U.S. Congress

Congressional Committee Minority Leaders


36 Ranking Members
Ranking Member
College
Highest Degree
Subject
Previous Job\Career
Thad Cochran(R-MS)Mississippi ('65, '59, '59)DoctorateLawLawyer1
James Inhofe(R-OK)Tulsa ('73)BachelorsEconomicsPresident67
Mike Crapo(R-ID)Harvard ('77) & Brigham Young ('73)DoctorateLawLawyer2
Jeff Sessions(R-AL)University of Alabama ('73) & Huntingdon College ('69)DoctorateLawLawyer248
John Thune(R-SD)South Dakota ('84) & Biola University ('83)MastersBusinessManager3
Lisa Murkowski(R-AK)Willamette University ('85) & Georgetown ('80)DoctorateLawLawyer3
David Vitter(R-LA)Tulane ('88), Oxford University ('85) & Harvard ('83)DoctorateLawProfessor41
Orrin Hatch(R-UT)Pittsburgh ('62) & Brigham Young ('59)DoctorateLawLawyer1
Bob Corker(R-TN)Tennessee ('74)BachelorsBusinessReal Estate Agent34
Lamar Alexander(R-TN)New York University ('65) & Vanderbilt ('62)DoctorateLawUniversity President1
Tom Coburn(R-OK)Oklahoma ('83) & Oklahoma State ('70)DoctorateMedicineDoctor13
Chuck Grassley(R-IA)Northern Iowa ('56, '55)MastersPolitical ScienceTeacher6
Pat Roberts(R-KS)Kansas State ('58)BachelorsJournalismJournalist9
Jim Risch(R-ID)Idaho ('68, '65)DoctorateLawTeacher1
Richard Burr(R-NC)Wake Forest ('74)BachelorsManager2
Thad Cochran(R-MS)Mississippi ('65, '59, '59)DoctorateLawLawyer1
Robert Brady(D-PA)Consultant0
Collin Peterson(D-MN)Minnesota State Moorhead ('66, '66)BachelorsBusinessFinancial Worker0
Nita Lowey(D-NY)Mount Holyoke ('59)BachelorsFinancialGovernment Employee0
Adam Smith(D-WA)Washington ('90) & Fordham ('87)DoctorateLawJudge0
Chris Van Hollen(D-MD)Georgetown ('90), Harvard ('85) & Swarthmore College ('82)DoctorateLawGovernment Employee0
George Miller(D-CA)California Davis ('72), San Francisco State ('68) & Diablo Valley ('66)DoctorateLawLawyer0
Henry Waxman(D-CA)UCLA ('64, '61)DoctorateLawLawyer0
Linda Sanchez(D-CA)UCLA ('95), California Berkeley ('91, '91)DoctorateLawLawyer0
Maxine Waters(D-CA)California State Los Angeles ('70)BachelorsSociologyTeacher0
Eliot Engel(D-NY)New York University ('87), City University of New York ('73, '69)DoctorateLawTeacher0
Bennie Thompson(D-MS)Jackson State ('72) & Tougaloo ('68)MastersEducationManager0
John Conyers(D-MI)Wayne State University ('58, '57)DoctorateLawGovernment Employee3
Ed Markey(D-MA)Boston College ('72, '68)DoctorateLawLawyer4
Elijah Cummings(D-MD)Maryland Baltimore County ('76) & Howard ('73)DoctorateLawLawyer4
Louise Slaughter(D-NY)Kentucky ('53, '51)MastersHealth CareGovernment Employee0
Eddie Johnson(D-TX)Southern Methodist ('76) & Texas Christian ('67)MastersPublic PolicyGovernment Employee0
Nydia Velazquez(D-NY)New York University ('76) & University of Puerto Rico ('74)MastersPolitical ScienceGovernment Employee0
Nick Rahall(D-WV)Duke ('71)BachelorsPolitical ScienceManager0
Mike Michaud(D-ME)3
Sander Levin(D-MI)Harvard ('57), Columbia ('54) & University of Chicago ('52)DoctorateLawGovernment Employee0