Senate Committees

Committees decide which bills and resolutions move forward to consideration by the House or Senate as a whole. Committee chairmen have enormous influence over this process. The chairman is always selected from the majority party and the ranking member is the most senior member of the minority party. The majority party ensures it has a majority on every committee.

American Science Alliance reviews each member’s experience, education, and voting record with respect to science and technology, and reviews the committee legislation, meetings, and oversight.