U.S. Congress

Congressional Committee Leaders


71 Committee Heads
Committee Head
College
Highest Degree
Subject
Previous Job\Career
Debbie Stabenow(D-MI)Michigan State ('75, '72)MastersSocial ServicesSocial Worker3
Thad Cochran(R-MS)Mississippi ('65, '59, '59)DoctorateLawLawyer1
Barbara Mikulski(D-MD)Maryland ('65) & Mount Saint Agnes ('58)MastersSocial ServicesProfessor1
Carl Levin(D-MI)Harvard ('59) & Swarthmore College ('56)BachelorsLawLawyer3
James Inhofe(R-OK)Tulsa ('73)BachelorsEconomicsPresident67
Tim Johnson(D-SD)South Dakota ('75, '70, '69)DoctorateLawLawyer1
Mike Crapo(R-ID)Harvard ('77) & Brigham Young ('73)DoctorateLawLawyer2
Patty Murray(D-WA)Washington State ('72)BachelorsEducationProfessor2
Jeff Sessions(R-AL)University of Alabama ('73) & Huntingdon College ('69)DoctorateLawLawyer248
Jay Rockefeller(D-WV)Harvard ('61, '61)BachelorsHistoryUniversity President1
John Thune(R-SD)South Dakota ('84) & Biola University ('83)MastersBusinessManager3
Ron Wyden(D-OR)Oregon ('74) & Stanford ('71)DoctorateLawProfessor2
Lisa Murkowski(R-AK)Willamette University ('85) & Georgetown ('80)DoctorateLawLawyer3
Barbara Boxer(D-CA)Long Island Brooklyn ('62)BachelorsEconomicsStock Broker3
David Vitter(R-LA)Tulane ('88), Oxford University ('85) & Harvard ('83)DoctorateLawProfessor41
Max Baucus(D-MT)Stanford ('67, '64)BachelorsLawLawyer5
Orrin Hatch(R-UT)Pittsburgh ('62) & Brigham Young ('59)DoctorateLawLawyer1
Bob Menendez(D-NJ)Rutgers ('79)DoctorateLawAuthor1
Bob Corker(R-TN)Tennessee ('74)BachelorsBusinessReal Estate Agent34
Tom Harkin(D-IA)Catholic University of America ('72), Iowa State ('62, '62)DoctorateLawLawyer2
Lamar Alexander(R-TN)New York University ('65) & Vanderbilt ('62)DoctorateLawUniversity President1
Tom Carper(D-DE)Delaware ('75) & Ohio State ('68)MastersBusinessNavy Captain1
Tom Coburn(R-OK)Oklahoma ('83) & Oklahoma State ('70)DoctorateMedicineDoctor13
Patrick Leahy(D-VT)Georgetown ('64) & Saint Michael's College ('61)DoctorateLawLawyer1
Chuck Grassley(R-IA)Northern Iowa ('56, '55)MastersPolitical ScienceTeacher6
Chuck Schumer(D-NY)Harvard ('74, '71)DoctorateLaw58
Pat Roberts(R-KS)Kansas State ('58)BachelorsJournalismJournalist9
Jim Risch(R-ID)Idaho ('68, '65)DoctorateLawTeacher1
Bernie Sanders(D-VT)University of Chicago ('64)BachelorsPolitical ScienceProfessor1816
Richard Burr(R-NC)Wake Forest ('74)BachelorsManager2
Thad Cochran(R-MS)Mississippi ('65, '59, '59)DoctorateLawLawyer1
Candice Miller(R-MI)Northwood ('74) & Macomb County Community ('73)Did not FinishLiberal Arts0
Robert Brady(D-PA)Consultant0
Frank Lucas(R-OK)Oklahoma State ('82)BachelorsEconomicsFarmers0
Collin Peterson(D-MN)Minnesota State Moorhead ('66, '66)BachelorsBusinessFinancial Worker0
Hal Rogers(R-KY)Kentucky ('64, '62)BachelorsLawLawyer0
Nita Lowey(D-NY)Mount Holyoke ('59)BachelorsFinancialGovernment Employee0
Buck McKeon(R-CA)Brigham Young ('85)BachelorsVeterinarySmall Business Owner3
Adam Smith(D-WA)Washington ('90) & Fordham ('87)DoctorateLawJudge0
Paul Ryan(R-WI)Miami ('92, '92)BachelorsPolitical ScienceGovernment Employee451
Chris Van Hollen(D-MD)Georgetown ('90), Harvard ('85) & Swarthmore College ('82)DoctorateLawGovernment Employee0
John Kline(R-MN)Shippensburg University ('88) & Rice ('69)MastersGovernmentPilot0
George Miller(D-CA)California Davis ('72), San Francisco State ('68) & Diablo Valley ('66)DoctorateLawLawyer0
Fred Upton(R-MI)Michigan ('75)BachelorsJournalismGovernment Employee0
Henry Waxman(D-CA)UCLA ('64, '61)DoctorateLawLawyer0
Michael Conaway(R-TX)Texas AM University Commerce ('70)BachelorsAccountingManager0
Linda Sanchez(D-CA)UCLA ('95), California Berkeley ('91, '91)DoctorateLawLawyer0
Jeb Hensarling(R-TX)Texas ('82) & Texas A&M ('79)DoctorateLawGovernment Employee1
Maxine Waters(D-CA)California State Los Angeles ('70)BachelorsSociologyTeacher0
Edward Royce(R-CA)California State Fullerton ('77, '77)BachelorsAccountingSmall Business Owner0
Eliot Engel(D-NY)New York University ('87), City University of New York ('73, '69)DoctorateLawTeacher0
Michael McCaul(R-TX)Saint Mary's Texas ('87), Trinity ('84, '84)DoctorateLawLawyer0
Bennie Thompson(D-MS)Jackson State ('72) & Tougaloo ('68)MastersEducationManager0
Bob Goodlatte(R-VA)Washington and Lee University ('77) & Bates College ('74)DoctorateLawLawyer0
John Conyers(D-MI)Wayne State University ('58, '57)DoctorateLawGovernment Employee3
Doc Hastings(R-WA)Central Washington University ('64)Did not FinishBusinessManager0
Ed Markey(D-MA)Boston College ('72, '68)DoctorateLawLawyer4
Darrell Issa(R-CA)Kent State ('76) & Siena Heights ('76)BachelorsBusinessEntrepreneur14
Elijah Cummings(D-MD)Maryland Baltimore County ('76) & Howard ('73)DoctorateLawLawyer4
Pete Sessions(R-TX)Southwestern University ('78)BachelorsLiberal ArtsManager1
Louise Slaughter(D-NY)Kentucky ('53, '51)MastersHealth CareGovernment Employee0
Eddie Johnson(D-TX)Southern Methodist ('76) & Texas Christian ('67)MastersPublic PolicyGovernment Employee0
Lamar Smith(R-TX)Southern Methodist ('75) & Yale ('69)DoctorateLawJournalist0
Sam Graves(R-MO)Missouri ('86)BachelorsLiberal ArtsFarmers0
Nydia Velazquez(D-NY)New York University ('76) & University of Puerto Rico ('74)MastersPolitical ScienceGovernment Employee0
Bill Shuster(R-PA)American ('87), Dickinson College & MastersBusinessFarmers0
Nick Rahall(D-WV)Duke ('71)BachelorsPolitical ScienceManager0
Jeff Miller(R-FL)Florida ('84)BachelorsJournalismPolice Officer6
Mike Michaud(D-ME)3
Dave Camp(R-MI)San Diego ('78) & Albion ('75)DoctorateLawGovernment Employee0
Sander Levin(D-MI)Harvard ('57), Columbia ('54) & University of Chicago ('52)DoctorateLawGovernment Employee0