1950 February 11, 1977
Determine what Employment may be Furnished Federal Prisoners March 2, 1923 December 3, 1923
Dirigible Disasters, Investigate April 20, 1933 June 14, 1933
Disposition of (Useless) Executive Papers February 16, 1889 July 7, 1943 Renamed the Joint Committee on Disposition of Executive Papers.
Joint Committee on Disposition of Executive Papers July 7, 1943 June 23, 1970
District of Columbia Public Parks June 30, 1906 January 15, 1907
Economic Report February 20, 1946 June 18, 1956 Renamed the Joint Economic Committee.
Enrolled Bills July 27, 1789 August 14, 1876 Divided into the House Committee on Enrolled Bills and the Senate Committee on Enrolled Bills.
Eradication of the Mediterranean Fruit Fly August 19, 1940 October 27, 1941
Fiscal Relations between the District of Columbia and the United States (1915) March 3, 1915 January 6, 1916
Fiscal Relations between the District of Columbia and the United States (1922) June 29, 1922 February 24, 1923
Federal Aid in Construction of Post Roads August 24, 1912 November 25, 1914
Federal Reserve System March 4, 1923 March 3, 1925
Ford's Theater Disaster August 18, 1894 February 25, 1897 Preceded by the Senate Select Committee on the Ford Theater Disaster.
Foreign Economic Cooperation] April 3, 1948 March 3, 1950
Forestry June 14, 1938 March 23, 1941
General Parcel Post, to Investigate August 24, 1912 February 12, 1915
Government for the District of Columbia, to Frame a Form of August 14, 1876 January 11, 1877
Government Organization February 3, 1937 August 21, 1937
Harriman Geographic Code System March 4, 1927 February 7, 1929
Hawaii August 21, 1937 February 15, 1938
Housing July 25, 1947 March 15, 1948
High Cost of Living 1919 1921 66th Congress. [11]
Immigration and Nationality Policy June 27, 1952 October 26, 1970
Inaugurating Washington's Statue, Making Arrangement for February 16, 1860 February 25, 1860
Inaugural Ceremonies see note Convened every four years after the quadrennial presidential election. [12]
Interior Department and Forestry Service, to Investigate the January 19, 1910 March 4, 1911
Internal Revenue Taxation February 26, 1926 October 4, 1976 Renamed the Joint Committee on Taxation
Interstate Commerce July 20, 1916 March 3, 1919
Interstate and Foreign Commerce July 20, 1916 March 3, 1919
Labor Management Relations June 23, 1947 April 11, 1949
Code of Laws for the District of Columbia (1832) May 22, 1832 February 14, 1833 Preceded by the Joint Committee to Prepare a Code of Laws for the District of Columbia (1828)
Code of Laws for the District of Columbia, to Prepare a (1828) February 5, 1828 February 12, 1828
Legislative Budget January 2, 1947 January 3, 1971
Muscle Shoals March 13, 1926 June 21, 1926
Navajo-Hopi Indian Administration April 19, 1950 January 6, 1973
Naval Affairs January 12, 1894 August 28, 1894
Naval Personnel January 12, 1894 March 3, 1895
Northern Pacific Railroad Land Grants, Investigation of June 5, 1924 April 19, 1929
Ordnance (Select) March 30, 1867 February 25, 1869
Organization of Congress (1946) December 15, 1944 May 31, 1946 Adoption of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946
Organization of Congress (1965) March 9, 1965 June 28, 1966 Adoption of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970
Organization of Congress (1991) August 6, 1992 November 23, 1993 [13]
Pacific Coast Naval Bases June 4, 1920 December 31, 1920
Pacific Islands, to Study June 18, 1948 December 31, 1948
Pearl Harbor Attack, Investigation of the September 11, 1945 July 16, 1946
Phosphate Resource of the United States, to Investigate June 16, 1938 January 16, 1941
Police and Preservation of the Capital December 12, 1825 December 23, 1825
Postage on 2nd Class Mail Matter and Compensation for Transportation of Mail August 24, 1912 March 3, 1915
Postal Salaries February 28, 1919 March 3, 1921
Postal Service April 24, 1920 February 8, 1924
Railroad Retirement Legislation October 18, 1951 January 9, 1953
Safety of Roofs over Senate and House Wings of the Capitol, Investigate January 13, 1821 February 6, 1821
Readjustment of Service Pay (Special) February 16, 1922 March 22, 1922
Reclassification of Salaries March 1, 1919 March 12, 1920
Reconstruction December 12, 1865 March 3, 1867 Succeeded by the House Select Committee on Reconstruction
Revision of the Laws March 2, 1907 March 15, 1910 Separate from House and Senate committees of the same name
Reduction of Nonessential Federal Expenditures September 20, 1941 July 12, 1974
Reorganization December 29, 1920 June 3, 1924
Reorganization of the Administrative Branch of the Government December 29, 1920 June 3, 1924
Reorganization of the Army June 18, 1878 December 12, 1878
Reorganize the Civil Service in the Departments February 1, 1869 March 3, 1869
Repairs and Furnishings of the Executive Mansion, to Examine the Accounts for March 11, 1867 November 10, 1868
Retrenchment July 19, 1866 March 3, 1871
Revise and Equalize the Pay of the Employees of Each House March 6, 1867 March 3, 1869
Rural Credits March 4, 1915 January 4, 1916 64th Congress. [14]
Salaries of Officers and Employees of the Senate and the House, to Investigate the February 28, 1929 June 14, 1929
San Francisco Disaster January 16, 1854 February 16, 1854
Scientific Bureaus July 7, 1884 June 8, 1886
Second Class Mail Matter June 26, 1906 January 28, 1907
Second Class Mail Matter and Compensation for Rail Mail Service August 24, 1912 December 8, 1914
Selective Service Deferments April 8, 1943 March 31, 1947
Senate Chamber and Hall of the House of Representatives May 10, 1864 February 20, 1865
Smithsonian Bequest February 19, 1844 August 10, 1846
State, War and Navy Department Building August 5, 1882 March 3, 1883
System of Shortime Rural Credits, to Investigate May 31, 1920 June 30, 1922
Tax Evasion and Avoidance June 11, 1937 August 5, 1937 75th Congress. [15]
Temporary National Economics June 16, 1938 March 31, 1941
Tennessee Valley Authority April 5, 1938 April 1, 1939
Transfer of the Indian Bureau June 18, 1878 January 31, 1879
Veterans' Affairs June 30, 1932 May 26, 1933 Restored as House Committee on Veterans' Affairs in 1947 and Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs in 1970.
Washington (DC) Metropolitan Problems August 29, 1957 August 23, 1960
Washington Aqueduct Tunnel, to Investigate Work on the October 9, 1888 February 26, 1889

Further reading

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Walter Stubbs (1985), Congressional Committees, 1789-1982: A Checklist, Greenwood Press  
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Robert Byrd (1992), The Senate: 1789-1989 Historical Statistics 1789-1992, Vol. 4, U.S. Government Printing Office  
  3. ^ a b Chairmen of Senate Standing Committees 1789-presentPDF (290 KB), United States Senate Historical Office. June 2008.
  4. ^ a b Schamel, Charles E.; Mary Rephlo, Rodney Ross, David Kepley, Robert W. Coren, and James Gregory Bradsher. (1989). "Guide to the Records of the United States House of Representatives at the National Archives, 1789-1989: Bicentennial Edition". National Archives and Records Administration. pp. Chapter 22. http://www.archives.gov/legislative/guide/house/table-of-contents-short.html. Retrieved 2009-02-13.  
  5. ^ a b Canon, David T.; Garrison Nelson and Charles Stewart III (2002). Committees in the U.S. Congress: 1789-1946. Vol 4, Select Committees. Washington, DC: CQ Press. ISBN 1-56802-175-5. http://books.google.com/books?id=xQ8bAAAACAAJ.  
  6. ^ Galloway, George B. (1946). Congress at the Crossroads. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co.. pp. 88. http://books.google.com/books?id=cwE7AAAAMAAJ.  
  7. ^ Congressional Quarterly Almanac, 103rd Congress, 1st Session, 1993, Vol. 49, Congressional Quarterly, 1993  
  8. ^ Pennsylvania Governors: Governor Arthur H. James.
  9. ^ H.Res. 6: Adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred Fourth Congress.
  10. ^ H.Res. 5: Adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred Seventh Congress.
  11. ^ Senate Journal. 29th Cong., 1st sess. March 13, 1846, 191
  12. ^ Senate Journal. 29th Cong., 1st sess. March 16, 1846, 194-197
  13. ^ Senate Journal. 37th Cong., 2nd sess. May 6, 1862. 450.
  14. ^ Cong. Globe, 37th Cong., 2nd Sess. 1965 & 2112
  15. ^ Cong. Globe, 31st Cong., 1st Sess. 762-764. (1850)
  16. ^ Bitter Feelings in the Senate Chamber Retrieved on August 20, 2007
  17. ^ Millard Fillmore, 12th Vice President (1849-1850) Retrieved on August 20, 2007
  18. ^ S. T. Joshi (1999), Documents of American Prejudice: An Anthology of Writings on Race from Thomas Jefferson to David Duke, Basic Books  
  19. ^ Rutherford B. Hayes, State of the Union Address December 2, 1878
  20. ^ The HOT SPRINGS of ARKANSAS THROUGH THE YEARS: A CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS. National Park Service 407KBPDF. Retrieved on August 16, 2007
  21. ^ The Hot Springs Commission was authorized by a March 3, 1877 Act of Congress to survey Hot Springs Reservation and settle the remaining land claims of private citizens
  22. ^ "Chapter 18. Records of Senate Select Committees, 1789-1988." In Guide to the Records of the United States Senate at the National Archives, 1789-1989: Bicentennial Edition. (Doct. No. 100-42) Robert W. Coren, Mary Rephlo, David Kepley, and Charles South, eds. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1989.
  23. ^ Resolution of February 4, 1824. Res. 1, 4 Stat. 78
  24. ^ Senate Journal. 39th Cong., Spec. sess. March 8, 1865, 349.
  25. ^ Senate Journal. 41st Cong., 1st sess. March 3, 1869, 16.
  26. ^ Senate Journal. 36th Cong., 1st sess. January 24, 1860 97
  27. ^ Cong. Globe, 36th Cong., 1st Sess. 2491 (1860)
  28. ^ Senate Journal. 36th Cong., 1st sess. May 31, 1860 544.
  29. ^ Annals of Congress 16th Cong., 1st sess., 26
  30. ^ Senate Journal. 25th Cong., 3rd sess. December 6, 1838 27
  31. ^ Senate Journal. 31st Cong., 1st sess. April 19, 1850, 301.[1].
  32. ^ Investigating the Impact of the Year 2000 Problem. S. Prt. 106-10. United States Senate

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The United States Congress has operated with more than 1500 standing, special, select, or joint committees over the years.[1][2][3]

Many committees of these committees are now defunct. In some cases, their responsibilities were merged with other committees. For others, the committee remained in existence, but its name was changed. However, the bulk of committees were eliminated because they served a single purpose or that subject matter no longer merited its own committee.

These lists contain both select and standing committees. When known, the committee's type, years, reason for elimination, and any successor committees are noted. Some committees, such as the myriad "Committee(s) to Investigate," are included in the list alphabetically by the primary subject matter being studied or investigated.

Early select committees were very fluid, serving their established function and then going out of existence. This makes tracking committees difficult, since many committees were known by the date they were created or by a petition or other document that had been referred to them. In a number of instances, the official journal and other congressional publications did not consistently refer to an individual committee by the same title. Though such inconsistencies still appeared during the 20th century, they were less frequent.[4] Therefore, this list does include hundreds of select committees esstablished by Congress during its early years, particularly prior to 1795 and 1816, when a system of permanent standing committees was established in the House of Representatives and the Senate respectively.[5] The majority of these committees were assigned specific legislative bills, but many served merely ceremonial functions.[1]

In the 1st Congress (1789–1791), the House appointed about 220 select over the course of two years.[5] By the 3rd Congress (1793–1795), Congress had three permanent standing committees, the House Committee on Elections, the House Committee on Claims, and the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, but more than 350 select committees.[6] While the modern committee system is now firmly established in both House and Senate procedure, with the rules of each House establishing a full range of permanent standing committees and assigning jurisdiction of all legislative issues among them, select committees continue to be used to respond to unique and difficult issues as the need arises.[4]

Shading key:

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Contents

Defunct House committees

Committee Established Terminated Notes
Alleged Abstraction of Books from the Library of the House (Select) February 14, 1861 February 28, 1861 Investigation of rumors that representatives from southern seceding states had stolen books from the House library.
Alleged Abstraction of a Report from the Clerk's Office (Select) March 3, 1863 March 3, 1863 Investigation into the disappearance of a committee report from the Select Committee on Government Contracts
Accountability of Public Moneys (Select) April 12, 1822 May 8, 1822 Select committee expired
Accounts December 27, 1803 January 2, 1947 Merged with House Administration
Admission to the Floor (Select) June 18, 1886 January 27, 1887 Select committee expired
Affairs with Algiers (Select) February 9, 1808 April 25, 1808 Select committee expired
Aging (Permanent Select) October 8, 1974 October 9, 1992 Terminated at the end of the 102nd Congress. Committee not renewed during the 103rd Congress.[7]
Memorial of the Agricultural Bank of Mississippi (Select) January 7, 1842 April 9, 1842 Memorial requesting forgiveness of a debt to the United States.
Air Accidents (Select) March 6, 1941 January 7, 1943 Select committee expired
Air Services (Select) March 24, 1924 1925 Select committee expired
Alabama’s Admission to the Union (Select) December 7, 1818 March 3, 1819 Select committee expired
Alabama Affairs (Select) December 21, 1874 February 23, 1875 Select committee expired
Alcoholic Liquor Traffic (Select) May 16, 1879 August 18, 1893 Became a standing committee
Alcoholic Liquor Traffic (Standing) August 18, 1893 December 5, 1927 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Alleged Assault on Senator Sumner (Select) May 23, 1856 June 2, 1856 Select committee expired
Amendment to the Constitution (Select) December 17, 1835 February 28, 1837 Amendent related to the Election of President and Vice President; Select committee expired
January 11, 1837 July 9, 1838 Amendment related to the Appointment of Members of Congress to office; Select committee expired
American Colonization Society (Select) January 29, 1827 February 7, 1832 Memorial of the American Colonization Society; Select committee expired
American Retail Federation (Special) April 24, 1935 April 7, 1936 Select committee expired
American Ship building (Select) December 19, 1883 February 12, 1887 Select committee expired
American Sugar Refining Company (Special) May 9, 1911 April 20, 1912 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Anthracite Emergency Program (Special) September 12, 1940 January 3, 1941 Program to stabilize the Pennsylvania coal industry.[8] Not authorized to hold hearings and no appropriations were authorized for it.[1]
Apportionment of Representatives (Select) November 8, 1811 November 20, 1811 Bring a Bill for the Apportionment of Representatives; Select committee expired
December 29, 1820 March 3, 1821 Apportionment of Representatives under the 4th Census; Select committee expired
December 11, 1826 March 3, 1827 Apportionment of Representatives under the Next Census; Select committee expired
December 13, 1841 January 22, 1842 Apportionment of Representatives under the 6th Census; Select committee expired
Arkansas Affairs (Select) May 27, 1874 February 6, 1875 Select committee expired
Arkansas Territory (Select) December 16, 1818 December 21, 1818 Select committee expired
Arkansas Territorial Limits (Select) January 9, 1823 March 3, 1823 Select committee expired
Arms Contracts (Select) January 7, 1824 March 27, 1824 Select committee expired
Arms Exports (Select) February 27, 1809 February 27, 1809 Select committee expired
Army Appropriations Inquiry (Select) December 10, 1819 February 28, 1820 Select committee expired
Army Pay (Select) December 16, 1844 March 3, 1845 Bill to Regulate Army Pay; Select committee expired
Army Regulations (Select) December 6, 1805 April 21, 1806 Select committee expired
Army Supply Contracts (Select) February 3, 1814 April 13, 1814 Select committee expired
Assassinations (Select) February 2, 1977 March 29, 1979 Investigation into the Assassinations of President John. F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; Select committee expired
Assault on the President’s Secretary (Select) April 18, 1828 May 16, 1828 Select committee expired
Establishing an Assay Office in the Gold Region January 4, 1831 April 4, 1834 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Assent of Congress to an Act of the Virginia Legislature (Select) April 8, 1816 April 9, 1816 Select committee expired
Astronautics and Space Exploration (Select) March 5, 1958 July 21, 1958 Select committee expired
Asylum for the Blind (Select) December 12, 1831 December 28, 1831 Select committee expired
Attorney General's Office (Select) December 4, 1816 March 3, 1817 Select committee expired
Investigate the Incorporation of the Baltic States into the U.S.S.R. (Select) July 27, 1953 March 4, 1954 Replaced by the Committee on Communist Aggression (Select)
Bank of the United States (Select) November 30, 1818 January 16, 1819 Conduct and Management of the Bank of the United States; Select committee expired
December 13, 1820 March 7, 1822 Petition of the Bank of the United States; Select committee expired
March 14, 1832 June 25, 1834 United States Bank Affairs; Select committee expired
Banking and Currency March 2, 1865 January 3, 1975 Renamed Banking, Currency, and Housing
Banking, Currency, and Housing January 3, 1975 January 4, 1977 Renamed Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs
Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs January 4, 1977 January 5, 1995 Renamed Banking and Financial Services[9]
Banking and Financial Services January 5, 1995 January 3, 2001 Renamed Financial Services[10]
Banking Memorials (Select) January 20, 1823 February 27, 1823 Memorials of Banking Institutions and Insurance Companies in Charleston, South Carolina, and the Bank of the United States; Select committee expired
Bankrupt Law (Select) July 15, 1861 May 17, 1866 Select committee expired
Bankruptcy (Select) January 1, 1812 July 6, 1812 Establishing a Uniform System of Bankruptcy; Select committee expired
Banks of the District of Columbia (Select) February 19, 1814 March 3, 1817 Select committee expired
December 31, 1835 June 20, 1836 Select committee expired
December 4, 1844 February 25, 1845 Select committee expired
Benefits for Dependents of Armed Services Veterans (Select) August 4, 1954 January 15, 1956 Committee to Investigate and Study Certain Benefits for Surviving Dependents of Deceased Members and Former Members of the Armed Forces; Select committee expired
Berkshire Association (Select) January 29, 1817 February 21, 1817 Select committee expired
Bible Society of Philadelphia (Select) February 24, 1816 March 5, 1816 Select committee expired
Biennial Register (Select) April 28, 1832 June 26, 1834 Select committee expired
Bills of Exchange (Select) January 13, 1826 March 22, 1826 Select committee expired
Bills and Resolutions Introduced in the House (Select) February 10, 1909 March 3, 1909 Select committee expired
Bonus of the National Bank (Select) December 16, 1816 December 23, 1816 Select committee expired
Boundary of the Chickasaw Indians (Select) February 6, 1834 May 6, 1834 Committee to review the True Boundary of the Chickasaw Indians, Between the Tennessee and Mississippi Rivers; Select committee expired
Bounty Land Act of 1850 (Select) December 5, 1850 August 31, 1852 Select committee expired
Bounty Lands Commutation (Select) December 11, 1816 January 11, 1817 Select committee expired
Boynton Investigation (Select) February 8, 1884 July 7, 1884 Select committee expired
British Depredations of the Northern Frontier (Select) January 25, 1832 March 17, 1832 Select committee expired
Brownstown Treaty (Select) January 26, 1820 May 12, 1820 Select committee expired
Conduct of Peter J. Bruin (Select) April 18, 1808 April 21, 1808 Committee investigated the conduct of Peter J. Bruin, one of the Judges of the Superior Court of the Mississippi Territory
Budget (Select) July 31, 1919 October 11, 1919 Select committee expired
Census 1901 1946 Jurisdiction merged into Post Office and Civil Service
Civil Service 1924 1946 Jurisdiction merged into Post Office and Civil Service
Claims 1794 1946 Jurisdiction merged into Judiciary
Coinage, Weights and Measures  ??  ?? Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Commerce and Manufactures 1795 1819 Renamed Commerce
Commerce 1819 1981 Renamed Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Disposition of Executive Papers 1889 1947 Jurisdiction merged into House Administration
District of Columbia 1808 1999 Jurisdiction merged into Government Reform
Economic and Educational Opportunities 1995 1997 Renamed Committee on Education and the Workforce
Education 1883 1947 Merged into Education and Labor
Education and Labor 1867 1883 Split into Education and Labor
1947-1995: Restored as Economic and Educational Opportunities
1997-2007: Renamed Education and the Workforce; Restored in 2007
Elections 1789 1947 Jurisdiction merged into House Administration
Election of the President, Vice President and Representatives in Congress 1893 1947 Jurisdiction merged into House Administration
Engraving 1844 1860 Jurisdiction merged into Printing
Enrolled Bills 1876 1947 Jurisdiction merged into House Administration
Expenditures in the Executive Departments 1927 1952 Created by the merger of several predecessor expenditure committees
Jurisdiction merged into Government Operations
Expenditures in the Agriculture Department 1889 1927 Jurisdiction merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Commerce and Labor Departments 1905 1913 Split between Expenditures in the Commerce Department and Expenditures in the Labor Department
Expenditures in the Commerce Department 1913 1927 Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Interior Department 1860 1927 Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Justice Department 1874 1927 Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Labor Department 1913 1927 Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Navy Department 1816 1927 Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Post Office Department 1816 1927 Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the State Department 1816 1927 Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Treasury Department 1816 1927 Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the War Department 1816 1927 Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures on Public Buildings 1816 1927 Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Flood Control  ??  ?? Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Freedmen's Affairs 1866 1875 Implementation of 14th and 15th Amendments
Government Operations 1952 1999 Moved into Government Reform
Government Reform 1999 2007 Renamed Oversight and Government Reform
Hurricane Katrina (Select) 2005 2006 Select committee expired
Immigration and Naturalization 1893 1946 Moved into Judiciary
Indian Affairs 1821 1946 Moved into Public Lands
Industrial Arts and Expositions  ??  ?? Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Insular Affairs 1899 1946 Cuban affairs moved to Foreign Affairs in 1906
Moved to Public Lands
Interior and Insular Affairs 1951 1993 Moved to Resources
Internal Security 1969 1975 Functions transferred to the Judiciary
International Relations 1975 1979 Renamed Foreign Affairs
Restored 1995–2007
Reverted back to Foreign Affairs
Interstate and Foreign Commerce  ?? 1981 Renamed Energy and Commerce
Invalid Pensions 1831 1946 Terminated
Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran (Select) January 1987 November 1987 Iran-Contra Committee; Select committee expired
Irrigation and Reclamation 1924 1946 Moved to Public Lands
Irrigation of Arid Lands 1893 1924 Renamed Irrigation and Reclamation
Katyn Forest Massacre Investigation (Select) 1951 1952 Select committee expired
Labor 1883 1947 Merged into Education and Labor
Levees and Improvements of the Mississippi River  ??  ?? Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Library  ??  ?? Some functions moved into House Administration. Now Joint Committee on the Library
Manufactures 1819 1911 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Memorials 1929 1947 Moved into House Administration
Merchant Marine and Fisheries 1887 1932 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
1935 1994 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Merchant Marine, Radio and Fisheries 1932 1935 Temporary renaming of Merchant Marine and Fisheries
Mileage 1837 1927 Duties returned to Accounts
Military Affairs 1822 1946 Moved into Armed Services
Military Pensions 1825 1831 Renamed Invalid Pensions
Militia 1835 1911 Moved to Military Affairs
Mines and Mining 1865 1946 Moved to Public Lands
Mississippi Levees  ??  ?? Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Natural Resources 1993 1995 Renamed Resources
2007: Restored
Naval Affairs 1822 1946 Moved into Armed Services
Niagara Ship Canal (Select) on/before 1861 on/after 1861 Select committee expired
Pacific Railroads 1865 1911 Terminated
Patents 1837 1946 Moved into Judiciary
Pensions and Revolutionary War Claims 1813 1825 Renamed Revolutionary Pensions
Pensions 1880 1946 Terminated
Post Office and Civil Service 1946 1999 Moved into Government Reform
Post Office and Post Roads 1808 1946 Moved into Post Office and Civil Service
Printing 1846  ?? Moved into House Administration
Private Land Claims  ??  ?? Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Public Buildings and Grounds  ??  ?? Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Public Expenditures 1814 1880 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Public Lands 1805 1951 Renamed Interior and Insular Affairs
Public Works  ??  ?? Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Railways and Canals  ??  ?? Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Reconstruction (Select)  ??  ?? Select committee expired
Records of Committees Relating to Banking and Currency  ??  ?? Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Reform in the Civil Service 1893 1924 Renamed Civil Service
Resources 1995 2007 Renamed Natural Resources
Revisal and Unfinished Business 1795 1868 Unfinished business duties obsolete, remainder renamed Revision of Laws
Revision of Laws 1868 1946 Moved into Judiciary
Revolutionary Claims 1825 1873 Moved to War Claims
Revolutionary Pensions  ?? 1825 Split between Military Pensions and Revolutionary Claims
Rivers and Harbors  ??  ?? Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Roads  ??  ?? Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Roads and Canals  ??  ?? Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Science 1995 2007 Renamed Science and Technology
Science and Astronautics 1959 1974 Renamed Science and Technology
Science and Technology 1974 1987 Renamed Committee on Science, Space and Technology (Restored in 2007)
Science, Space and Technology 1987 1995 Renamed Committee on Science
Territories 1825 1946 Moved to Public Lands
Un-American Activities 1945 1969 Also called HUAC or HCUA. Became Internal Security
Uniform System of Coinage, Weights and Measures  ??  ?? Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Ventilation and Acoustics 1893 1911 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Voting Irregularities of August 2, 2007 (Select) August 3, 2007 January 3, 2009 Select committee expired
War Claims 1873 1946 Moved into Judiciary
Water Power (Special) 1918 1921 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Woman Suffrage 1917 1927 Implementation of the 19th Amendment
World War Veterans' Legislation  ??  ?? Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Committee Established Terminated Notes

Defunct Senate committees

Committee Established Terminated Notes
Committee of the Whole 1789 1986 A parliamentary device used by the Senate to consider issues as a body. Used extensively prior to the creation of standing committees in 1816.[1]
Accounts of James Monroe (Select) February 8, 1831 February 11, 1831 Select committee expired
Additional Accommodations for the Library of Congress (Select) March 3, 1881 April 18, 1921 Select committee expired
Aeronautical and Space Sciences July 24, 1958 February 11, 1977 Replaced by Commerce, Science and Transportation
Agriculture December 9, 1825 March 3, 1857 Restored in 1863
March 6, 1863 February 5, 1884 Renamed Agriculture and Forestry
Agriculture and Forestry February 5, 1884 February 11, 1977 Renamed Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
Agricultural Labor Shortages in the West (Special) October 24, 1942 December 16, 1942 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Air Mail and Ocean Mail Contracts (Special) February 24, 1933 June 30, 1936 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Alabama Land Purchase (Select) February 4, 1828 May 26, 1828 Official title: Memorial of the State of Alabama to Purchase Certain Public Lands from Within the State; Select committee expired
Alaska Railroad (Special Select) July 1, 1930 December 4, 1933 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Alien Property Custodian's Office (Select) July 3, 1926 March 3, 1927 Select committee expired
Alter and Improve Senate Chamber (Select) May 19, 1860 August 6, 1861 Select committee expired
Amending the Constitution on the Election of the President and Vice President (Select) March 15, 1830 March 3, 1831 Select committee expired
Amendments to the Constitution (Select) November 23, 1820 March 3, 1825 Official title: Proposed Amendments to the Constitution; Select committee expired
June 2, 1834 June 30, 1834 Official title: Resolution to Amend the Constitution; Select committee expired
February 27, 1861 February 28, 1861 Official title: Certain Amendments Proposed to the Constitution by the Convention held in Washington City; Select committee expired
American Colonization Society February 29, 1820 May 15, 1820 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Aquatic Life January 3, 1938 January 3, 1940 Official title: Conservation and Utilization of Aquatic Life[2]
Armed Strikebreakers (Select) August 2, 1892 February 10, 1893 Official title: Investigate Armed Bodies of Men for Private Purposes; Pinkerton Detective Force; Select committee expired
Assault on Charles Sumner May 23, 1856 May 28, 1856 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Atomic Energy (Select) October 22, 1945 August 1, 1946 Replaced by the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy
Atmospheric Telegraph Between Washington and Baltimore (Select) February 23, 1854 August 7, 1854 Proposal for a Pneumatic tube delivery system; Select committee expired
Attorney General Harry M. Daugherty (Select) March 3, 1924 March 4, 1925 Select committee expired
Attorney General's Office December 10, 1816 March 3, 1817 Official title: Establishing an Additional Executive Office of the Attorney General
Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses of the Senate November 4, 1807 January 2, 1947 Replaced by Rules and Administration. No mention of committee in 1809.[2]
Bank Note Circulation (Select) February 27, 1840 July 21, 1840 Official title: Committee on the expediency of an amendment to the Constitution in Relation to the Circulation of Bank Notes and other Paper Currency; Select committee expired
Banking and Currency May 22, 1913 October 26, 1970 Renamed Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Bankruptcy (Select) December 8, 1826 March 3, 1827 Official title: Establishing a Uniform System of Bankruptcy; Select committee expired
June 8, 1840 July 21, 1840 Official title: Bills to Establish a Uniform System of Bankruptcy throughout the United States; Select committee expired
Bankruptcy and Receivership (Special) June 13, 1933 May 29, 1936 Official title: Special Committee to Investigate Receivership and Bankruptcy Proceedings in the Courts of the United States
Banks Expedition (Select) December 22, 1862 February 9, 1863 Official title: Inquire and Report in Regard to the Chartering of Transport Vessels for the Banks Expedition; Select committee expired
Banks in Which Deposits Have Been Made (Select) December 24, 1824 March 3, 1825 Official title: Liquidation of the Balances Due from Banks in Which Deposits Have Been Made
Banks of the District of Columbia (Select) December 17, 1857 June 14, 1858 Select committee expired
Bribery Attempts Investigation (Special) May 17, 1894 August 2, 1894 Official title: to Investigate Attempts at Bribery During the Consideration of the Tariff Bill
Budget (Special) July 14, 1919 April 13, 1920 See Committee on the Budget
Cabinet Officers on the Floor of the Senate (Select) December 7, 1880 August 8, 1882 Select committee expired
California's Admission to the Union January 24, 1849 March 3, 1850 Stubbs Lists the committee through September 30, 1850, but there is no record of it existing during the 31st Congress.[1] See the Committee of Thirteen for the Settlement of the Slavery Question
Campaign Expenditures (Special) June 17, 1924 February 12, 1925 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Campaign Expenditures (Select) December 5, 1932 December 21, 1933 Investiate Campaign Expenditures of Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates and Candidates for the United States Senate.[2]
Campaign Expenditures Investigation (Special) January 3, 1935 January 3, 1941 [2]
Campaign Expenditures, 1944 March 30, 1944 March 15, 1945 Official title: Presidential, Vice-Presidential, and Senate Campaign Expenditures in 1944
Campaign Expenditures, 1946 January 14, 1946  ?? [2]
Canadian Relations July 31, 1888 January 13, 1892 Select; Became a standing committee
January 13, 1892 April 18, 1921 Merged with Foreign Relations
Catlin's Collection of Indian Scenes, Purchase of February 3, 1852 June 23, 1852 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Censure Charges against Senator McCarthy (Select) August 2, 1954 December 2, 1954 Terminated on passage of a motion to censure Senator Joseph McCarthy
Census December 12, 1887 April 18, 1921 Preceded by various select committees
Seventh Census (Select) December 14, 1848 June 28, 1852 Select committee expired
Ninth Census (Select) January 29, 1869 March 3, 1869 Select committee expired
Tenth Census (Select) April 4, 1878 March 3, 1887 Replaced by the Committee on the Census
Centennial of the Constitution and the Discovery of America (Select) July 31, 1889 March 3, 1889 Replaced with the Select Committee on the Quadro-Centennial
Centralization of Heavy Industry in the United States (Special) December 21, 1943 December 19, 1944 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Charges Against Benjamin Stark (Select) March 18, 1862 April 22, 1862 Select committee expired
Charges Against Burton K. Wheeler (Select) April 9, 1924 May 19, 1924 Investigation into Senator Burton Wheeler for acting as an attorney in cases to which the U.S. was a party.[2]; Select committee expired
Charges Against Senator Powell Clayton (Select) January 9, 1872 February 26, 1873 Select committee expired
Senator Pomeroy (Select) February 10, 1873 March 3, 1873 Charges of election bribes against Senator Samuel C. Pomeroy]]; Select committee expired
Charges of Corruption Contained in the Daily Times (Select) March 12, 1846 March 16, 1846 Charges of corruption against the Senate related to the U.S.-British Oregon boundary dispute]] that were printed by the Daily Times in Washington, D.C. on 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 1846.[11][12]; Select committee expired
Cherokee Nation's Complaints of Invasion of their Territory (Select) August 5, 1892 March 3, 1893 Select committee expired
Circulation of Bank Notes in the District of Columbia (Select) January 9, 1860 January 17, 1860 Official title: Bill to Prohibit the Issue and Circulation of Bank Notes in the District of Columbia; Select committee expired
Civil Service April 18, 1921 January 2, 1947 Replaced by Post Office and Civil Service
Civil Service and Retrenchment December 4, 1873 April 18, 1921 Renamed Civil Service
Civil Service Commission Examining Division (Select) January 19, 1922 July 25, 1922 Official title: Investigate the Examining Division of the Civil Service Commission
Civil Service Laws (Special) April 1, 1938 January 25, 1945 Official title: Special Committee to Investigate Administration and Operation of Civil Service Laws and the Classification Act of 1923
Civil Service Operations (Select) March 13, 1888 March 3, 1889 Select committee expired
Civil Service System (Special) April 1, 1938 January 3, 1941 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Claims December 10, 1816 January 2, 1947 Jurisdiction transferred to Judiciary and United States Court of Federal Claims
Clerical Assistance to Senators (Select) January 26, 1917 March 3, 1917 Select committee expired
Coast and Insular Survey December 15, 1899 April 18, 1921 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Coast Defenses March 13, 1885 April 18, 1921 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Coins (Select) December 10, 1929 December 15, 1830 Select committee expired
Coins, Weights and Measures (Select) May 18, 1866 July 16, 1866 Select committee expired
Commerce December 12, 1825 January 2, 1947 Transferred to Interstate and Foreign Commerce; Restored in 1961
April 13, 1961 February 11, 1977 Replaced by Commerce, Science and Transportation
Commerce and Manufactures December 10, 1816 December 12, 1825 Split into Commerce and Manufactures
Compensation (Select) June 26, 1866 July 2, 1866 Select committee expired
Compensation of Congress (Select) December 11, 1816 March 3, 1817 Official title: Resolution to Amend the Constitution on Compensation of Congress; Select committee expired
United States Senate Select Committee on Compensation of Members of Congress (Select) December 9, 1816 February 6, 1817 Official title: Repealing or Modifying a Law on Compensation of Members of Congress; Select committee expired
Compensation of Senate Employees (Select) March 30, 1885 December 7, 1885 Select committee expired
January 6, 1954  ?? Date as listed in the Congressional Directory, 83rd Congress, 2nd Session.[2]
Comptroller William Medill (Select) June 1, 1860 June 12, 1860 Official title: Select Committee in Relation to the First Comptroller, William Medill; Select committee expired
Conservation of National Resources March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Confiscation of Rebel Property (Select) May 6, 1862 May 14, 1862 Official title: Committee on S. 151 to Confiscate Property and Free the Slaves of Rebels.[13] Considered various bills related to confiscation of property.[14]; Select committee expired
Constitution of the State of Alabama December 6, 1819 May 15, 1820 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Constitution of the State of Arkansas March 14, 1835 July 4, 1836 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Contribution Investigation (Select) February 7, 1956 March 29, 1956 Investigation into use of political contributions to influence the vote of a senator on a particular bill.[2]; Select committee expired
Corporations Organized in the District of Columbia July 27, 1892 March 19, 1896 Select; Became a standing committee
March 19, 1896 April 18, 1921 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Counting the Electoral Vote (Select) December 18, 1876 March 3, 1877 United States presidential election of 1876; Select committee expired
Court Reorganization and Judicial Procedure (Special) August 6, 1937 August 5, 1939 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Credentials of the Honorable John M. Niles (Select) April 30, 1844 May 16, 1844 Select committee expired
Crop Insurance (Select) September 9, 1922 March 3, 1923 Select committee expired
Cuban Relations December 15, 1899 April 18, 1921 Merged with Foreign Relations
Danger of Steam Vessels (Select) December 6, 1837 July 9, 1838 Select committee expired
Debt Imprisonment Abolition (Select) January 21, 1823 March 3, 1829 Official title: Abolishing Imprisonment for Debt; Select committee expired
Debts of the States January 8, 1840 July 21, 1840 Official title: Assumption by the General Government of the Debts of the States
Depreciation of Foreign Currencies (Select) April 12, 1932 March 3, 1933 Official title: Investigation of Depreciation of Foreign Currencies; Select committee expired
Disorder in the Senate of April 17, 1850 April 17, 1850 September 30, 1850 Fight between Senator Foote and Senator Benton Congressional[15][16][17]
Disarmament (Select)  ??  ?? Select committee expired
Disposition of Useless Papers in the Executive Departments March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Byrd first lists it in December 1903.[2] Preceded by the Examination and Disposition of Documents (Select)
Distilled Spirit Tax Bill (Select) May 4, 1882 August 8, 1882 Select committee expired
Distributing Public Revenue Among the States (Select) December 14 , 1826 March 3, 1813 Select committee expired
District of Columbia December 18, 1816 February 11, 1977 Functions transferred to Governmental Affairs
District of Columbia Public School System (Select) February 24, 1920 May 26, 1920 Official title: Investigate the Public School System of the District of Columbia; Select committee expired
District of Columbia Excise Board (Select) January 26, 1915 March 4, 1915 Select committee expired
Dueling (Select) February 25, 1831 March 3, 1831 Select committee expired
Duties on Imports (Select) January 23, 1861 February 1, 1861 Official title: Bill (H.R. 338) to Provide for the Payment of Outstanding Treasury Notes, to Authorize and Loan, and t o Regulate and Fix the Duties on Imports; Select committee expired
Education January 28, 1869 February 14, 1870 Renamed Education and Labor
Education and Labor February 14, 1870 January 2, 1947 Functions transferred to Labor and Public Welfare
Education and Labor Subcommittee Investigating Violations of Free Speech and the Rights of Labor 1936 1941 Also known as the LaFollette Civil Liberties Committee or La Follette Committee
Education and Labor Subcommittee on Wartime Health and Education 1943 1946 [2]
Efficiency of the Army Efficiency (Select) July 6, 1861 August 6, 1861 Review of a bill numbered S. 4 to promote efficiency of the Army; Select committee expired
Elections of 1878 (Select) December 17, 1878 March 3, 1881 Official title: Inquire into Alleged Frauds and Violence in the Elections of 1878]]; Select committee expired
Election of William Lorimer (Select) June 7, 1911 May 20, 1912 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Eligibility of James Shields (Select) March 6, 1849 March 15, 1849 Official title: Eligibility of the Honorable James Shields to a Seat in the Senate; Select committee expired
Emigrant Route and Telegraphic Line to California (Select) January 20, 1853 March 3, 1853 Official title: Protection of the Emigrant Route and a Telegraphic Line from Missouri to California and Oregon; Select committee expired
Emigration of Negroes from the South to North December 19, 1879 June 1, 1880 Official title: Investigate the Causes Which Have Led to the Emigration of Negroes from the Southern to the Northern States
Employment of a Fiscal Agent June 3], 1941 July 21, 1841 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Engrossed Bills March 9, 1875 April 18, 1921 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Enrolled Bills March 9, 1875 January 2, 1947 Preceded by the [[United States Congress Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills|Enrolled Bills (Joint); Transferred to Rules and Administration
Epidemic Diseases (Select) December 4, 1878 December 12, 1887 Select; Became a standing committee
December 12, 1887 March 19, 1896 Preceded by a select committee; Renamed Public Health and National Quarantine
Equal Educational Opportunity (Select) February 19, 1970 January 6, 1973 Select committee expired
Establish a University of the United States June 2, 1890 March 19, 1896 Select; Became a standing committee
March 19, 1896 April 18, 1921 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Establishing Branches of the Mint (Select) February 5, 1835 February 10, 1835 Select committee expired
Ether Discovery (Select) January 5, 1853 February 19, 1853 Select committee expired
Examination and Disposition of Documents (Select) June 15, 1906 March 22, 1909 Replaced by the Disposition of Useless Papers in the Executive Departments
Examine the Several Branches in Civil Service (Select) December 8, 1875 January 21, 1884 Select; Became a standing committee
January 21, 1884 April 21, 1921 Preceded by a select committee
Execution without Trial in France (Special) November 4, 1921 March 1, 1923 Investigating the conduct of officers of the Army related to punishment of enlisted men during World War I
Executive Agencies of the Government February 24, 1936 January 16, 1938 Official title: Investigation of Executive Agencies of the Government. Reported the Reorganization Act of 1939.
Executive Departments Methods (Select) March 3, 1887 March 28, 1889 Official title: Methods of Business of the Executive Departments Methods; Select committee expired
Executive Patronage (Select) January 7, 1835 February 9, 1835 Select committee expired
Expedition of John C. Fremont (Select) June 26, 1848 August 9, 1848 Select Committee on Publication of the Results of the Exploring Expedition of John C. Fremont; Select committee expired
Expenditures in the Department of Agriculture December 17, 1907 March 22, 1909 Select; Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Department of Commerce June 24, 1914 April 18, 1921 Formed from Expenditures in the Department of Commerce and Labor; Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Department of Commerce and Labor April 5, 1912 June 24, 1914 Split into Expenditures in the Department of Commerce and Expenditures in the Department of Labor
Expenditures in Executive Departments December 15, 1899 December 17, 1907 Official title: Organization, Conduct, and Expenditures of the Executive Departments; Replaced by Select Committee on Expenditures in the State Department on July 1, 1908
April 18, 1921 March 3, 1952 Preceded by several individual select committees; Renamed Government Operations
Expenditures in the Interior Department December 17, 1907 March 22, 1909 Select; Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Department of Justice December 17, 1907 March 22, 1909 Select; Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Department of Labor June 24, 1914 April 18, 1921 Formed from Expenditures in the Department of Commerce and Labor; Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Navy Department December 17, 1907 March 22, 1909 Select; Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Post Office Department December 22, 1909 April 21, 1921 Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures of Public Money January 21, 1884 1889 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Expenditures in the Department of State December 17, 1907 March 22, 1909 Select; Preceded by Organization, Conduct, and Expenditures of the Executive Departments; Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Treasury Department December 17, 1907 December 22, 1909 Select; Became a standing committee
December 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the War Department December 17, 1907 December 22, 1909 Select; Became a standing committee
December 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Ex-servicemen Bureaus and Agencies June 9, 1921 February 17, 1923 Official title: Investiqate Bureaus and Agencies Dealing with the Welfare of Ex-servicemen
Evidence Affecting Certain members of the Senate (Select) February 4, 1873 February 27, 1873 Select committee expired
Failed National Banks (Select) June 2, 1892 March 15, 1893 Renamed Select Committee on National Banks
Fire Engines, Purchase of (Select) December 13, 1820 March 3, 1821 Select committee expired
Fiscal Affairs of the Government (Special) February 13, 1941 December 16, 1942 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Fiscal Corporation of the United States (Select) August 24, 1841 February 21, 1842 Select committee expired
Fisheries January 11, 1884 April 18, 1921 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Fishing Bounties and Allowances (Select) March 30, 1840 April 10, 1840 Official title: Character and Origin of Fishing Bounties and Allowances; Select committee expired
Five Civilized Tribes of Indians December 21, 1887 March 22, 1909 Select; Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Florida and Its Admission to the Union February 12, 1840 July 1, 1840 Official title: Division of Florida and Its Admission to the Union
Ford Theater Disaster (Select) December 14, 1893 August 28, 1894 Merged with the Joint Committee on the Ford's Theater Disaster
Foreign Aid Program (Special) July 11, 1956 August 30, 1957 Official title: to Study the Foreign Aid Program
Select Committee on Forest Reservations March 15, 1893 March 19, 1896 Replaced by Forest Reservations and the Protection of Game
Select Committee on Forest Reservations in California (Select) July 28, 1892 March 15, 1893 Replaced by Select Committee on Forest Reservations
Forest Reservations and the Protection of Game March 19, 1896 April 18, 1921 Combined with Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
Freedman's Savings and Trust Company (Select) April 7, 1879 April 2, 1880 Select committee expired
French Spoliations (Select) December 20, 1826 March 3, 1835 Select committee expired
December 18, 1845 March 3, 1847 French Spoliations prior to 1800
January 9, 1850 August 7, 1854 French Spoliations prior to 1801
January 5, 1858 June 11, 1860 French Spoliation claims
Fuel Situation in the Middle West (Special) December 15, 1942 October 5, 1943 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Fuels in the Areas West of the Mississippi (Special) December 15, 1942 August 2, 1946 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Gasoline and Fuel Oil Shortages (Special) August 28, 1941 December 19, 1944 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Geological Survey July 28, 1892 December 15, 1899 Official title: Select Committee to Investigate the Operations of the Geological Survey; Became a standing committee
December 15, 1899 April 18, 1921 Select Committee until December 15, 1899
Georgia and the Creek Indians (Select) February 5, 1827 March 3, 1827 Select committee expired
Government Operations March 3, 1952 February 11, 1977 Preceded by Expenditures in Executive Departments; Replaced by Governmental Affairs
Government Organization (Select) January 29, 1937 January 3, 1941 See also Government Organization; Select committee expired
Government Printing Office (Select) January 30, 1888 August 23, 1888 Select committee expired
Governmental Affairs February 11, 1977 February 17, 2005 Renamed United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
United States Senate Committee on Haiti and Santo Domingo July 27, 1921 June 26, 1922 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Harpers Ferry Invasion (Select) December 15, 1859 June 15, 1860 Official title: Inquire into the Facts of the Recent Invasion and Seizure of the United States Armory at Harpers Ferry; Select committee expired
July 25, 1861 April 18, 1862 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Senator Heflin's Letter on Intermarriages in New York February 7, 1930 March 3, 1931 Official title: Investigate a Certain Letter Written by Senator J. Thomas Heflin]] on Intermarriages in New York. Racially-tinged letter written to journalist Sam H. Reading on October 15, 1929.[18]
Hot Springs (Arkansas) Commission (Special) December 3, 1878 February 19, 1879 Official title: Cause of the Omission of the Clause Relating to the Hot Springs of Arkansas in the Sundry Civil Appropriation Bill[19][20][21]
Human Resources February 11, 1977 March 7, 1979 Preceded by Labor and Public Welfare; Renamed Labor and Human Resources
Illegal Appointments in Civil Service (Select) May 19, 1928 March 3, 1929 Select committee expired
Immigration December 12, 1889 January 2, 1947 Transferred to Judiciary
Immigration and Naturalization December 20, 1889 August 18, 1893 Select; Became a standing committee
August 18, 1893 January 2, 1947 Subcommittee on Immigration and Naturalization [3]
Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson (Select) February 25, 1868 February 26, 1868 Official title: Consider and Report on the Message of the House Respecting the Impeachment of the President; Select committee expired
Impeachment Trial Investigation (Select) May 27, 1868 November 10, 1868 Official title: Select Commimtee to Investigate in Regard to Alleged Improper Influences on the Impeachment Trial; Select committee expired
Impeachment of Robert H. Archbald (Select) July 15, 1912 January 13, 1913 Terminated upon conclusion of the impeachment trial; Select committee expired
Impeachment of Harry E. Claiborne (Select) August 14, 1986 October 1, 1986 Known as the Impeachment Trial Committee; Select committee expired
Impeachment of Alcee L. Hastings (Select) May 10, 1989 October 20, 1989 Known as the Impeachment Trial Committee; Select committee expired
Impeachment of Impeachment of West H. Humphreys (Select) May 8, 1862 May 9, 1862 Official title: Message of the House of Representatives in Relation to the Impeachment of West H. Humphreys; Select committee expired
Impeachment of Samuel B. Kent (Select) June 24, 2009[22] July 22, 2009[23] Known as the Impeachment Trial Committee; Select committee expired
Impeachment of Walter L. Nixon (Select) May 11, 1989 November 3, 1989 Known as the Impeachment Trial Committee; Select committee expired
Impeachment of James H. Peck (Select) April 26, 1830 April 27, 1830 Select committee expired
Impeachment of Charles Swayne (Select) December 14, 1904 March 3, 1905 Select committee expired
Incendiary Publications December 26, 1835 February 4, 1836 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Indian Affairs January 3, 1820 January 2, 1947 Transferred to Committee on Public Lands
February 11, 1977 February 24, 1993 Restored as a select committee; Became a standing committee
Indian Contracts Investigation (Select) June 25, 1910 March 3, 1911 Indian Contracts Investigation; Select committee expired
Irrigation and Reclamation February 14, 1889 December 16, 1891 Official title: Select Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation of Arid Lands; Became a standing committee
April 5, 1893 April 18, 1921 Preceded by a select committee
Indian Territory (Select) February 12, 1879 May 31, 1880 Removal of Northern Cheyennes to Indian Territory; Official title: Select Committee to Examine into the Circumstances Connected with the Removal of the Northern Cheyennes from the Sioux Reservation to the Indian Territory; Select committee expired
June 30, 1906 March 3, 1907 Official title: Select Committee on the Affairs of Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory
Indian Title to Certain Lands (Select) March 4, 1818 March 20, 1818 Official title: Select Committee on the Extinguishment of Indian Title to Certain Lands; Select committee expired
Indian Traders (Select) June 3, 1886 March 2, 1889 Select committee expired
Indiana Admission to the Union (Select) December 2, 1816 December 16, 1816 Select committee expired
Industrial Expositions December 15, 1899 April 18, 1921 Select Committee 1899–1909; preceded by Select Committee on International Expositions
Intelligence Activities July 27, 1975 May 19, 1976 Church Committee; Replaced by Select Committee on Intelligence
Interior and Insular Affairs 1948 1977 Renamed Energy and Natural Resources
Interior Department Clerical Force (Select) August 24, 1866 May 25, 1866 Official title: Bill S. 282 to Reorganize the Clerical Force in the Department of Interior; Select committee expired
Internal Revenue Bureau (Select) March 12, 1924 February 6, 1926 Replaced by Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation
Subcommittee on Internal Security December 21, 1950 1977 Also known as the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee (SISS) or the McCarran Committee]] after Senator Pat McCarran of Nevada]]
International Copyright Law January 22, 1846 August 10, 1846 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
International Expositions (Select) December 30, 1895 December 15, 1899 Renamed Select Committee on Industrial Expositions; Preceded by Select Committee on the Quadro-Centennial
Interoceanic Canals December 15, 1899 January 2, 1947 Transferred to Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Interstate and Foreign Commerce January 2, 1947 April 13, 1961 Renamed Commerce
Interstate Commerce March 17, 1885 January 18, 1886 Select; Became a standing committee
December 12, 1887 January 2, 1947 Renamed Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Investigate the National Defense Program (Special) March 1, 1941 April 28, 1948 Truman Committee
Investigation and Retrenchment December 14, 1871 March 3, 1873 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Irrigation and Reclamation February 14, 1889 December 16, 1891 Official title: Select Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation of Arid Lands; Became a standing committee
December 16, 1891 January 2, 1947 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Judiciary subcommittee on Bolshevik Propaganda  ??  ?? Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Labor and Human Resources March 7, 1979 January 19, 1999 Renamed Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Labor and Public Welfare January 2, 1947 February 11, 1977 Renamed Human Resources
Labor-Management Relations (Select) January 30, 1957 March 31, 1960 Official title: Improper Activities in Labor and Management[24]; Select committee expired
Land and Water Policies of the United States (Special) January 25, 1935 June 20, 1936 Official title: Special Committee on the Survey of Land and Water Policies of the United States
Land Commissioners Reports (Select) February 6, 1820 March 3, 1821 Official title: Select Committee on the Reports for Land Commissioners
Law Enforcement Undercover Activities of the Justice Department March 24, 1982 December 15, 1982 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Library February 25, 1806 January 2, 1947 Joint Committee from 1806–1844 and from 1861–1882; Senate Committee from 1883–1947; replaced by Joint Committee on the Library
Lobbying Activities (Select) July 11, 1935 June 16. 1938 Select committee expired
Loss of Original Papers of Mark and Richard Bean (Select) January 23, 1854 August 7, 1854 Select committee expired
Late Presidential Election Louisiana June 5, 1878 March 1, 1879 [[United States presidential election, 1876| United States presidential election of 1876
Mail Cover on Senators (Special) December 1, 1954 December 3, 1954 Investigating whether mail from Joe McCarthy]] was intercepted or reviewed by anyone to determine either the contents or the identify of correspondents.[2]
Contested Election of 1850 December 1, 1851 August 21, 1852 Contested election of Stephen R. Mallory by David L. Yulee
Manufactures February 10, 1825 March 3, 1855 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
February 10, 1864 January 2, 1947 Restored in 1864
Marquis de La Fayette (Select) January 21, 1824 May 27, 1824 Official title: Resolution Respecting the Marquis de La Fayette]]; visit by the Marquis to the United States.[25]; Select committee expired
Memorial of A. B. Quinby (Select) January 26, 1837 February 1, 1837 Official title: Memorial of A. B. Quinby for his Steam Engine Safety Valve; Select committee expired
American Association for the Promotion of Science (Select) April 24, 1854 August 7, 1854 Official title: Select Committee on Professor Mitchell's machine for measuring right ascensions and declination; Select committee expired
Memorial of the Bank of the United States (Select) January 9, 1832 March 13, 1832 Select committee expired
Memorial of Certain Cherokee Claimants (Select) May 30, 1848 August 14, 1848 Select committee expired
Memorial of the Citizens of Georgetown (DC) for the Retrocession of that Part of the District (Select) April 10, 1838 July 3, 1838 Select committee expired
Memorial of Davis Hatch June 8, 1870 June 25, 1870 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Memorial of Duff Green (Select) December 14, 1837 July 9, 1838 Select committee expired
Memorial of Edward D. Tippett (Select) February 24, 1838 July 9, 1838 Select committee expired
Memorial of Houmas Lands Settlers (Select) January 4. 1860 March 23, 1860 Official title: Memorial of Certain Settlers of the Houmas Lands; Select committee expired
Memorials of the Manufacturers Iron (Select) January 27, 1831 March 3, 1831 Select committee expired
Memorial of the Legislature of Arkansas (Select) December 17, 1823 March 23, 1824 Select committee expired
Memorial on Services Rendered by Carlisle P. Patterson January 11, 1882 August 8, 1882 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Memorial of W.T.G. Morton (Select) December 26, 1848 March 3, 1847 Select committee expired
Memphis Convention (Select) February 3, 1846 June 26, 1846 Select committee expired
Mexican Boundary (Select) August 17, 1852 March 3, 1853 Official title: Investigate Irregularities in Running and Marking the Mexican Boundary; Select committee expired
Mexican Boundary Commission (Select) July 8, 1850 September 30, 1850 Official title: Appointment of a Scientific Corps Attached to the Mexican Boundary Commission; Select committee expired
July 26, 1852 August 31, 1852 Official title: Report to the Secretary of Interior Mexican Boundary Commission
Mexican Propaganda (Select) December 9, 1927 January 9, 1929 Investigation whether senators received any bribes from foreign governments to influence official actions.[2]; Select committee expired
Mexican Relations (Select) December 11, 1877 June 20, 1878 Select committee expired
Mexican Claims Commission (Select) February 25, 1852 March 28, 1854 Official title: Proceedings of the Board of Commissioners on Claims Against Mexico; Select committee expired
Michigan and Arkansas Admission to the Union January 27, 1834 May 3, 1834 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Mileage of Members of Congress (Select) January 6, 1830 July 7, 1840 Official title: Establish a Uniform Rule for Computation of Mileage of Members of Congress; Select committee expired
Military Affairs December 10, 1816 January 2, 1947 Merged with Armed Services
Military Asylum near Washington, D.C. (Select) April 12, 1858 August 18, 1858 Select committee expired
Military Claims Originating in West Virginia (Select) February 5, 1863 February 13, 1863 Official title: Appointment of a Commission to Examine and Decide upon Military Claims Originating in the State of Virginia, West of the Blue Ridge; Select committee expired
Militia December 10, 1816 December 16, 1857 Merged with Military Affairs
Mines and Mining March 8, 1865 January 2, 1947 Other sources list date established as December 5, 1865.[1][3][26]
Mississippi's Admission to the Union (Select) December 1, 1817 December 3, 1817 Select committee expired
Mississippi Flood Control Project (Select) February 22, 1933 January 5, 1937 Official title: Labor Conditions on the Mississippi Flood Control Project; Select committee expired
Mississippi River and Its Tributaries March 19, 1879 April 18, 1921 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Mississippi River Levees Reconstruction (Select) June 8, 1866 July 2, 1866 Select committee expired
Mississippi River Levee System (Select) June 3, 1870 March 3, 1879 Replaced by Mississippi River and Its Tributaries; Select committee expired
Memorial of the Mississippi Territory (Select) January 7, 1817 January 17, 1817 Select committee expired
Merchant Marine (Special) February 25, 1938 August 5, 1939 Official title: Investigate Conditions in the Merchant Marine
Mississippi Election Frauds, 1876 March 31, 1876 August 7, 1876 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Missouri's Admission to the Union (Select) November 14, 1820 December 13, 1820 Select committee expired
Monuments to Deceased Senators (Select) January 20, 1848 August 14, 1848 Select committee expired
Munitions Industry April 12, 1934 June 11, 1938 Also known as the Nye Committee]]; Official name: Special Committee on Investigation of the Munitions Industry (See Merchants of Death at Senate.gov)
National Armory and Foundry March 21, 1862 July 17, 1862 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
National Banks May 24, 1866 July 28, 1866 Select; Restored in 1892 as Failed National Banks (Select)
March 15, 1893 March 22, 1909 Renamed from Failed National Banks; Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
National Fuels Study (Special) September 11, 1961 April 12, 1962 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
National Road from Cumberland to Wheeling (Select) December 12, 1822 May 3, 1823 Select committee expired
National Telegraph Company (Select) April 5, 1866 July 28, 1866 Select committee expired
National University December 10, 1810 March 3, 1817 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
National Water Resources (Select) April 20, 1959 January 30, 1961 Select committee expired
Naval Affairs December 10, 1816 January 2, 1947 Merged with Armed Services
Naval Supplies (Select) January 25, 1864 June 29, 1864 Select committee expired
Nicaragua Canal (Select) December 30, 1895 March 3, 1901 Official title: Construction of the Nicaragua Canal; Select committee expired
Nicaraguan Claims (Select) February 5, 1879 March 3, 1895 Select committee expired
Nine Foot Channel from the Great Lakes to the Gulf (Select) January 25, 1923 February 3, 1925 Select committee expired
Nomination of Amos Kendall March 10, 1830 April 27, 1830 Nomination to be United States Postmaster General
Nutrition and Human Needs (Select) July 30, 1968 December 31, 1977 Transferred to Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Occupation of the Columbia River (Select) February 7, 1838 July 9, 1838 Select committee expired
Official Conduct (Special) January 18, 1977 March 10, 1977 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Ohio-Michigan Boundary (Select) December 14, 1831 March 20, 1832 Select committee expired
December 22, 1835 July 4, 1836 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Old-Age Pension System (Select) June 20, 1941 December 16, 1942 Select committee expired
Omaha Exposition (Select) July 8, 1898 March 3, 1899 Select committee expired
Preservation of Order in the Galleries (Select) March 8, 1861 March 8, 1861 Official title: Additional Arrangements for the Preservation of Order in the Galleries; Select committee expired
Ordnance and Gunnery (Select) August 2, 1882 March 3, 1883 Renamed Ordnance and War Ships (Select)
Ordnance and Projectiles (Select) August 2, 1882 February 9, 1883 Official title: Heavy Ordnance and Projectiles; Select committee expired
Ordnance and War Ships (Select) July 3, 1844 February 8, 1886 Select committee expired
Ordnance Stores (Select) February 29, 1872 March 11, 1872 Official title: Investigate all Sales Ordnance Stores by the Government of the United States; Select committee expired
Oregon Railroad (Select) June 27, 1848 August 14, 1848 Select committee expired
Oregon Territory (Select) December 10, 1838 March 3, 1843 Select committee expired
Organization of Congress December 1945 March 4, 1946 Consisted of the Senate members of the Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress
August 26, 1966 October 14, 1968 Operated concurrently with the Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress
Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce May 3, 1950 August 31, 1951 Official title: Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce
Outrages in Southern States (Select) January 19, 1871 March 12, 1873 Select committee expired
Overland Mail Service (Select) March 3, 1865 March 3, 1865 Official title: Examine the Condition of the Overland Mail Service; Select committee expired
Pacific Islands and Puerto Rico December 15, 1899 February 5, 1920 Renamed Pacific Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Pacific Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands February 5, 1920 April 18, 1921 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Pacific Railroad (1861–1873) January 4, 1854 December 22, 1863 Select; Became a standing committee in 1863
December 22, 1863 March 12, 1873 Replaced by Railroads
Pacific Railroads March 15, 1893 April 18, 1921 Separate and distinct from the Committee on the Pacific Railroad
Pacific Railway Commission (Special) January 24, 1888 March 3, 1893 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Patent Office December 31, 1835 April 28, 1836 Replaced by Patents and the Patent Office
Patents March 8, 1869 January 2, 1947 Duties moved to United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks [4]
Patents and the Patent Office September 7, 1837 March 8, 1869 Renamed Patents[27]
Peale's Portrait of Washington (Select) January 25, 1825 January 17, 1825 Select committee expired
Pensacola Navy Yard Surrender (Select) July 25, 1861 April 18, 1862 Official title: Inquire into the Circumstances of the Surrender of the Pensacola Navy Yard and Destruction of Public Property at the Norfolk Navy Yard and at the Harpers Ferry Armory; Select committee expired
Pensions December 10, 1816 January 2, 1947 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Petroleum Resources (Special) March 13, 1944 January 31, 1947 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Philippines December 15, 1899 April 18, 1921 See also: Lodge Committee, a 1902 investigation by the Committee on the Philippines into war crimes committed during the Philippine-American war
Philippines Economic Condition (Special) June 18, 1934 May 3, 1935 Investigate Economic Activities in the Philippines
Plueropneumonia among Animals (Select) January 19, 1881 March 3, 1881 Select committee expired
Letter from Mr. Poindexter (Select) February 21, 1835 March 2, 1835 Select committee expired
Political Activities, Lobbying, and Campaign Contributions (Special) February 22, 1956 May 31, 1957 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Post Office and Civil Service January 2, 1947 February 11, 1977 Merger of Civil Service and Post Office and Post Roads; Succeeded by Governmental Affairs
Post Office Department (Select) December 5, 1830 March 3, 1831 Official title: Investigation of the Post Office Department; Select committee expired
Post Office Leases (Select) April 18, 1930 July 1, 1932 Select committee expired
Post Office and Post Roads December 10, 1816 January 2, 1947 Replaced by Post Office and Civil Service
Post-War Economic Policy and Planning (Special) March 12, 1943 February 3, 1947 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Potomac River Front (Select) December 13, 1881 March 3, 1911 Official title: Investigate the Potomac River Front Improvement; Select committee expired
POW/MIA Affairs (Select) August 2, 1991 January 2, 1993 Select committee expired
Preserve Historical Records of the Senate (Special) July 28, 1958 April 2, 1959 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Presidential and Senatorial Campaign Expenditures (Special) June 13, 1934 January 10, 1935 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Presidential Campaign Activities (Select) February 7, 1973 June 27, 1974 Watergate Committee; Select committee expired
Presidential Campaign Expenditures (Special) April 30, 1928 January 21, 1929 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
President's Message Refusing to Furnish a Paper to Senate (Select) December 19, 1833 June 30, 1834 Select committee expired
Printing December 15, 1841 January 2, 1947 Replaced by Joint Committee on Printing; Also listed as a Joint Committee from 1861–1883.[2]
Public Printing Investigation (Select) January 24, 1860 May 31, 1860 Official title: Investigate Public Printing.[28][29][30]; Select committee expired
Private Claims Commission (Select) December 18, 1854 March 3, 1855 Establishing a Private Claims Commission; Select committee expired
Private Land Claims December 26, 1826 April 18, 1921 Merged with Committee on Claims
Privileges and Elections March 10, 1871 January 2, 1947 Transferred to Rules and Administration
Propaganda Affecting Taxation and Soldiers' Bonus (Select) January 17, 1924 March 3, 1925 Investigate whether "the profiteers of the war are now contributing to defeat the soldiers' adjusted compensation bill by money or influence."[2]; Select committee expired
Propaganda or Money Alleged Used by Foreign Governments (Special) December 9, 1927 January 9, 1929 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Protection of Life and Hea1th in Passenger Ships (Select) December 20, 1854 March 3, 1855 See also Select Committee on Sickness on Emigrant Ships; Select committee expired
Public Buildings (Select) December 16, 1819 May 15, 1820 Select committee expired[31]
Public Buildings and Grounds December 6, 1838 January 2, 1947 Public Buildings, 1838–1855; joint committee 1856–1883; Transferred to Public Works.[2][32]
Public Distress (Select) June 6, 1894 August 28, 1894 Select committee expired
Public Expenditures March 22, 1909 March 3, 1911 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Public Health and National Quarantine March 19, 1896 April 18, 1921 Preceded by Epidemic Diseases
Public Lands December 10, 1816 April 18, 1921 Renamed Public Lands and Surveys
January 2, 1947 January 28, 1948 Restored in 1947; Renamed Interior and Insular Affairs
Public Lands and Surveys April 18, 1921 January 2, 1947 Renamed Public Lands
Public Works January 2, 1947 February 11, 1977 Renamed Environment and Public Works)
Publication of the Treaty of Washington (Select) May 12, 1871 May 25, 1871 Official title: Investigate How and by Whom the Treaty of Washington was Made Public; Select committee expired
Purchasing Boyd Reilly's Gas Apparatus (Select) May 6, 1834 March 3, 1839 Select committee expired
Quadrocentennial (Select) December 12, 1889 March 3, 1895 Renamed Select Committee on International Expositions
Railroads March 12, 1873 April 18, 1921 Preceded by the Committee on the Pacific Railroad
Readjustment of Service Pay (Special) February 16, 1922 March 22, 1922 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Reconstruction and Production (Select) April 17, 1920 March 3, 1921 Housing shortage after World War I.[2]; Select committee expired
Reconstruction Finance Corporation (Select) July 11, 1932 January 13, 1933 Select committee expired
Reduction of Congressional Salaries (Select) December 19, 1820 March 3, 1821 Select committee expired
Reforestation (Select) January 22, 1923 January 10, 1924 Select committee expired
Remodeling the Senate Chamber July 17, 1945 April 2, 1951 Official title: Reconstruction of Senate Roof and Skylights and Remodeling of Senate Chamber
Removal of Political Disabilities March 20, 1869 March 12, 1873 14th Amendment
Representative Reform (Select) January 13, 1869 March 3, 1869 Select committee expired
Retired List for the Army and the Navy (Select) June 12, 1848 August 3, 1848 Select committee expired
Retrenchment December 9, 1844 March 12, 1873 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Revenue Collections in North Carolina (Special) March 2, 1882 February 12, 1883 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Revision of the Laws March 8, 1869 January 14, 1928 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Revolutionary Claims December 16, 1832 April 18, 1921 Merged with Claims
Revolutionary Officers (Select) December 18, 1827 May 26, 1828 Select committee expired
Rivers and Harbors Convention in Chicago (Select) June 19, 1848 August 14, 1848 Official title: Memorial of the Chicago Convention on the Rivers and Harbors of the United States; Select committee expired
Roads and Canals February 8, 1820 January 18, 1830 Select; Became a standing committee
January 18, 1830 March 3, 1857 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Letter of Mr. Ruggles (Select) February 22, 1838 April 12, 1838 Select committee expired
Rules December 3, 1867 June 23, 1874 Official title: Select Committee to Revise the Rules of the Senate; Became a standing committee
June 23, 1874 January 2, 1947 Renamed Rules and Administration
Sale of Arms to French Agents (Select) February 29, 1872 March 11, 1872 Select committee expired
Sale of Public Lands (Select) March 31, 1836 June 15, 1836 Official title: Sale of Public Lands and the Means of preventing Their Monopoly; Select committee expired
Violation of the Injunction of Secrecy (Select) April 29, 1844 May 8, 1844 Select committee expired
Secret and Confidential Government Documents (Special) August 15, 1972 October 12, 1973 To propose guidelines for handling classified documents submitted to the Senate
Security and Cooperation in Europe (Special) November 18, 1983 1986 Senate committee terminated. See also the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition (Select) January 12, 1987 January 2, 1989 Iran-Contra Committee; Select committee expired
Seminole War (Select) December 18, 1818 May 15, 1820 Select committee expired
Senate Administrative Services (Select) June 20, 1890 March 3, 1891 Official title: State of the Administrative Service of the Senate; Select committee expired
Senate Committee System (Temporary Select) March 31, 1976 February 11, 1977 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
June 6, 1984 December 14, 1984 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Senate Reception Room August 2, 1955 May 1, 1957 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Senatorial Campaign Expenditures (Special) May 27, 1938 July 7, 1943 [1]. Byrd lists a similar committee from January 5, 1942 to January 6, 1943.[2]
[[United States Senate Select Committee on the Senatorial Campaign of 1930|Senatorial Campaign of 1930 (Select) April 10, 1930 December 3, 1931 Related to Senator James Thomas Heflin’s charges of fraud; Select committee expired
Senatorial Elections (Select) May 19, 1926 March 22, 1928 Select committee expired
Settlement of the Slavery Question (Select) April 19, 1850 September 30, 1850 Known as the Committee of Thirteen.[33] Not listed in Stubbs.[1]; Select committee expired
Shiloh National Park (Select) June 13, 1834 June 18, 1834 Official title: Investigate Abuses at Shiloh National Park; Select committee expired
Ship Purchase Lobby (Special) February 15, 1915 January 5, 1916 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Sickness on Emigrant Ships (Select) December 7, 1853 August 2, 1854 Official title: Consider the Causes and Extent of Sickness on Emigrant Ships]]; Select committee expired
Silver (Special) August 16, 1935 August 2, 1946 Also known as the Special Silver Committee
Sioux and Crow Indians (Select) March 2, 1883 March 7, 1884 Select committee expired
Slave Trade (Select) December 10, 1816 March 3, 1819 Select committee expired
Slavery and the Treatment of Freedmen (Select) January 13, 1864 February 29, 1864 Select committee expired
Small Business (Select) February 20, 1950 March 25, 1981 Became a standing committee, Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Smithsonian Institution (Select) April 30, 1846 August 10, 1846 Select committee expired
Space and Astronautics (Special) February 6, 1958 March 11, 1959 Replaced by the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences
Standards and Conduct (Select) July 24, 1964 February 11, 1977 Transferred to Committee on Ethics
Standards, Weights, and Measures December 18, 1901 March 22, 1909 Select; Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Preceded by a select committee
Small Business Enterprises(Special) October 8, 1940 February 20, 1950 Also known as Special Committee to Study Problems of American Small Business]]; Replaced by Small Business (Select)
Steel Producing Capacity of the United States (Select) July 3, 1884 March 3, 1885 Select committee expired
Tariff Bill of 1828 (Special) January 2, 1849 March 3, 1849 Official title: Repealing the First Section of the Tariff Bill of 1828
Tariff Commission (Select) March 11, 1926 May 28, 1928 Select committee expired
Tariff Regulation (Select) February 25, 1823 March 3, 1923 Select committee expired
Tariff Bill (Select) February 13, 1833 March 2, 1833 Select committee expired
Taxation of Government Securities and Salaries (Special) June 16, 1938 September 18, 1940 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Telepost July 17, 1914 March 4, 1915 Proposal to use the St. Louis]] to Chicago telepost by the U.S. Post Office Department.[2]
Tennessee Tennessee Centennial Exposition May 12, 1896 March 3, 1897 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Termination National Emergency (Special) January 6, 1973 December 20, 1974 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Territories March 25, 1844 April 18, 1921 Renamed Territories and Insular Possessions
Territories and Insular Possessions April 18, 1921 June 17, 1929 Renamed Territorial and Insular Affairs
Territorial and Insular Affairs June 17, 1929 January 2, 1947 Replaced by Interior and Insular Affairs
Third Degree Ordeal April 30, 1910 August 4, 1911 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Thirteen on the Disturbed Condition of the Country (Select) December 18, 1860 December 31, 1860 Also known as the ‘’’Committee of Thirteen’’’; Select committee expired
Traffic with Rebels in Texas (Select) January 4, 1871 March 3. 1871 Official title: Investigate Alleged Traffic with Rebels in Texas; Select committee expired
Transportation and Sale of Meat Products (Select) May 16, 1888 April 18, 1921 Select committee expired
Transportation Routes to the Seaboard December 16, 1872 March 19, 1879 Select; Became a standing committee
March 19, 1879 April 18, 1921 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Treasury Department Account Discrepancies (Select) November 19, 1877 April 28, 1880 Official title: Investigate the Books and Accounts of the Treasury Department in Relation to the Discrepancies and Alternations of the Official Report; Select committee expired
Treasury Printing Bureau (Select) March 13, 1867 December 2, 1867 Official title: Examine the Management of the Treasury Printing Bureau; Select committee expired
Tresspassers upon Indian Lands (Select) December 18, 1905 April 18, 1921 Select committee expired
Unemployment and Relief June 10, 1937 January 16, 1939 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Unemployment Insurance February 28, 1931 1932 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Unemployment Problems (Special) September 12, 1959 March 30, 1960 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Vaccination (Select) January 22, 1828 February 21, 1828 Select committee expired
Ventilation and Acoustics (Select) December 1903 December 1907 Select committee expired
Veterans Bureau Investigation (Select) March 2, 1923 March 3, 1925 Select committee expired
Virgin Islands (Select) April 1, 1935 January 20, 1936 Official title: Investigate the Government of the Virgin Islands; Select committee expired
Wages and Prices of Commodities (Select) February 9, 1910 June 23, 1910 Official title: Investigate Wages and Prices of Commodities; Select committee expired
War Finance Corporation Loans (Select) June 7, 1924 March 9, 1925 Official title: Investigate Certain Loans Made by the War Finance Corporation; Select committee expired
Washington City Centennial (Select) December 7, 1898 December 12, 1900 Select committee expired
Washington City Charter (Select) June 5, 1840 July 21, 1840 Official title: Modifying the Charter of the City of Washington June 5, 1840; Select committee expired
Washington Railway and Electrical Company (Special) April 16, 1917 October 6, 1917 Investigation of the causes of a strike
Weights and Measures (Select) December 10, 1816 March 3, 1817 Select committee expired
Whitewater Committee (Special) May 17, 1995 June 18, 1996 Official title: Investigate Whitewater Development Corporation and Related Matters
Wildlife Resources (Special) April 17, 1930 June 1946 Stubbs lists committee as terminating on January 21, 1931.[1]
Woman Suffrage (Select) January 9, 1882 April 18, 1921 Became a standing committee in 1909
Wool Production (Special) July 10, 1935 May 29, 1946 Official title: Investigate the Production, Transportation, and Marketing of Wool
Year 2000 Technology Problem (Special) April 2, 1998 February 29, 2000 [34]
Committee Established Terminated Notes

Defunct Joint Committees

Committee Esbablished Terminated Notes
Alcohol in the Arts (Select) June 3, 1896 December 17, 1897 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Amending the Constitution on the Election of the President and Vice President January 30, 1854 August 7, 1854 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
American Shipbuilding (Select) August 7, 1882 December 15, 1882 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Armor Plant Costs (Special) June 30, 1914 February 24, 1915 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Atomic Energy August 1, 1946 September 30, 1977 Preceded by the Senate Special Committee on Atomic Energy.
United States Congress Joint Committee on Arrangements for the Bicentennial September 5, 1975 October 1, 1976 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Aviation Policy Board July 30, 1947 December 31, 1948 [5]
Banking and Currency March 4, 1923 March 3, 1925 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Budget Control December 7, 1880 August 8, 1882 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Centennial of the Laying of the Capitol Cornerstone, Celebrate the August 17, 1893 August 28, 1894 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Centennial of the Telegraph, Commemorate the 1943 1945 78th Congress. [6]
Charities and Reformatory Institutions in the District of Columbia, Investigate June 11, 1896 March 28, 1898 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
United States Congress Joint Committee on Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Dedication of February 9, 1895 March 26, 1896 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Chinese Immigration, Investigate July 17, 1876 February 27, 1877 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Civil Service Retirement Act 1925 1927 69th Congress. [7]
Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States, Inquire into the April 10, 1871 February 19, 1872 Investigation of the Ku Klux Klan. [8]
Condition of the States which Formed the So-Called Confederate States, Inquire into the December 13, 1865 June 8, 1866 American Civil War. [9]
Conditions in Alaska, Investigation of March 4, 1911 April 4, 1911 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Conditions of Indian Tribes (Special) March 3, 1865 January 28, 1967 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Conduct of the War December 10, 1861 June 20, 1865 American Civil War. [10]
Congressional Operations October 26, 1970 February 11, 1977 Functions transferred to the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
Congressional Salaries, Investigate March 4, 1923 May 1, 1924 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Construction of a Building for a Museum of History and Technology for the Smithsonian June 28, 1955 September 15, 1965 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Control of Aircraft for Seacoast Defense, Investigate March 4, 1929 March 3, 1931 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Defense Production September 8, 1950 February 11, 1977 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Determine what Employment may be Furnished Federal Prisoners March 2, 1923 December 3, 1923 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Dirigible Disasters, Investigate April 20, 1933 June 14, 1933 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Disposition of (Useless) Executive Papers February 16, 1889 July 7, 1943 Renamed the Joint Committee on Disposition of Executive Papers.
Joint Committee on Disposition of Executive Papers July 7, 1943 June 23, 1970 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
District of Columbia, to Inquire into the Affairs of the February 5, 1874 June 16, 1874 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
District of Columbia Public Parks June 30, 1906 January 15, 1907 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Economic Report February 20, 1946 June 18, 1956 Renamed the Joint Economic Committee.
Enrolled Bills July 27, 1789 August 14, 1876 Divided into the House Committee on Enrolled Bills and the Senate Committee on Enrolled Bills.
Eradication of the Mediterranean Fruit Fly August 19, 1940 October 27, 1941 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Fiscal Relations between the District of Columbia and the United States (1915) March 3, 1915 January 6, 1916 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Fiscal Relations between the District of Columbia and the United States (1922) June 29, 1922 February 24, 1923 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Federal Aid in Construction of Post Roads August 24, 1912 November 25, 1914 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Federal Reserve System March 4, 1923 March 3, 1925 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Ford's Theater Disaster August 18, 1894 February 25, 1897 Preceded by the Senate Select Committee on the Ford Theater Disaster.
Foreign Economic Cooperation] April 3, 1948 March 3, 1950 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Forestry June 14, 1938 March 23, 1941 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
General Parcel Post, to Investigate August 24, 1912 February 12, 1915 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Government for the District of Columbia, to Frame a Form of August 14, 1876 January 11, 1877 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Government Organization February 3, 1937 August 21, 1937 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Harriman Geographic Code System March 4, 1927 February 7, 1929 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Hawaii August 21, 1937 February 15, 1938 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Housing July 25, 1947 March 15, 1948 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
High Cost of Living 1919 1921 66th Congress. [11]
Immigration and Nationality Policy June 27, 1952 October 26, 1970 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Inaugurating Washington's Statue, Making Arrangement for February 16, 1860 February 25, 1860 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Inaugural Ceremonies see note Convened every four years after the quadrennial presidential election. [12]
Interior Department and Forestry Service, to Investigate the January 19, 1910 March 4, 1911 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Internal Revenue Taxation February 26, 1926 October 4, 1976 Renamed the Joint Committee on Taxation
Interstate Commerce July 20, 1916 March 3, 1919 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Interstate and Foreign Commerce July 20, 1916 March 3, 1919 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Labor Management Relations June 23, 1947 April 11, 1949 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Code of Laws for the District of Columbia (1832) May 22, 1832 February 14, 1833 Preceded by the Joint Committee to Prepare a Code of Laws for the District of Columbia (1828)
Code of Laws for the District of Columbia, to Prepare a (1828) February 5, 1828 February 12, 1828 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Legislative Budget January 2, 1947 January 3, 1971 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Muscle Shoals March 13, 1926 June 21, 1926 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Navajo-Hopi Indian Administration April 19, 1950 January 6, 1973 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Naval Affairs January 12, 1894 August 28, 1894 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Naval Personnel January 12, 1894 March 3, 1895 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Northern Pacific Railroad Land Grants, Investigation of June 5, 1924 April 19, 1929 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Ordnance (Select) March 30, 1867 February 25, 1869 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Organization of Congress (1946) December 15, 1944 May 31, 1946 Adoption of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946
Organization of Congress (1965) March 9, 1965 June 28, 1966 Adoption of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970
Organization of Congress (1991) August 6, 1992 November 23, 1993 [13]
Pacific Coast Naval Bases June 4, 1920 December 31, 1920 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Pacific Islands, to Study June 18, 1948 December 31, 1948 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Pearl Harbor Attack, Investigation of the September 11, 1945 July 16, 1946 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Phosphate Resource of the United States, to Investigate June 16, 1938 January 16, 1941 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Police and Preservation of the Capital December 12, 1825 December 23, 1825 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Postage on 2nd Class Mail Matter and Compensation for Transportation of Mail August 24, 1912 March 3, 1915 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Postal Salaries February 28, 1919 March 3, 1921 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Postal Service April 24, 1920 February 8, 1924 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Railroad Retirement Legislation October 18, 1951 January 9, 1953 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Safety of Roofs over Senate and House Wings of the Capitol, Investigate January 13, 1821 February 6, 1821 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Readjustment of Service Pay (Special) February 16, 1922 March 22, 1922 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Reclassification of Salaries March 1, 1919 March 12, 1920 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Reconstruction December 12, 1865 March 3, 1867 Succeeded by the House Select Committee on Reconstruction
Revision of the Laws March 2, 1907 March 15, 1910 Separate from House and Senate committees of the same name
Reduction of Nonessential Federal Expenditures September 20, 1941 July 12, 1974 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Reorganization December 29, 1920 June 3, 1924 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Reorganization of the Administrative Branch of the Government December 29, 1920 June 3, 1924 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Reorganization of the Army June 18, 1878 December 12, 1878 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Reorganize the Civil Service in the Departments February 1, 1869 March 3, 1869 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Repairs and Furnishings of the Executive Mansion, to Examine the Accounts for March 11, 1867 November 10, 1868 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Retrenchment July 19, 1866 March 3, 1871 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Revise and Equalize the Pay of the Employees of Each House March 6, 1867 March 3, 1869 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Rural Credits March 4, 1915 January 4, 1916 64th Congress. [14]
Salaries of Officers and Employees of the Senate and the House, to Investigate the February 28, 1929 June 14, 1929 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
San Francisco Disaster January 16, 1854 February 16, 1854 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Scientific Bureaus July 7, 1884 June 8, 1886 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Second Class Mail Matter June 26, 1906 January 28, 1907 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Second Class Mail Matter and Compensation for Rail Mail Service August 24, 1912 December 8, 1914 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Selective Service Deferments April 8, 1943 March 31, 1947 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Senate Chamber and Hall of the House of Representatives May 10, 1864 February 20, 1865 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Smithsonian Bequest February 19, 1844 August 10, 1846 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
State, War and Navy Department Building August 5, 1882 March 3, 1883 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
System of Shortime Rural Credits, to Investigate May 31, 1920 June 30, 1922 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Tax Evasion and Avoidance June 11, 1937 August 5, 1937 75th Congress. [15]
Temporary National Economics June 16, 1938 March 31, 1941 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Tennessee Valley Authority April 5, 1938 April 1, 1939 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Transfer of the Indian Bureau June 18, 1878 January 31, 1879 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Veterans' Affairs June 30, 1932 May 26, 1933 Restored as House Committee on Veterans' Affairs in 1947 and Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs in 1970.
Washington (DC) Metropolitan Problems August 29, 1957 August 23, 1960 Data unknown or missing. (You can help!)
Washington Aqueduct Tunnel, to Investigate Work on the October 9, 1888 February 26, 1889

Further reading

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Walter Stubbs (1985), [Expression error: Unexpected < operator Congressional Committees, 1789-1982: A Checklist], Greenwood Press 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Robert Byrd (1992), [Expression error: Unexpected < operator The Senate: 1789-1989 Historical Statistics 1789-1992, Vol. 4], U.S. Government Printing Office 
  3. ^ a b Chairmen of Senate Standing Committees 1789-presentPDF (290 KB), United States Senate Historical Office. June 2008.
  4. ^ a b Schamel, Charles E.; Mary Rephlo, Rodney Ross, David Kepley, Robert W. Coren, and James Gregory Bradsher. (1989). "Guide to the Records of the United States House of Representatives at the National Archives, 1789-1989: Bicentennial Edition". National Archives and Records Administration. pp. Chapter 22. http://www.archives.gov/legislative/guide/house/table-of-contents-short.html. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  5. ^ a b Canon, David T.; Garrison Nelson and Charles Stewart III (2002). Committees in the U.S. Congress: 1789-1946. Vol 4, Select Committees. Washington, DC: CQ Press. ISBN 1-56802-175-5. http://books.google.com/?id=xQ8bAAAACAAJ. 
  6. ^ Galloway, George B. (1946). Congress at the Crossroads. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co.. pp. 88. http://books.google.com/?id=cwE7AAAAMAAJ. 
  7. ^ [Expression error: Unexpected < operator Congressional Quarterly Almanac, 103rd Congress, 1st Session, 1993, Vol. 49], Congressional Quarterly, 1993 
  8. ^ Pennsylvania Governors: Governor Arthur H. James.
  9. ^ H.Res. 6: Adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred Fourth Congress.
  10. ^ H.Res. 5: Adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred Seventh Congress.
  11. ^ Senate Journal. 29th Cong., 1st sess. March 13, 1846, 191
  12. ^ Senate Journal. 29th Cong., 1st sess. March 16, 1846, 194-197
  13. ^ Senate Journal. 37th Cong., 2nd sess. May 6, 1862. 450.
  14. ^ Cong. Globe, 37th Cong., 2nd Sess. 1965 & 2112
  15. ^ Cong. Globe, 31st Cong., 1st Sess. 762-764. (1850)
  16. ^ Bitter Feelings in the Senate Chamber Retrieved on August 20, 2007
  17. ^ Millard Fillmore, 12th Vice President (1849-1850) Retrieved on August 20, 2007
  18. ^ S. T. Joshi (1999), [Expression error: Unexpected < operator Documents of American Prejudice: An Anthology of Writings on Race from Thomas Jefferson to David Duke], Basic Books 
  19. ^ Rutherford B. Hayes, State of the Union Address December 2, 1878
  20. ^ The HOT SPRINGS of ARKANSAS THROUGH THE YEARS: A CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS. National Park Service 407KBPDF. Retrieved on August 16, 2007
  21. ^ The Hot Springs Commission was authorized by a March 3, 1877 Act of Congress to survey Hot Springs Reservation and settle the remaining land claims of private citizens
  22. ^ 2009 Congressional Record, Vol. 155, Page S6961
  23. ^ 2009 Congressional Record, Vol. 155, Page S7833
  24. ^ "Chapter 18. Records of Senate Select Committees, 1789-1988." In Guide to the Records of the United States Senate at the National Archives, 1789-1989: Bicentennial Edition. (Doct. No. 100-42) Robert W. Coren, Mary Rephlo, David Kepley, and Charles South, eds. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1989.
  25. ^ Resolution of February 4, 1824. Res. 1, 4 Stat. 78
  26. ^ Senate Journal. 39th Cong., Spec. sess. March 8, 1865, 349.
  27. ^ Senate Journal. 41st Cong., 1st sess. March 3, 1869, 16.
  28. ^ Senate Journal. 36th Cong., 1st sess. January 24, 1860 97
  29. ^ Cong. Globe, 36th Cong., 1st Sess. 2491 (1860)
  30. ^ Senate Journal. 36th Cong., 1st sess. May 31, 1860 544.
  31. ^ Annals of Congress 16th Cong., 1st sess., 26
  32. ^ Senate Journal. 25th Cong., 3rd sess. December 6, 1838 27
  33. ^ Senate Journal. 31st Cong., 1st sess. April 19, 1850, 301.[1].
  34. ^ Investigating the Impact of the Year 2000 Problem. S. Prt. 106-10. United States Senate

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