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List of defunct United States congressional committees

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

Most of these committees are now defunct. In some cases, their responsibilities were merged with those of 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 it was deemed 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 established 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 committees 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]

Defunct House committees

Committee Type 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 Standing 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) 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/missing]
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 Amendment 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/missing]
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 Select January 4, 1831 April 4, 1834 [data unknown/missing]
Export Control Select 1961 1962 Select committee expired
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
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 Standing March 2, 1865 January 3, 1975 Renamed Banking, Currency, and Housing
Banking, Currency, and Housing Standing January 3, 1975 January 4, 1977 Renamed Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs
Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs Standing January 4, 1977 January 5, 1995 Renamed Banking and Financial Services[9]
Banking and Financial Services Standing 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 Standing 1901 1946 Jurisdiction merged into Post Office and Civil Service
Children, Youth, and Families Select 1983 1993 [data unknown/missing]
Civil Service Standing 1924 1946 Jurisdiction merged into Post Office and Civil Service
Claims Standing November 13, 1794 1946 Jurisdiction merged into Judiciary[11]
Coinage, Weights and Measures Standing 1867 1946 Jurisdiction merged into Banking and Currency
Commerce and Manufactures Standing December 14, 1795 1819 Renamed and split into Commerce and Manufactures[12]
Commerce Standing 1819 1893 First period.
Renamed Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Conservation of Wildlife Resources Select 1934 1946 [data unknown/missing]
Communist Aggression Select 1954 1954 [data unknown/missing]
Disposition of Executive Papers Standing 1889 1947 Jurisdiction merged into House Administration
Disposition of Surplus Property Select 1946 1946 Select committee expired
District of Columbia Standing 1808 1999 Jurisdiction merged into Government Reform
Economic and Educational Opportunities Standing 1995 1997 Renamed Committee on Education and the Workforce
Education Standing 1883 1947 Merged into Education and Labor
Education and Labor Standing 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 Standing April 13, 1789 1947 Jurisdiction merged into House Administration
Election of the President, Vice President and Representatives in Congress Standing 1893 1947 Jurisdiction merged into House Administration
Energy Independence and Global Warming Select 2007 2011 Terminated
Engraving Standing 1844 1860 Jurisdiction merged into Printing
Enrolled Bills Standing 1876 1947 Jurisdiction merged into House Administration
Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi Select 2014 2016[13] Terminated
Expenditures in the Executive Departments Standing 1927 1952 Created by the merger of several predecessor expenditure committees
Jurisdiction merged into Government Operations
Expenditures in the Agriculture Department Standing 1889 1927 Jurisdiction merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Commerce and Labor Departments Standing 1905 1913 Split between Expenditures in the Commerce Department and Expenditures in the Labor Department
Expenditures in the Commerce Department Standing 1913 1927 Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Interior Department Standing 1860 1927 Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Justice Department Standing 1874 1927 Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Labor Department Standing 1913 1927 Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Navy Department Standing 1816 1927 Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Post Office Department Standing 1816 1927 Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the State Department Standing 1816 1927 Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Treasury Department Standing 1816 1927 Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the War Department Standing 1816 1927 Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures on Public Buildings Standing 1816 1927 Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Flood Control Standing February 3, 1916 January 3, 1947 Jurisdiction over related subjects previously under Rivers and Harbors, and some issues included from Levees and Improvements of the Mississippi River before its termination in 1911. Committee terminated by 1946 Reorg., with its successor being Public Works.[14]
Freedmen's Affairs Standing 1866 1875 Implementation of 14th and 15th Amendments
Government Operations Standing 1952 1999 Moved into Government Reform
Government Reform Standing 1999 2007 Renamed Oversight and Government Reform
Government Research Select 1963 1964 Select committee expired
House Beauty Shop Select 1967 1979 Moved into House Administration
House Restaurant Select 1969 1975 [data unknown/missing]
Hurricane Katrina Select 2005 2006 Select committee expired
Immigration and Naturalization Standing 1893 1946 Moved into Judiciary
Indian Affairs Standing 1821 1946 Moved into Public Lands
Industrial Arts and Expositions Standing 1903 1927 [data unknown/missing]
Insular Affairs Standing 1899 1946 Cuban affairs moved to Foreign Affairs in 1906
Moved to Public Lands
Interior and Insular Affairs Standing 1951 1993 Moved to Resources
Internal Security Standing 1969 1975 Functions transferred to the Judiciary
International Relations Standing 1975 1979 Renamed Foreign Affairs
Restored 1995–2007
Reverted to Foreign Affairs
Interstate and Foreign Commerce Standing 1893 1981 Renamed Energy and Commerce
Inquiry into Operation of the U.S. Air Services Select 1924 1925 Select committee expired
Invalid Pensions Standing January 10, 1831 1946 Terminated[11]
Irrigation and Reclamation Standing 1924 1946 Moved to Public Lands
Irrigation of Arid Lands Standing 1893 1924 Renamed Irrigation and Reclamation
Katyn Forest Massacre Investigation Select 1951 1952 Select committee expired
Labor Standing 1883 1947 Merged into Education and Labor
Levees and Improvements of the Mississippi River Standing November 7, 1877 April 5, 1911 Committee terminated, with its successor being Rivers and Harbors.[15]
Library Standing [data unknown/missing] [data unknown/missing] Some functions moved into House Administration. Now Joint Committee on the Library
Lobbying Activities Select 1949 1951 Select committee expired
Manufactures Standing December 8, 1819 1911 Created from the split of Commerce and Manufactures in 1819, it became inactive during its later years and was eliminated in 1911.[16]
Memorials Standing 1929 1947 Moved into House Administration
Merchant Marine and Fisheries Standing 1887 1932 [data unknown/missing]
1935 1994 [data unknown/missing]
Merchant Marine, Radio and Fisheries Standing 1932 1935 Temporary renaming of Merchant Marine and Fisheries
Mileage Standing 1837 1927 Duties returned to Accounts
Military Affairs Standing 1822 1946 Moved into Armed Services
Military Pensions Standing 1825 1831 Renamed Invalid Pensions[11]
Militia Standing 1835 1911 Moved to Military Affairs
Mines and Mining Standing 1865 1946 Moved to Public Lands
Mississippi Levees Standing December 10, 1875 November 7, 1877 Renamed Levees and Improvements of the Mississippi River, until 1911.[17]
Investigate Campaign Expenditures Select 1954 1955 Select committee expired
Investigate Commodity Transactions Select 1947 1948 Select committee expired
Investigate Conditions Interfering with Interstate Commerce between the States of Illinois and Missouri Select 1917 1921 Select committee expired
Investigate Contracts and Expenditures Made by the War Department during the War Select 1919 1921 Select committee expired
Investigating Defense Migration Select 1941 1943 Select committee expired
Investigate the Disposition of Surplus Property Select 1946 1946 Select committee expired
Investigate the Seizure of Montgomery Ward and Company Select 1943 1945 Select committee expired
Investigate Foundations and Other Organizations Select 1952 1953 Select committee expired
Investigate the Use of Chemicals in Food and Cosmetics Select 1950 1953 Select committee expired
Investigate the National Labor Relations Board Select 1939 1940 Select committee expired
Investigate the Preparation, Distribution, Sale, Payment, Retirement, Surrender, Cancellation, and Destruction of Government Bonds and Other Securities Select 1924 1925 Select committee expired
Investigate the Seizure of Montgomery Ward and Company Select 1944 1944 Select committee expired
Investigate Real Estate Bondholders' Reorganizations Select 1934 1935 Select committee expired
Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations and Comparable Organizations Select 1952 1954 Select committee expired
Lobbying Activities Select 1949 1951 Select committee expired
Missing Persons in Southeast Asia Select 1975 1976 Select committee expired
Natural Resources Standing 1993 1995 Renamed Resources
2007: Restored
Narcotics Abuse and Control Select 1976 1993 Select committee expired
Naval Affairs Standing 1822 1946 Moved into Armed Services
Niagara Ship Canal Select 1861 1861 Select committee expired
Newsprint and Paper Supply Select 1947 1948 Select committee expired
Offensive and Undesirable Books, Magazines, and Comic Books Select 1952 1952 Select committee expired
Pacific Railroads Standing 1865 1911 Terminated
Patents Standing 1837 1946 Moved into Judiciary
Pensions and Revolutionary War Claims Standing December 22, 1813 December 9, 1825 Renamed Revolutionary Pensions[11]
Pensions Standing 1880 1946 Terminated[11]
Population Select 1977 1979 Select committee expired
Post Office and Civil Service Standing 1946 1999 Moved into Government Reform
Post Office and Post Roads Standing 1808 1946 Moved into Post Office and Civil Service
Post-War Economic Policy and Planning Special 1944 1946 [data unknown/missing]
Printing Standing 1846 [data unknown/missing] Moved into House Administration
Private Land Claims Standing April 29, 1816 1911 Abolished due to diminished legislative activity.[11]
Professional Sports Select 1976 1977 Select committee expired
Public Buildings and Grounds Standing 1837 1946 Established as a standing Committee, replacing the Select Committee on Public Buildings created in 1819. Jurisdiction over "all the public buildings constructed by the United States" was given by an 1871 resolution.[18]
Public Expenditures Standing 1814 1880 [data unknown/missing]
Public Lands Standing 1805 1951 Renamed Interior and Insular Affairs
Public Works Standing 1947 1968 Created by the 1946 Reorg., which combined the jurisdictions of Public Buildings and Grounds, Rivers and Harbors, Roads, and Flood Control Committees. Its wide jurisdiction remained the same throughout.[19]
Railways and Canals Standing April 9, 1869 1927 Renamed from Roads and Canals. Jurisdiction contracted significantly over time
in 1880 responsibility for improvement of navigation of rivers and many railroad related matters moved to Commerce.
Dissolved in 1927 with its jurisdiction added to Interstate and Foreign Commerce.[20]
Reconstruction Select 1867 1871 Select committee expired
Records of Committees Relating to Banking and Currency [data unknown/missing] [data unknown/missing] [data unknown/missing]
Reform in the Civil Service Standing 1893 1924 Renamed Civil Service
Resources Standing 1995 2007 Renamed Natural Resources
Revisal and Unfinished Business Standing December 9, 1795 1868 Unfinished business duties obsolete, remainder renamed Revision of Laws
Revision of Laws Standing 1868 1946 Moved into Judiciary
Revolutionary Claims Standing 1825 1873 Moved to War Claims[11]
Revolutionary Pensions (1825) Standing December 9, 1825 December 13, 1825 Split between Military Pensions and Revolutionary Claims[11]
Revolutionary Pensions (1831) Standing January 10, 1831 1880 Abolished. Jurisdiction referred to Pensions[11]
Rivers and Harbors Standing December 1883 1946 Given jurisdiction over subjects relating to improvements of navigation and responsible for reporting river and harbor bills, previously handled by Commerce. Jurisdiction changed over time, gaining responsibilities of Levees and Improvements of the Mississippi River, when terminated in 1911, then losing that subject to the new Flood Control in 1916. After 1920 it lost ability to report appropriations and was limited to reporting authorizations.[21]
Roads Standing 1913 1946 The committee was disbanded by the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, and its jurisdiction included in those of the new Public Works.[22]
Roads and Canals Standing 1831 1869 Originated as a select committee in 1815 and reappointed at each succeeding Congress until December 1831, when it became a standing committee in 1869 a motion was approved to change the name to the Railways and Canals[23]
Science Standing 1995 2007 Renamed Science and Technology
Science and Astronautics Standing 1959 1974 Renamed Science and Technology
Science and Technology Standing 1974 1987 Renamed Committee on Science, Space and Technology (Restored in 2007)
Science, Space and Technology Standing 1987 1995 Renamed Committee on Science
Survivor Benefits Select 1954 1955 Select committee expired
Territories Standing 1825 1946 Moved to Public Lands
U.S. Shipping Board Operations Select 1919 1921 Select committee expired
Un-American Activities Standing 1945 1969 Also called HUAC or HCUA.
Became Internal Security
Uniform System of Coinage, Weights and Measures Standing 1864 1867 Renamed Committee on Coinage, Weights and Measures
Ventilation and Acoustics Standing 1893 1911 [data unknown/missing]
Voting Irregularities of August 2, 2007 Select August 3, 2007 January 3, 2009 Select committee expired
War Claims Standing 1873 1946 Moved into Judiciary[11]
Water Power Special 1918 1921 [data unknown/missing]
Woman Suffrage Standing 1917 1927 Implementation of the 19th Amendment
World War Veterans' Legislation [data unknown/missing] [data unknown/missing] [data unknown/missing] [data unknown/missing]

Defunct Senate committees

Committee Type Established Terminated Notes
Committee of the Whole Standing 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 Standing July 24, 1958 February 11, 1977 Replaced by Commerce, Science and Transportation
Agriculture Standing December 9, 1825 March 3, 1857 Restored in 1863
March 6, 1863 February 5, 1884 Renamed Agriculture and Forestry
Agriculture and Forestry Standing 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/missing]
Air Mail and Ocean Mail Contracts Special February 24, 1933 June 30, 1936 [data unknown/missing]
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) Special July 1, 1930 December 4, 1933 [data unknown/missing]
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 Select February 29, 1820 May 15, 1820 [data unknown/missing]
Aquatic Life Special 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 Select May 23, 1856 May 28, 1856 [data unknown/missing]
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 Select 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 Standing 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 Standing 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 Select 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/missing]
Campaign Expenditures Select December 5, 1932 December 21, 1933 Investigate 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 Special March 30, 1944 March 15, 1945 Official title: Presidential, Vice-Presidential, and Senate Campaign Expenditures in 1944
Campaign Expenditures, 1946 Special January 14, 1946 [data unknown/missing] [2]
Canadian Relations Select July 31, 1888 January 13, 1892 Became a standing committee
January 13, 1892 April 18, 1921 Merged with Foreign Relations
Catlin's Collection of Indian Scenes, Purchase of Select February 3, 1852 June 23, 1852 [data unknown/missing]
Censure Charges against Senator McCarthy Select August 2, 1954 December 2, 1954 Terminated on passage of a motion to censure Senator Joseph McCarthy
Census Standing 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, 1888 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/missing]
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.;[24][25] 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 Standing April 18, 1921 January 2, 1947 Replaced by Post Office and Civil Service
Civil Service and Retrenchment Standing 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/missing]
Claims Standing 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 Standing December 15, 1899 April 18, 1921 [data unknown/missing]
Coast Defenses Standing March 13, 1885 April 18, 1921 [data unknown/missing]
Coins Select December 10, 1929 December 15, 1930 Select committee expired
Coins, Weights and Measures Select May 18, 1866 July 16, 1866 Select committee expired
Commerce Standing 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 Standing 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 [data unknown/missing] 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 Standing March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 [data unknown/missing]
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.[26] Considered various bills related to confiscation of property.;[27] Select committee expired
Constitution of the State of Alabama Select December 6, 1819 May 15, 1820 [data unknown/missing]
Constitution of the State of Arkansas Select March 14, 1835 July 4, 1836 [data unknown/missing]
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 Select July 27, 1892 March 19, 1896 Became a standing committee
March 19, 1896 April 18, 1921 [data unknown/missing]
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/missing]
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 Standing 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 Select 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 Select April 17, 1850 September 30, 1850 Fight between Senator Foote and Senator Benton Congressional[28][29][30]
Disarmament Select [data unknown/missing] [data unknown/missing] Select committee expired
Disposition of Useless Papers in the Executive Departments Standing March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Byrd first lists it in December 1903.[2] Preceded by the Examination and Disposition of Documents
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, 1913 Select committee expired
District of Columbia Standing 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 Standing January 28, 1869 February 14, 1870 Renamed Education and Labor
Education and Labor Standing 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 Standing 1936 1941 Also known as the La Follette Civil Liberties Committee or La Follette Committee
Education and Labor Subcommittee on Wartime Health and Education Standing 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/missing]
Eligibility of James Shields Special 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 Select 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 Select June 3, 1941 July 21, 1941 [data unknown/missing]
Engrossed Bills Standing March 9, 1875 April 18, 1921 [data unknown/missing]
Enrolled Bills Standing March 9, 1875 January 2, 1947 Preceded by the Enrolled Bills (Joint)
Transferred to Rules and Administration
Epidemic Diseases Select December 4, 1878 December 12, 1887 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 Select June 2, 1890 March 19, 1896 Became a standing committee
March 19, 1896 April 18, 1921 [data unknown/missing]
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 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 Select 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 Select December 17, 1907 March 22, 1909 Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Department of Commerce Standing 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 Standing 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 Standing 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 Select December 17, 1907 March 22, 1909 Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Department of Justice Select December 17, 1907 March 22, 1909 Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Department of Labor Standing 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 Select December 17, 1907 March 22, 1909 Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Post Office Department Standing December 22, 1909 April 21, 1921 Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures of Public Money Standing January 21, 1884 1889 [data unknown/missing]
Expenditures in the Department of State Select December 17, 1907 March 22, 1909 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 Select December 17, 1907 December 22, 1909 Became a standing committee
December 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the War Department Select December 17, 1907 December 22, 1909 Became a standing committee
December 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Ex-servicemen Bureaus and Agencies Select 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/missing]
Fiscal Corporation of the United States Select August 24, 1841 February 21, 1842 Select committee expired
Fisheries Standing January 11, 1884 April 18, 1921 [data unknown/missing]
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 Select December 21, 1887 March 22, 1909 Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 [data unknown/missing]
Florida and Its Admission to the Union Select 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 Select 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 Standing 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/missing]
Fuels in the Areas West of the Mississippi Special December 15, 1942 August 2, 1946 [data unknown/missing]
Gasoline and Fuel Oil Shortages Special August 28, 1941 December 19, 1944 [data unknown/missing]
Geological Survey Select 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 Standing 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 Standing 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 Standing July 27, 1921 June 26, 1922 [data unknown/missing]
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/missing]
Senator Heflin's Letter on Intermarriages in New York Select 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.[31]
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[32][33][34]
Human Resources Standing 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 Standing December 12, 1889 January 2, 1947 Transferred to Judiciary
Immigration and Naturalization Select December 20, 1889 August 18, 1893 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 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[35] July 22, 2009[36] Known as the Impeachment Trial Committee
Select committee expired
Impeachment of G. Thomas Porteous, Jr. Select March 17, 2010[37] December 8, 2010 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 Select December 26, 1835 February 4, 1836 [data unknown/missing]
Indian Affairs Standing 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
Indian Depredations Standing 1889 April 18, 1921 Superseded by a select committee
Irrigation and Reclamation Standing 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 Standing December 15, 1899 April 18, 1921 Select Committee 1899–1909
preceded by Select Committee on International Expositions
Intelligence Activities Select July 27, 1975 May 19, 1976 Church Committee
Replaced by Select Committee on Intelligence
Interior and Insular Affairs Standing 1948 1977 Renamed Energy and Natural Resources
Interior Department Clerical Force Select August 24, 1865 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 Standing 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 Select January 22, 1846 August 10, 1846 [data unknown/missing]
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 Standing December 15, 1899 January 2, 1947 Transferred to Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Interstate and Foreign Commerce Standing January 2, 1947 April 13, 1961 Renamed Commerce
Interstate Commerce Select March 17, 1885 January 18, 1886 Became a standing committee
December 12, 1887 January 2, 1947 Renamed Interstate and Foreign Commerce
United States Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program Special March 1, 1941 April 28, 1948 Truman Committee
Investigation and Retrenchment Standing December 14, 1871 March 3, 1873 [data unknown/missing]
Irrigation and Reclamation Standing 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/missing]
Labor and Human Resources Standing March 7, 1979 January 19, 1999 Renamed Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Labor and Public Welfare Standing 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;[38] 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 Select March 24, 1982 December 15, 1982 [data unknown/missing]
Library Standing February 25, 1806 January 2, 1947 Joint Committee from 1806 to 1844 and from 1861 to 1882
Senate Committee from 1883 to 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 Standing June 5, 1878 March 1, 1879 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 Standing December 1, 1851 August 21, 1852 Contested election of Stephen R. Mallory by David L. Yulee
Manufactures Standing February 10, 1825 March 3, 1855 [data unknown/missing]
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.;[39] 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 Select June 8, 1870 June 25, 1870 [data unknown/missing]
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 Standing January 11, 1882 August 8, 1882 [data unknown/missing]
Memorial of W.T.G. Morton Select December 26, 1846 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 Select January 27, 1834 May 3, 1834 [data unknown/missing]
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 Standing 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 Standing December 10, 1816 December 16, 1857 Merged with Military Affairs
Mines and Mining Standing March 8, 1865 January 2, 1947 Other sources list date established as December 5, 1865.[1][3][40]
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 Standing March 19, 1879 April 18, 1921 [data unknown/missing]
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 Select March 31, 1876 August 7, 1876 [data unknown/missing]
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 Select 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 Select March 21, 1862 July 17, 1862 [data unknown/missing]
National Banks Select May 24, 1866 July 28, 1866 Restored in 1892 as Failed National Banks
March 15, 1893 March 22, 1909 Renamed from Failed National Banks
Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 [data unknown/missing]
National Fuels Study Special September 11, 1961 April 12, 1962 [data unknown/missing]
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 Standing December 10, 1810 March 3, 1817 [data unknown/missing]
National Water Resources Select April 20, 1959 January 30, 1961 Select committee expired
Naval Affairs Standing 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 Select 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/missing]
Ohio-Michigan Boundary Select December 14, 1831 March 20, 1832 Select committee expired
December 22, 1835 July 4, 1836 [data unknown/missing]
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
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 Special 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 Special 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 Standing December 15, 1899 February 5, 1920 Renamed Pacific Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Pacific Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Standing February 5, 1920 April 18, 1921 [data unknown/missing]
Pacific Railroad (1861–1873) Select January 4, 1854 December 22, 1863 Became a standing committee in 1863
December 22, 1863 March 12, 1873 Replaced by Railroads
Pacific Railroads Standing 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/missing]
Patent Office Select December 31, 1835 April 28, 1836 Replaced by Patents and the Patent Office
Patents Standing 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 Standing September 7, 1837 March 8, 1869 Renamed Patents[41]
Peale's Portrait of Washington Select January 17, 1825 January 25, 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 Standing December 10, 1816 January 2, 1947 [data unknown/missing]
Petroleum Resources Special March 13, 1944 January 31, 1947 [data unknown/missing]
Philippines Standing 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/missing]
Post Office and Civil Service Standing 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 Standing 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/missing]
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/missing]
Presidential and Senatorial Campaign Expenditures Special June 13, 1934 January 10, 1935 [data unknown/missing]
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/missing]
President's Message Refusing to Furnish a Paper to Senate Select December 19, 1833 June 30, 1834 Select committee expired
Printing Standing December 15, 1841 January 2, 1947 Replaced by Joint Committee on Printing
Also listed as a Joint Committee from 1861 to 1883.[2]
Public Printing Investigation Select January 24, 1860 May 31, 1860 Official title: Investigate Public Printing.;[42][43][44] Select committee expired
Private Claims Commission Select December 18, 1854 March 3, 1855 Establishing a Private Claims Commission
Select committee expired
Private Land Claims Standing December 26, 1826 April 18, 1921 Merged with Committee on Claims
Privileges and Elections Standing 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/missing]
Protection of Life and Health 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[45]
Public Buildings and Grounds Standing December 6, 1838 January 2, 1947 Public Buildings, 1838–1855
joint committee 1856–1883
Transferred to Public Works.[2][46]
Public Distress Select June 6, 1894 August 28, 1894 Select committee expired
Public Expenditures Standing March 22, 1909 March 3, 1911 [data unknown/missing]
Public Health and National Quarantine Standing March 19, 1896 April 18, 1921 Preceded by Epidemic Diseases
Public Lands Standing 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 Standing April 18, 1921 January 2, 1947 Renamed Public Lands
Public Works Standing 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 Standing 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/missing]
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 Special July 17, 1945 April 2, 1951 Official title: Reconstruction of Senate Roof and Skylights and Remodeling of Senate Chamber
Removal of Political Disabilities Select 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 Standing December 9, 1844 March 12, 1873 [data unknown/missing]
Revenue Collections in North Carolina Special March 2, 1882 February 12, 1883 [data unknown/missing]
Revision of the Laws Standing March 8, 1869 January 14, 1928 [data unknown/missing]
Revolutionary Claims Standing 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 Select February 8, 1820 January 18, 1830 Became a standing committee
January 18, 1830 March 3, 1857 [data unknown/missing]
Letter of Mr. Ruggles Select February 22, 1838 April 12, 1838 Select committee expired
Rules Standing 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) Select March 31, 1976 February 11, 1977 [data unknown/missing]
June 6, 1984 December 14, 1984 [data unknown/missing]
Senate Reception Room Special August 2, 1955 May 1, 1957 [data unknown/missing]
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
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.[47] 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/missing]
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 Select December 18, 1901 March 22, 1909 Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909 April 18, 1921 Preceded by a select committee
Small Business Enterprises(Special) Special October 8, 1940 February 20, 1950 Also known as Special Committee to Study Problems of American Small Business
Replaced by Small Business
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/missing]
Telepost Select July 17, 1914 March 4, 1915 Proposal to use the St. Louis to Chicago telepost by the U.S. Post Office Department.[2]
Tennessee Centennial Exposition Select May 12, 1896 March 3, 1897 [data unknown/missing]
Termination National Emergency Special January 6, 1973 December 20, 1974 [data unknown/missing]
Territories Standing March 25, 1844 April 18, 1921 Renamed Territories and Insular Possessions
Territories and Insular Possessions Standing April 18, 1921 June 17, 1929 Renamed Territorial and Insular Affairs
Territorial and Insular Affairs Standing June 17, 1929 January 2, 1947 Replaced by Interior and Insular Affairs
Third Degree Ordeal Standing April 30, 1910 August 4, 1911 [data unknown/missing]
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 Select December 16, 1872 March 19, 1879 Became a standing committee
March 19, 1879 April 18, 1921 [data unknown/missing]
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
Trespassers upon Indian Lands Select December 18, 1905 April 18, 1921 Select committee expired
Unemployment and Relief Select June 10, 1937 January 16, 1939 [data unknown/missing]
Unemployment Insurance Standing February 28, 1931 1932 [data unknown/missing]
Unemployment Problems Special September 12, 1959 March 30, 1960 [data unknown/missing]
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 [48]

Defunct joint committees

Committee Established Terminated Notes
Alcohol in the Arts Select June 3, 1896 December 17, 1897 [data unknown/missing]
Amending the Constitution on Presidential and Vice Presidential Elections Standing January 30, 1854 August 7, 1854 [data unknown/missing]
American Shipbuilding Select August 7, 1882 December 15, 1882 [data unknown/missing]
Armor Plant Costs Special June 30, 1914 February 24, 1915 [data unknown/missing]
Atomic Energy Standing August 1, 1946 September 30, 1977 Preceded by the Senate Special Committee on Atomic Energy.
United States Congressional Joint Committee on Arrangements for the Bicentennial Standing September 5, 1975 October 1, 1976 [data unknown/missing]
Aviation Policy Board Standing July 30, 1947 December 31, 1948 [5]
Banking and Currency Standing March 4, 1923 March 3, 1925 [data unknown/missing]
Budget Control Standing December 7, 1880 August 8, 1882 [data unknown/missing]
Centennial of the Laying of the Capitol Cornerstone, Celebrate the Standing August 17, 1893 August 28, 1894 [data unknown/missing]
Centennial of the Telegraph, Commemorate the Standing 1943 1945 78th Congress. [6]
Charities and Reformatory Institutions in the District of Columbia, Investigate Standing June 11, 1896 March 28, 1898 [data unknown/missing]
United States Congressional Joint Committee on Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Dedication of Standing February 9, 1895 March 26, 1896 [data unknown/missing]
Chinese Immigration, Investigate Standing July 17, 1876 February 27, 1877 [data unknown/missing]
Civil Service Retirement Act Standing 1925 1927 69th Congress. [7]
Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States, Inquire into the Standing 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 Standing December 13, 1865 June 8, 1866 American Civil War. [9]
Conditions in Alaska, Investigation of Standing March 4, 1911 April 4, 1911 [data unknown/missing]
Conditions of Indian Tribes Special March 3, 1865 January 26, 1867 Committee expired after releasing report.
Conduct of the War Standing December 10, 1861 June 20, 1865 American Civil War. [10]
Congressional Operations Standing October 26, 1970 February 11, 1977 Functions transferred to the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
Congressional Salaries, Investigate Standing March 4, 1923 May 1, 1924 [data unknown/missing]
Construction of a Building for a Museum of History and Technology for the Smithsonian Standing June 28, 1955 September 15, 1965 [data unknown/missing]
Control of Aircraft for Seacoast Defense, Investigate Standing March 4, 1929 March 3, 1931 [data unknown/missing]
Defense Production Standing September 8, 1950 February 11, 1977 [data unknown/missing]
Deficit Reduction Select August 2, 2011 November 21, 2011 [data unknown/missing]
Determine what Employment may be Furnished Federal Prisoners Standing March 2, 1923 December 3, 1923 [data unknown/missing]
Dirigible Disasters, Investigate Standing April 20, 1933 June 14, 1933 [data unknown/missing]
Disposition of (Useless) Executive Papers Standing February 16, 1889 July 7, 1943 Renamed the Joint Committee on Disposition of Executive Papers.
Joint Committee on Disposition of Executive Papers Standing July 7, 1943 June 23, 1970 [data unknown/missing]
District of Columbia, to Inquire into the Affairs of the Standing February 5, 1874 June 16, 1874 [data unknown/missing]
District of Columbia Public Parks Standing June 30, 1906 January 15, 1907 [data unknown/missing]
Economic Report Standing February 20, 1946 June 18, 1956 Renamed the Joint Economic Committee.
Enrolled Bills Standing 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 Standing August 19, 1940 October 27, 1941 [data unknown/missing]
Fiscal Relations between the District of Columbia and the United States (1915) March 3, 1915 January 6, 1916 [data unknown/missing]
Fiscal Relations between the District of Columbia and the United States (1922) June 29, 1922 February 24, 1923 [data unknown/missing]
Federal Aid in Construction of Post Roads Standing August 24, 1912 November 25, 1914 [data unknown/missing]
Federal Reserve System Standing March 4, 1923 March 3, 1925 [data unknown/missing]
Ford's Theater Disaster Standing August 18, 1894 February 25, 1897 Preceded by the Senate Select Committee on the Ford Theater Disaster.
Foreign Economic Cooperation Standing April 3, 1948 March 3, 1950 [data unknown/missing]
Forestry Standing June 14, 1938 March 23, 1941 [data unknown/missing]
General Parcel Post, to Investigate Standing August 24, 1912 February 12, 1915 [data unknown/missing]
Government for the District of Columbia, to Frame a Form of Standing August 14, 1876 January 11, 1877 [data unknown/missing]
Government Organization Standing February 3, 1937 August 21, 1937 [data unknown/missing]
Harriman Geographic Code System Standing March 4, 1927 February 7, 1929 [data unknown/missing]
Hawaii Standing August 21, 1937 February 15, 1938 [data unknown/missing]
Housing Standing July 25, 1947 March 15, 1948 [data unknown/missing]
High Cost of Living Standing 1919 1921 66th Congress. [11]
Immigration and Nationality Policy Standing June 27, 1952 October 26, 1970 [data unknown/missing]
Inaugurating Washington's Statue, Making Arrangement for Standing February 16, 1860 February 25, 1860 [data unknown/missing]
Inaugural Ceremonies see note Convened every four years after the quadrennial presidential election. [12]
Interior Department and Forestry Service, to Investigate the Standing January 19, 1910 March 4, 1911 [data unknown/missing]
Internal Revenue Taxation Standing February 26, 1926 October 4, 1976 Renamed the Joint Committee on Taxation
Interstate Commerce Standing July 20, 1916 March 3, 1919 [data unknown/missing]
Interstate and Foreign Commerce Standing July 20, 1916 March 3, 1919 [data unknown/missing]
Labor Management Relations Standing June 23, 1947 April 11, 1949 [data unknown/missing]
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<br/>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/missing]
Legislative Budget Standing January 2, 1947 January 3, 1971 [data unknown/missing]
Muscle Shoals Standing March 13, 1926 June 21, 1926 [data unknown/missing]
Navajo-Hopi Indian Administration Standing April 19, 1950 January 6, 1973 [data unknown/missing]
Naval Affairs Standing January 12, 1894 August 28, 1894 [data unknown/missing]
Naval Personnel Standing January 12, 1894 March 3, 1895 [data unknown/missing]
Northern Pacific Railroad Land Grants, Investigation of Standing June 5, 1924 April 19, 1929 [data unknown/missing]
Ordnance Select March 30, 1867 February 25, 1869 [data unknown/missing]
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 Standing June 4, 1920 December 31, 1920 [data unknown/missing]
Pacific Islands, to Study Standing June 18, 1948 December 31, 1948 [data unknown/missing]
Pearl Harbor Attack, Investigation of the Standing September 11, 1945 July 16, 1946 [data unknown/missing]
Phosphate Resource of the United States, to Investigate Standing June 16, 1938 January 16, 1941 [data unknown/missing]
Police and Preservation of the Capital Standing December 12, 1825 December 23, 1825 [data unknown/missing]
Postage on 2nd Class Mail Matter and Compensation for Transportation of Mail Standing August 24, 1912 March 3, 1915 [data unknown/missing]
Postal Salaries Standing February 28, 1919 March 3, 1921 [data unknown/missing]
Postal Service Standing April 24, 1920 February 8, 1924 [data unknown/missing]
Railroad Retirement Legislation Standing October 18, 1951 January 9, 1953 [data unknown/missing]
Safety of Roofs over Senate and House Wings of the Capitol, Investigate Standing January 13, 1821 February 6, 1821 [data unknown/missing]
Readjustment of Service Pay Special February 16, 1922 March 22, 1922 [data unknown/missing]
Reclassification of Salaries Standing March 1, 1919 March 12, 1920 [data unknown/missing]
Reconstruction Standing December 12, 1865 March 3, 1867 Succeeded by the House Select Committee on Reconstruction
Revision of the Laws Standing March 2, 1907 March 15, 1910 Separate from House and Senate committees of the same name
Reduction of Nonessential Federal Expenditures Standing September 20, 1941 July 12, 1974 [data unknown/missing]
Reorganization Standing December 29, 1920 June 3, 1924 [data unknown/missing]
Reorganization of the Administrative Branch of the Government Standing December 29, 1920 June 3, 1924 [data unknown/missing]
Reorganization of the Army Standing June 18, 1878 December 12, 1878 [data unknown/missing]
Reorganize the Civil Service in the Departments Standing February 1, 1869 March 3, 1869 [data unknown/missing]
Repairs and Furnishings of the Executive Mansion, to Examine the Accounts for Standing March 11, 1867 November 10, 1868 [data unknown/missing]
Retrenchment Standing July 19, 1866 March 3, 1871 [data unknown/missing]
Revise and Equalize the Pay of the Employees of Each House Standing March 6, 1867 March 3, 1869 [data unknown/missing]
Rural Credits Standing March 4, 1915 January 4, 1916 64th Congress. [14]
Salaries of Officers and Employees of the Senate and the House, to Investigate the Standing February 28, 1929 June 14, 1929 [data unknown/missing]
San Francisco Disaster Standing January 16, 1854 February 16, 1854 [data unknown/missing]
Scientific Bureaus Standing July 7, 1884 June 8, 1886 [data unknown/missing]
Second Class Mail Matter Standing June 26, 1906 January 28, 1907 [data unknown/missing]
Second Class Mail Matter and Compensation for Rail Mail Service Standing August 24, 1912 December 8, 1914 [data unknown/missing]
Selective Service Deferments Standing April 8, 1943 March 31, 1947 [data unknown/missing]
Senate Chamber and Hall of the House of Representatives Standing May 10, 1864 February 20, 1865 [data unknown/missing]
Smithsonian Bequest Standing February 19, 1844 August 10, 1846 [data unknown/missing]
State, War and Navy Department Building Standing August 5, 1882 March 3, 1883 [data unknown/missing]
System of Shortime Rural Credits, to Investigate Standing May 31, 1920 June 30, 1922 [data unknown/missing]
Tax Evasion and Avoidance Standing June 11, 1937 August 5, 1937 75th Congress. [15]
Temporary National Economic Committee June 16, 1938 April 3, 1941 The TNEC was established by a joint resolution of Congress (52 Stat. 705) to study monopolies and concentration of economic power. [16]
Tennessee Valley Authority Standing April 5, 1938 April 1, 1939 [data unknown/missing]
Transfer of the Indian Bureau Standing June 18, 1878 January 31, 1879 [data unknown/missing]
Veterans' Affairs Standing 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/missing]
Washington Aqueduct Tunnel, to Investigate Work on the Standing October 9, 1888 February 26, 1889 [data unknown/missing]

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