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Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP)

I am a senior member of the HELP committee, which oversees issues such as education, labor, health care for seniors, long-term care, women's health, social, nutritional, information and referral services for seniors, individuals with disabilities, and Social Security.

Chairwoman - Subcommittee on Children and Families

Appropriations Committee

I am also a senior member on the Senate Appropriations Committee, which is the largest committee in the U.S. Senate. The Committee writes the legislation that allocates federal funds to the numerous government agencies, departments, and organizations on an annual basis.

Chairwoman - Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science

  • The CJS Subcommittee oversees funding for several key federal departments, agencies and programs, including the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Bureau of Census, the Department of Commerce and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

I also serve on the following Appropriations Subcommittees which are tasked with drafting legislation to allocate funds to government agencies within their jurisdictions. These subcommittees are responsible for reviewing the President's budget request, hearing testimony from government officials, and drafting the spending plans for the coming fiscal year:

Senate Select Committee On Intelligence

I am also a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which oversees all intelligence activities of the United States government. The panel monitors the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and other U.S. intelligence operations in order to safeguard American interests abroad.