List of defunct United States congressional committees

Last updated

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

Contents

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

CommitteeTypeEstablishedTerminatedNotes
Alleged Abstraction of Books from the Library of the House SelectFebruary 14, 1861February 28, 1861Investigation 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 SelectMarch 3, 1863March 3, 1863Investigation into the disappearance of a committee report from the Select Committee on Government Contracts
Accountability of Public Moneys SelectApril 12, 1822May 8, 1822Select committee expired
Accounts StandingDecember 27, 1803January 2, 1947Merged with House Administration
Admission to the Floor SelectJune 18, 1886January 27, 1887Select committee expired
Affairs with Algiers SelectFebruary 9, 1808April 25, 1808Select committee expired
Aging (Permanent Select)SelectOctober 8, 1974October 9, 1992Terminated at the end of the 102nd Congress. Committee not renewed during the 103rd Congress. [7]
Memorial of the Agricultural Bank of Mississippi SelectJanuary 7, 1842April 9, 1842Memorial requesting forgiveness of a debt to the United States.
Air Accidents SelectMarch 6, 1941January 7, 1943Select committee expired
Air Services SelectMarch 24, 19241925Select committee expired
Alabama’s Admission to the Union SelectDecember 7, 1818March 3, 1819Select committee expired
Alabama Affairs SelectDecember 21, 1874February 23, 1875Select committee expired
Alcoholic Liquor Traffic SelectMay 16, 1879August 18, 1893Became a standing committee
Alcoholic Liquor Traffic StandingAugust 18, 1893December 5, 1927[ data unknown/missing ]
Alleged Assault on Senator Sumner SelectMay 23, 1856June 2, 1856Select committee expired
Amendment to the Constitution SelectDecember 17, 1835February 28, 1837Amendment related to the Election of President and Vice President
Select committee expired
January 11, 1837July 9, 1838Amendment related to the Appointment of Members of Congress to office
Select committee expired
American Colonization Society SelectJanuary 29, 1827February 7, 1832Memorial of the American Colonization Society
Select committee expired
American Retail Federation SpecialApril 24, 1935April 7, 1936Select committee expired
American Ship building SelectDecember 19, 1883February 12, 1887Select committee expired
American Sugar Refining Company SpecialMay 9, 1911April 20, 1912[ data unknown/missing ]
Anthracite Emergency Program SpecialSeptember 12, 1940January 3, 1941Program to stabilize the Pennsylvania coal industry. [8] Not authorized to hold hearings and no appropriations were authorized for it. [1]
Apportionment of Representatives SelectNovember 8, 1811November 20, 1811Bring a Bill for the Apportionment of Representatives
Select committee expired
December 29, 1820March 3, 1821Apportionment of Representatives under the 4th Census
Select committee expired
December 11, 1826March 3, 1827Apportionment of Representatives under the Next Census
Select committee expired
December 13, 1841January 22, 1842Apportionment of Representatives under the 6th Census
Select committee expired
Arkansas Affairs SelectMay 27, 1874February 6, 1875Select committee expired
Arkansas Territory SelectDecember 16, 1818December 21, 1818Select committee expired
Arkansas Territorial Limits SelectJanuary 9, 1823March 3, 1823Select committee expired
Arms Contracts SelectJanuary 7, 1824March 27, 1824Select committee expired
Arms Exports SelectFebruary 27, 1809February 27, 1809Select committee expired
Army Appropriations Inquiry SelectDecember 10, 1819February 28, 1820Select committee expired
Army Pay SelectDecember 16, 1844March 3, 1845Bill to Regulate Army Pay
Select committee expired
Army Regulations SelectDecember 6, 1805April 21, 1806Select committee expired
Army Supply Contracts SelectFebruary 3, 1814April 13, 1814Select committee expired
Assassinations SelectFebruary 2, 1977March 29, 1979Investigation into the Assassinations of President John. F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Select committee expired
Assault on the President’s Secretary SelectApril 18, 1828May 16, 1828Select committee expired
Establishing an Assay Office in the Gold Region SelectJanuary 4, 1831April 4, 1834[ data unknown/missing ]
Export Control Select19611962Select committee expired
Assent of Congress to an Act of the Virginia Legislature SelectApril 8, 1816April 9, 1816Select committee expired
Astronautics and Space Exploration SelectMarch 5, 1958July 21, 1958Select committee expired
Asylum for the Blind SelectDecember 12, 1831December 28, 1831Select committee expired
Attorney General's Office SelectDecember 4, 1816March 3, 1817Select committee expired
Investigate the Incorporation of the Baltic States into the U.S.S.R. SelectJuly 27, 1953March 4, 1954Replaced by the Committee on Communist Aggression
Bank of the United States SelectNovember 30, 1818January 16, 1819Conduct and Management of the Bank of the United States
Select committee expired
December 13, 1820March 7, 1822Petition of the Bank of the United States
Select committee expired
March 14, 1832June 25, 1834United States Bank Affairs
Select committee expired
Banking and Currency StandingMarch 2, 1865January 3, 1975Renamed Banking, Currency, and Housing
Banking, Currency, and Housing StandingJanuary 3, 1975January 4, 1977Renamed Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs
Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs StandingJanuary 4, 1977January 5, 1995Renamed Banking and Financial Services [9]
Banking and Financial Services StandingJanuary 5, 1995January 3, 2001Renamed Financial Services [10]
Banking Memorials SelectJanuary 20, 1823February 27, 1823Memorials of Banking Institutions and Insurance Companies in Charleston, South Carolina, and the Bank of the United States
Select committee expired
Bankrupt Law SelectJuly 15, 1861May 17, 1866Select committee expired
Bankruptcy SelectJanuary 1, 1812July 6, 1812Establishing a Uniform System of Bankruptcy
Select committee expired
Banks of the District of Columbia SelectFebruary 19, 1814March 3, 1817Select committee expired
December 31, 1835June 20, 1836Select committee expired
December 4, 1844February 25, 1845Select committee expired
Benefits for Dependents of Armed Services Veterans SelectAugust 4, 1954January 15, 1956Committee to Investigate and Study Certain Benefits for Surviving Dependents of Deceased Members and Former Members of the Armed Forces
Select committee expired
Berkshire Association SelectJanuary 29, 1817February 21, 1817Select committee expired
Bible Society of Philadelphia SelectFebruary 24, 1816March 5, 1816Select committee expired
Biennial Register SelectApril 28, 1832June 26, 1834Select committee expired
Bills of Exchange SelectJanuary 13, 1826March 22, 1826Select committee expired
Bills and Resolutions Introduced in the House SelectFebruary 10, 1909March 3, 1909Select committee expired
Bonus of the National Bank SelectDecember 16, 1816December 23, 1816Select committee expired
Boundary of the Chickasaw Indians SelectFebruary 6, 1834May 6, 1834Committee to review the True Boundary of the Chickasaw Indians, Between the Tennessee and Mississippi Rivers
Select committee expired
Bounty Land Act of 1850 SelectDecember 5, 1850August 31, 1852Select committee expired
Bounty Lands Commutation SelectDecember 11, 1816January 11, 1817Select committee expired
Boynton Investigation SelectFebruary 8, 1884July 7, 1884Select committee expired
British Depredations of the Northern Frontier SelectJanuary 25, 1832March 17, 1832Select committee expired
Brownstown Treaty SelectJanuary 26, 1820May 12, 1820Select committee expired
Conduct of Peter J. Bruin SelectApril 18, 1808April 21, 1808Committee investigated the conduct of Peter J. Bruin, one of the Judges of the Superior Court of the Mississippi Territory
Budget SelectJuly 31, 1919October 11, 1919Select committee expired
Census Standing19011946Jurisdiction merged into Post Office and Civil Service
Children, Youth, and Families Select19831993[ data unknown/missing ]
Civil Service Standing19241946Jurisdiction merged into Post Office and Civil Service
Claims StandingNovember 13, 17941946Jurisdiction merged into Judiciary [11]
Coinage, Weights and Measures Standing18671946Jurisdiction merged into Banking and Currency
Commerce and Manufactures StandingDecember 14, 17951819Renamed and split into Commerce and Manufactures [12]
Commerce Standing18191893First period.
Renamed Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Conservation of Wildlife Resources Select19341946[ data unknown/missing ]
Communist Aggression Select19541954[ data unknown/missing ]
Disposition of Executive Papers Standing18891947Jurisdiction merged into House Administration
Disposition of Surplus Property Select19461946Select committee expired
District of Columbia Standing18081999Jurisdiction merged into Government Reform
Economic and Educational Opportunities Standing19951997Renamed Committee on Education and the Workforce
Education Standing18831947Merged into Education and Labor
Education and Labor Standing18671883Split into Education and Labor
1947-1995: Restored as Economic and Educational Opportunities
1997-2007: Renamed Education and the Workforce
Restored in 2007
Elections StandingApril 13, 17891947Jurisdiction merged into House Administration
Election of the President, Vice President and Representatives in Congress Standing18931947Jurisdiction merged into House Administration
Energy Independence and Global Warming Select20072011Terminated
Engraving Standing18441860Jurisdiction merged into Printing
Enrolled Bills Standing18761947Jurisdiction merged into House Administration
Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi Select20142016 [13] Terminated
Expenditures in the Executive Departments Standing19271952Created by the merger of several predecessor expenditure committees
Jurisdiction merged into Government Operations
Expenditures in the Agriculture Department Standing18891927Jurisdiction merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Commerce and Labor Departments Standing19051913Split between Expenditures in the Commerce Department and Expenditures in the Labor Department
Expenditures in the Commerce Department Standing19131927Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Interior Department Standing18601927Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Justice Department Standing18741927Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Labor Department Standing19131927Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Navy Department Standing18161927Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Post Office Department Standing18161927Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the State Department Standing18161927Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Treasury Department Standing18161927Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures in the War Department Standing18161927Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Expenditures on Public Buildings Standing18161927Merged into Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Flood Control StandingFebruary 3, 1916January 3, 1947Jurisdiction 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 Standing18661875Implementation of 14th and 15th Amendments
Government Operations Standing19521999Moved into Government Reform
Government Reform Standing19992007Renamed Oversight and Government Reform
Government Research Select19631964Select committee expired
House Beauty Shop Select19671979Moved into House Administration
House Restaurant Select19691975[ data unknown/missing ]
Hurricane Katrina Select20052006Select committee expired
Immigration and Naturalization Standing18931946Moved into Judiciary
Indian Affairs Standing18211946Moved into Public Lands
Industrial Arts and Expositions Standing19031927[ data unknown/missing ]
Insular Affairs Standing18991946Cuban affairs moved to Foreign Affairs in 1906
Moved to Public Lands
Interior and Insular Affairs Standing19511993Moved to Resources
Internal Security Standing19691975Functions transferred to the Judiciary
International Relations Standing19751979Renamed Foreign Affairs
Restored 1995–2007
Reverted to Foreign Affairs
Interstate and Foreign Commerce Standing18931981Renamed Energy and Commerce
Inquiry into Operation of the U.S. Air Services Select19241925Select committee expired
Invalid Pensions StandingJanuary 10, 18311946Terminated [11]
Irrigation and Reclamation Standing19241946Moved to Public Lands
Irrigation of Arid Lands Standing18931924Renamed Irrigation and Reclamation
Katyn Forest Massacre Investigation Select19511952Select committee expired
Labor Standing18831947Merged into Education and Labor
Levees and Improvements of the Mississippi River StandingNovember 7, 1877April 5, 1911Committee 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 Select19491951Select committee expired
Manufactures StandingDecember 8, 18191911Created from the split of Commerce and Manufactures in 1819, it became inactive during its later years and was eliminated in 1911. [16]
Memorials Standing19291947Moved into House Administration
Merchant Marine and Fisheries Standing18871932[ data unknown/missing ]
19351994[ data unknown/missing ]
Merchant Marine, Radio and Fisheries Standing19321935Temporary renaming of Merchant Marine and Fisheries
Mileage Standing18371927Duties returned to Accounts
Military Affairs Standing18221946Moved into Armed Services
Military Pensions Standing18251831Renamed Invalid Pensions [11]
Militia Standing18351911Moved to Military Affairs
Mines and Mining Standing18651946Moved to Public Lands
Mississippi Levees StandingDecember 10, 1875November 7, 1877Renamed Levees and Improvements of the Mississippi River, until 1911. [17]
Investigate Campaign Expenditures Select19541955Select committee expired
Investigate Commodity Transactions Select19471948Select committee expired
Investigate Conditions Interfering with Interstate Commerce between the States of Illinois and Missouri Select19171921Select committee expired
Investigate Contracts and Expenditures Made by the War Department during the War Select19191921Select committee expired
Investigating Defense Migration Select19411943Select committee expired
Investigate the Disposition of Surplus Property Select19461946Select committee expired
Investigate the Seizure of Montgomery Ward and Company Select19431945Select committee expired
Investigate Foundations and Other Organizations Select19521953Select committee expired
Investigate the Use of Chemicals in Food and Cosmetics Select19501953Select committee expired
Investigate the National Labor Relations Board Select19391940Select committee expired
Investigate the Preparation, Distribution, Sale, Payment, Retirement, Surrender, Cancellation, and Destruction of Government Bonds and Other Securities Select19241925Select committee expired
Investigate the Seizure of Montgomery Ward and Company Select19441944Select committee expired
Investigate Real Estate Bondholders' Reorganizations Select19341935Select committee expired
Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations and Comparable Organizations Select19521954Select committee expired
Lobbying Activities Select19491951Select committee expired
Missing Persons in Southeast Asia Select19751976Select committee expired
Natural Resources Standing19931995Renamed Resources
2007: Restored
Narcotics Abuse and Control Select19761993Select committee expired
Naval Affairs Standing18221946Moved into Armed Services
Niagara Ship Canal Select18611861Select committee expired
Newsprint and Paper Supply Select19471948Select committee expired
Offensive and Undesirable Books, Magazines, and Comic Books Select19521952Select committee expired
Pacific Railroads Standing18651911Terminated
Patents Standing18371946Moved into Judiciary
Pensions and Revolutionary War Claims StandingDecember 22, 1813December 9, 1825Renamed Revolutionary Pensions [11]
Pensions Standing18801946Terminated [11]
Population Select19771979Select committee expired
Post Office and Civil Service Standing19461999Moved into Government Reform
Post Office and Post Roads Standing18081946Moved into Post Office and Civil Service
Post-War Economic Policy and Planning Special19441946[ data unknown/missing ]
Printing Standing1846[ data unknown/missing ]Moved into House Administration
Private Land Claims StandingApril 29, 18161911Abolished due to diminished legislative activity. [11]
Professional Sports Select19761977Select committee expired
Public Buildings and Grounds Standing18371946Established 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 Standing18141880[ data unknown/missing ]
Public Lands Standing18051951Renamed Interior and Insular Affairs
Public Works Standing19471968Created 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 StandingApril 9, 18691927Renamed 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 Select18671871Select committee expired
Records of Committees Relating to Banking and Currency [ data unknown/missing ][ data unknown/missing ][ data unknown/missing ]
Reform in the Civil Service Standing18931924Renamed Civil Service
Resources Standing19952007Renamed Natural Resources
Revisal and Unfinished Business StandingDecember 9, 17951868Unfinished business duties obsolete, remainder renamed Revision of Laws
Revision of Laws Standing18681946Moved into Judiciary
Revolutionary Claims Standing18251873Moved to War Claims [11]
Revolutionary Pensions (1825) StandingDecember 9, 1825December 13, 1825Split between Military Pensions and Revolutionary Claims [11]
Revolutionary Pensions (1831) StandingJanuary 10, 18311880Abolished. Jurisdiction referred to Pensions [11]
Rivers and Harbors StandingDecember 18831946Given 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 Standing19131946The 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 Standing18311869Originated 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 Standing19952007Renamed Science and Technology
Science and Astronautics Standing19591974Renamed Science and Technology
Science and Technology Standing19741987Renamed Committee on Science, Space and Technology (Restored in 2007)
Science, Space and Technology Standing19871995Renamed Committee on Science
Survivor Benefits Select19541955Select committee expired
Territories Standing18251946Moved to Public Lands
U.S. Shipping Board Operations Select19191921Select committee expired
Un-American Activities Standing19451969Also called HUAC or HCUA.
Became Internal Security
Uniform System of Coinage, Weights and Measures Standing18641867Renamed Committee on Coinage, Weights and Measures
Ventilation and Acoustics Standing18931911[ data unknown/missing ]
Voting Irregularities of August 2, 2007 SelectAugust 3, 2007January 3, 2009Select committee expired
War Claims Standing18731946Moved into Judiciary [11]
Water Power Special19181921[ data unknown/missing ]
Woman Suffrage Standing19171927Implementation of the 19th Amendment
World War Veterans' Legislation [ data unknown/missing ][ data unknown/missing ][ data unknown/missing ][ data unknown/missing ]

Defunct Senate committees

CommitteeTypeEstablishedTerminatedNotes
Committee of the Whole Standing17891986A 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 SelectFebruary 8, 1831February 11, 1831Select committee expired
Additional Accommodations for the Library of Congress SelectMarch 3, 1881April 18, 1921Select committee expired
Aeronautical and Space Sciences StandingJuly 24, 1958February 11, 1977Replaced by Commerce, Science and Transportation
Agriculture StandingDecember 9, 1825March 3, 1857Restored in 1863
March 6, 1863February 5, 1884Renamed Agriculture and Forestry
Agriculture and Forestry StandingFebruary 5, 1884February 11, 1977Renamed Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
Agricultural Labor Shortages in the West SpecialOctober 24, 1942December 16, 1942[ data unknown/missing ]
Air Mail and Ocean Mail Contracts SpecialFebruary 24, 1933June 30, 1936[ data unknown/missing ]
Alabama Land Purchase SelectFebruary 4, 1828May 26, 1828Official title: Memorial of the State of Alabama to Purchase Certain Public Lands from Within the State
Select committee expired
Alaska Railroad (Special Select)SpecialJuly 1, 1930December 4, 1933[ data unknown/missing ]
Alien Property Custodian's Office SelectJuly 3, 1926March 3, 1927Select committee expired
Alter and Improve Senate Chamber SelectMay 19, 1860August 6, 1861Select committee expired
Amending the Constitution on the Election of the President and Vice President SelectMarch 15, 1830March 3, 1831Select committee expired
Amendments to the Constitution SelectNovember 23, 1820March 3, 1825Official title: Proposed Amendments to the Constitution
Select committee expired
June 2, 1834June 30, 1834Official title: Resolution to Amend the Constitution
Select committee expired
February 27, 1861February 28, 1861Official title: Certain Amendments Proposed to the Constitution by the Convention held in Washington City
Select committee expired
American Colonization Society SelectFebruary 29, 1820May 15, 1820[ data unknown/missing ]
Aquatic Life SpecialJanuary 3, 1938January 3, 1940Official title: Conservation and Utilization of Aquatic Life [2]
Armed Strikebreakers SelectAugust 2, 1892February 10, 1893Official title: Investigate Armed Bodies of Men for Private Purposes
Pinkerton Detective Force
Select committee expired
Assault on Charles Sumner SelectMay 23, 1856May 28, 1856[ data unknown/missing ]
Atomic Energy SelectOctober 22, 1945August 1, 1946Replaced by the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy
Atmospheric Telegraph Between Washington and Baltimore SelectFebruary 23, 1854August 7, 1854Proposal for a Pneumatic tube delivery system
Select committee expired
Attorney General Harry M. Daugherty SelectMarch 3, 1924March 4, 1925Select committee expired
Attorney General's Office SelectDecember 10, 1816March 3, 1817Official title: Establishing an Additional Executive Office of the Attorney General
Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses of the Senate StandingNovember 4, 1807January 2, 1947Replaced by Rules and Administration. No mention of committee in 1809. [2]
Bank Note Circulation SelectFebruary 27, 1840July 21, 1840Official 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 StandingMay 22, 1913October 26, 1970Renamed Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Bankruptcy SelectDecember 8, 1826March 3, 1827Official title: Establishing a Uniform System of Bankruptcy
Select committee expired
June 8, 1840July 21, 1840Official title: Bills to Establish a Uniform System of Bankruptcy throughout the United States
Select committee expired
Bankruptcy and Receivership SpecialJune 13, 1933May 29, 1936Official title: Special Committee to Investigate Receivership and Bankruptcy Proceedings in the Courts of the United States
Banks Expedition SelectDecember 22, 1862February 9, 1863Official 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 SelectDecember 24, 1824March 3, 1825Official title: Liquidation of the Balances Due from Banks in Which Deposits Have Been Made
Banks of the District of Columbia SelectDecember 17, 1857June 14, 1858Select committee expired
Bribery Attempts Investigation SpecialMay 17, 1894August 2, 1894Official title: to Investigate Attempts at Bribery During the Consideration of the Tariff Bill
Budget SpecialJuly 14, 1919April 13, 1920See Committee on the Budget
Cabinet Officers on the Floor of the Senate SelectDecember 7, 1880August 8, 1882Select committee expired
California's Admission to the Union SelectJanuary 24, 1849March 3, 1850Stubbs 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 SpecialJune 17, 1924February 12, 1925[ data unknown/missing ]
Campaign Expenditures SelectDecember 5, 1932December 21, 1933Investigate Campaign Expenditures of Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates and Candidates for the United States Senate. [2]
Campaign Expenditures Investigation SpecialJanuary 3, 1935January 3, 1941 [2]
Campaign Expenditures, 1944 SpecialMarch 30, 1944March 15, 1945Official title: Presidential, Vice-Presidential, and Senate Campaign Expenditures in 1944
Campaign Expenditures, 1946 SpecialJanuary 14, 1946[ data unknown/missing ] [2]
Canadian Relations SelectJuly 31, 1888January 13, 1892Became a standing committee
January 13, 1892April 18, 1921Merged with Foreign Relations
Catlin's Collection of Indian Scenes, Purchase of SelectFebruary 3, 1852June 23, 1852[ data unknown/missing ]
Censure Charges against Senator McCarthy SelectAugust 2, 1954December 2, 1954Terminated on passage of a motion to censure Senator Joseph McCarthy
Census StandingDecember 12, 1887April 18, 1921Preceded by various select committees
Seventh Census SelectDecember 14, 1848June 28, 1852Select committee expired
Ninth Census SelectJanuary 29, 1869March 3, 1869Select committee expired
Tenth Census SelectApril 4, 1878March 3, 1887Replaced by the Committee on the Census
Centennial of the Constitution and the Discovery of America SelectJuly 31, 1888March 3, 1889Replaced with the Select Committee on the Quadro-Centennial
Centralization of Heavy Industry in the United States SpecialDecember 21, 1943December 19, 1944[ data unknown/missing ]
Charges Against Benjamin Stark SelectMarch 18, 1862April 22, 1862Select committee expired
Charges Against Burton K. Wheeler SelectApril 9, 1924May 19, 1924Investigation 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 SelectJanuary 9, 1872February 26, 1873Select committee expired
Senator Pomeroy SelectFebruary 10, 1873March 3, 1873Charges of election bribes against Senator Samuel C. Pomeroy
Select committee expired
Charges of Corruption Contained in the Daily Times SelectMarch 12, 1846March 16, 1846Charges 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 SelectAugust 5, 1892March 3, 1893Select committee expired
Circulation of Bank Notes in the District of Columbia SelectJanuary 9, 1860January 17, 1860Official title: Bill to Prohibit the Issue and Circulation of Bank Notes in the District of Columbia
Select committee expired
Civil Service StandingApril 18, 1921January 2, 1947Replaced by Post Office and Civil Service
Civil Service and Retrenchment StandingDecember 4, 1873April 18, 1921Renamed Civil Service
Civil Service Commission Examining Division SelectJanuary 19, 1922July 25, 1922Official title: Investigate the Examining Division of the Civil Service Commission
Civil Service Laws SpecialApril 1, 1938January 25, 1945Official title: Special Committee to Investigate Administration and Operation of Civil Service Laws and the Classification Act of 1923
Civil Service Operations SelectMarch 13, 1888March 3, 1889Select committee expired
Civil Service System SpecialApril 1, 1938January 3, 1941[ data unknown/missing ]
Claims StandingDecember 10, 1816January 2, 1947Jurisdiction transferred to Judiciary and United States Court of Federal Claims
Clerical Assistance to Senators SelectJanuary 26, 1917March 3, 1917Select committee expired
Coast and Insular Survey StandingDecember 15, 1899April 18, 1921[ data unknown/missing ]
Coast Defenses StandingMarch 13, 1885April 18, 1921[ data unknown/missing ]
Coins SelectDecember 10, 1929December 15, 1930Select committee expired
Coins, Weights and Measures SelectMay 18, 1866July 16, 1866Select committee expired
Commerce StandingDecember 12, 1825January 2, 1947Transferred to Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Restored in 1961
April 13, 1961February 11, 1977Replaced by Commerce, Science and Transportation
Commerce and Manufactures StandingDecember 10, 1816December 12, 1825Split into Commerce and Manufactures
Compensation SelectJune 26, 1866July 2, 1866Select committee expired
Compensation of Congress SelectDecember 11, 1816March 3, 1817Official title: Resolution to Amend the Constitution on Compensation of Congress
Select committee expired
United States Senate Select Committee on Compensation of Members of Congress SelectDecember 9, 1816February 6, 1817Official title: Repealing or Modifying a Law on Compensation of Members of Congress
Select committee expired
Compensation of Senate Employees SelectMarch 30, 1885December 7, 1885Select committee expired
January 6, 1954[ data unknown/missing ]Date as listed in the Congressional Directory, 83rd Congress, 2nd Session. [2]
Comptroller William Medill SelectJune 1, 1860June 12, 1860Official title: Select Committee in Relation to the First Comptroller, William Medill
Select committee expired
Conservation of National Resources StandingMarch 22, 1909April 18, 1921[ data unknown/missing ]
Confiscation of Rebel Property SelectMay 6, 1862May 14, 1862Official 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 SelectDecember 6, 1819May 15, 1820[ data unknown/missing ]
Constitution of the State of Arkansas SelectMarch 14, 1835July 4, 1836[ data unknown/missing ]
Contribution Investigation SelectFebruary 7, 1956March 29, 1956Investigation 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 SelectJuly 27, 1892March 19, 1896Became a standing committee
March 19, 1896April 18, 1921[ data unknown/missing ]
Counting the Electoral Vote SelectDecember 18, 1876March 3, 1877 United States presidential election of 1876
Select committee expired
Court Reorganization and Judicial Procedure SpecialAugust 6, 1937August 5, 1939[ data unknown/missing ]
Credentials of the Honorable John M. Niles SelectApril 30, 1844May 16, 1844Select committee expired
Crop Insurance SelectSeptember 9, 1922March 3, 1923Select committee expired
Cuban Relations StandingDecember 15, 1899April 18, 1921Merged with Foreign Relations
Danger of Steam Vessels SelectDecember 6, 1837July 9, 1838Select committee expired
Debt Imprisonment Abolition SelectJanuary 21, 1823March 3, 1829Official title: Abolishing Imprisonment for Debt
Select committee expired
Debts of the States SelectJanuary 8, 1840July 21, 1840Official title: Assumption by the General Government of the Debts of the States
Depreciation of Foreign Currencies SelectApril 12, 1932March 3, 1933Official title: Investigation of Depreciation of Foreign Currencies
Select committee expired
Disorder in the Senate of April 17, 1850 SelectApril 17, 1850September 30, 1850Fight 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 StandingMarch 22, 1909April 18, 1921Byrd first lists it in December 1903. [2] Preceded by the Examination and Disposition of Documents
Distilled Spirit Tax Bill SelectMay 4, 1882August 8, 1882Select committee expired
Distributing Public Revenue Among the States SelectDecember 14, 1826March 3, 1913Select committee expired
District of Columbia StandingDecember 18, 1816February 11, 1977Functions transferred to Governmental Affairs
District of Columbia Public School System SelectFebruary 24, 1920May 26, 1920Official title: Investigate the Public School System of the District of Columbia
Select committee expired
District of Columbia Excise Board SelectJanuary 26, 1915March 4, 1915Select committee expired
Dueling SelectFebruary 25, 1831March 3, 1831Select committee expired
Duties on Imports SelectJanuary 23, 1861February 1, 1861Official 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 StandingJanuary 28, 1869February 14, 1870Renamed Education and Labor
Education and Labor StandingFebruary 14, 1870January 2, 1947Functions transferred to Labor and Public Welfare
Education and Labor Subcommittee Investigating Violations of Free Speech and the Rights of Labor Standing19361941Also known as the La Follette Civil Liberties Committee or La Follette Committee
Education and Labor Subcommittee on Wartime Health and Education Standing19431946
Efficiency of the Army Efficiency SelectJuly 6, 1861August 6, 1861Review of a bill numbered S. 4 to promote efficiency of the Army
Select committee expired
Elections of 1878 SelectDecember 17, 1878March 3, 1881Official title: Inquire into Alleged Frauds and Violence in the Elections of 1878
Select committee expired
Election of William Lorimer SelectJune 7, 1911May 20, 1912[ data unknown/missing ]
Eligibility of James Shields SpecialMarch 6, 1849March 15, 1849Official title: Eligibility of the Honorable James Shields to a Seat in the Senate
Select committee expired
Emigrant Route and Telegraphic Line to California SelectJanuary 20, 1853March 3, 1853Official 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 SelectDecember 19, 1879June 1, 1880Official title: Investigate the Causes Which Have Led to the Emigration of Negroes from the Southern to the Northern States
Employment of a Fiscal Agent SelectJune 3, 1941July 21, 1941[ data unknown/missing ]
Engrossed Bills StandingMarch 9, 1875April 18, 1921[ data unknown/missing ]
Enrolled Bills StandingMarch 9, 1875January 2, 1947Preceded by the Enrolled Bills (Joint)
Transferred to Rules and Administration
Epidemic Diseases SelectDecember 4, 1878December 12, 1887Became a standing committee
December 12, 1887March 19, 1896Preceded by a select committee
Renamed Public Health and National Quarantine
Equal Educational Opportunity SelectFebruary 19, 1970January 6, 1973Select committee expired
Establish a University of the United States SelectJune 2, 1890March 19, 1896Became a standing committee
March 19, 1896April 18, 1921[ data unknown/missing ]
Establishing Branches of the Mint SelectFebruary 5, 1835February 10, 1835Select committee expired
Ether Discovery SelectJanuary 5, 1853February 19, 1853Select committee expired
Examination and Disposition of Documents SelectJune 15, 1906March 22, 1909Replaced by the Disposition of Useless Papers in the Executive Departments
Examine the Several Branches in Civil Service SelectDecember 8, 1875January 21, 1884Became a standing committee
January 21, 1884April 21, 1921Preceded by a select committee
Execution without Trial in France SpecialNovember 4, 1921March 1, 1923Investigating the conduct of officers of the Army related to punishment of enlisted men during World War I
Executive Agencies of the Government SelectFebruary 24, 1936January 16, 1938Official title: Investigation of Executive Agencies of the Government. Reported the Reorganization Act of 1939.
Executive Departments Methods SelectMarch 3, 1887March 28, 1889Official title: Methods of Business of the Executive Departments Methods
Select committee expired
Executive Patronage SelectJanuary 7, 1835February 9, 1835Select committee expired
Expedition of John C. Fremont SelectJune 26, 1848August 9, 1848Select Committee on Publication of the Results of the Exploring Expedition of John C. Fremont
Select committee expired
Expenditures in the Department of Agriculture SelectDecember 17, 1907March 22, 1909Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909April 18, 1921Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Department of Commerce StandingJune 24, 1914April 18, 1921Formed from Expenditures in the Department of Commerce and Labor
Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Department of Commerce and Labor StandingApril 5, 1912June 24, 1914Split into Expenditures in the Department of Commerce and Expenditures in the Department of Labor
Expenditures in Executive Departments StandingDecember 15, 1899December 17, 1907Official 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, 1921March 3, 1952Preceded by several individual select committees
Renamed Government Operations
Expenditures in the Interior Department SelectDecember 17, 1907March 22, 1909Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909April 18, 1921Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Department of Justice SelectDecember 17, 1907March 22, 1909Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909April 18, 1921Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Department of Labor StandingJune 24, 1914April 18, 1921Formed from Expenditures in the Department of Commerce and Labor
Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Navy Department SelectDecember 17, 1907March 22, 1909Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909April 18, 1921Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Post Office Department StandingDecember 22, 1909April 21, 1921Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures of Public Money StandingJanuary 21, 18841889[ data unknown/missing ]
Expenditures in the Department of State SelectDecember 17, 1907March 22, 1909Preceded by Organization, Conduct, and Expenditures of the Executive Departments
Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909April 18, 1921Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the Treasury Department SelectDecember 17, 1907December 22, 1909Became a standing committee
December 22, 1909April 18, 1921Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Expenditures in the War Department SelectDecember 17, 1907December 22, 1909Became a standing committee
December 22, 1909April 18, 1921Merged with Expenditures in Executive Departments
Ex-servicemen Bureaus and Agencies SelectJune 9, 1921February 17, 1923Official title: Investiqate Bureaus and Agencies Dealing with the Welfare of Ex-servicemen
Evidence Affecting Certain members of the Senate SelectFebruary 4, 1873February 27, 1873Select committee expired
Failed National Banks SelectJune 2, 1892March 15, 1893Renamed Select Committee on National Banks
Fire Engines, Purchase of SelectDecember 13, 1820March 3, 1821Select committee expired
Fiscal Affairs of the Government SpecialFebruary 13, 1941December 16, 1942[ data unknown/missing ]
Fiscal Corporation of the United States SelectAugust 24, 1841February 21, 1842Select committee expired
Fisheries StandingJanuary 11, 1884April 18, 1921[ data unknown/missing ]
Fishing Bounties and Allowances SelectMarch 30, 1840April 10, 1840Official title: Character and Origin of Fishing Bounties and Allowances
Select committee expired
Five Civilized Tribes of Indians SelectDecember 21, 1887March 22, 1909Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909April 18, 1921[ data unknown/missing ]
Florida and Its Admission to the Union SelectFebruary 12, 1840July 1, 1840Official title: Division of Florida and Its Admission to the Union
Ford Theater Disaster SelectDecember 14, 1893August 28, 1894Merged with the Joint Committee on the Ford's Theater Disaster
Foreign Aid Program SpecialJuly 11, 1956August 30, 1957Official title: to Study the Foreign Aid Program
Select Committee on Forest Reservations SelectMarch 15, 1893March 19, 1896Replaced by Forest Reservations and the Protection of Game
Select Committee on Forest Reservations in California SelectJuly 28, 1892March 15, 1893Replaced by Select Committee on Forest Reservations
Forest Reservations and the Protection of Game StandingMarch 19, 1896April 18, 1921Combined with Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
Freedman's Savings and Trust Company SelectApril 7, 1879April 2, 1880Select committee expired
French Spoliations SelectDecember 20, 1826March 3, 1835Select committee expired
December 18, 1845March 3, 1847 French Spoliations prior to 1800
January 9, 1850August 7, 1854French Spoliations prior to 1801
January 5, 1858June 11, 1860French Spoliation claims
Fuel Situation in the Middle West SpecialDecember 15, 1942October 5, 1943[ data unknown/missing ]
Fuels in the Areas West of the Mississippi SpecialDecember 15, 1942August 2, 1946[ data unknown/missing ]
Gasoline and Fuel Oil Shortages SpecialAugust 28, 1941December 19, 1944[ data unknown/missing ]
Geological Survey SelectJuly 28, 1892December 15, 1899Official title: Select Committee to Investigate the Operations of the Geological Survey
Became a standing committee
December 15, 1899April 18, 1921Select Committee until December 15, 1899
Georgia and the Creek Indians SelectFebruary 5, 1827March 3, 1827Select committee expired
Government Operations StandingMarch 3, 1952February 11, 1977Preceded by Expenditures in Executive Departments
Replaced by Governmental Affairs
Government Organization SelectJanuary 29, 1937January 3, 1941See also Government Organization
Select committee expired
Government Printing Office SelectJanuary 30, 1888August 23, 1888Select committee expired
Governmental Affairs StandingFebruary 11, 1977February 17, 2005Renamed United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
United States Senate Committee on Haiti and Santo Domingo StandingJuly 27, 1921June 26, 1922[ data unknown/missing ]
Harpers Ferry Invasion SelectDecember 15, 1859June 15, 1860Official title: Inquire into the Facts of the Recent Invasion and Seizure of the United States Armory at Harpers Ferry
Select committee expired
July 25, 1861April 18, 1862[ data unknown/missing ]
Senator Heflin's Letter on Intermarriages in New York SelectFebruary 7, 1930March 3, 1931Official 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 SpecialDecember 3, 1878February 19, 1879Official 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 StandingFebruary 11, 1977March 7, 1979Preceded by Labor and Public Welfare
Renamed Labor and Human Resources
Illegal Appointments in Civil Service SelectMay 19, 1928March 3, 1929Select committee expired
Immigration StandingDecember 12, 1889January 2, 1947Transferred to Judiciary
Immigration and Naturalization SelectDecember 20, 1889August 18, 1893Became a standing committee
August 18, 1893January 2, 1947Subcommittee on Immigration and Naturalization
Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson SelectFebruary 25, 1868February 26, 1868Official title: Consider and Report on the Message of the House Respecting the Impeachment of the President
Select committee expired
Impeachment Trial Investigation SelectMay 27, 1868November 10, 1868Official title: Select Commimtee to Investigate in Regard to Alleged Improper Influences on the Impeachment Trial
Select committee expired
Impeachment of Robert H. Archbald SelectJuly 15, 1912January 13, 1913Terminated upon conclusion of the impeachment trial
Select committee expired
Impeachment of Harry E. Claiborne SelectAugust 14, 1986October 1, 1986Known as the Impeachment Trial Committee
Select committee expired
Impeachment of Alcee L. Hastings SelectMay 10, 1989October 20, 1989Known as the Impeachment Trial Committee
Select committee expired
Impeachment of West H. Humphreys SelectMay 8, 1862May 9, 1862Official title: Message of the House of Representatives in Relation to the Impeachment of West H. Humphreys
Select committee expired
Impeachment of Samuel B. Kent SelectJune 24, 2009 [35] July 22, 2009 [36] Known as the Impeachment Trial Committee
Select committee expired
Impeachment of G. Thomas Porteous, Jr. SelectMarch 17, 2010 [37] December 8, 2010Known as the Impeachment Trial Committee
Select committee expired
Impeachment of Walter L. Nixon SelectMay 11, 1989November 3, 1989Known as the Impeachment Trial Committee
Select committee expired
Impeachment of James H. Peck SelectApril 26, 1830April 27, 1830Select committee expired
Impeachment of Charles Swayne SelectDecember 14, 1904March 3, 1905Select committee expired
Incendiary Publications SelectDecember 26, 1835February 4, 1836[ data unknown/missing ]
Indian Affairs StandingJanuary 3, 1820January 2, 1947Transferred to Committee on Public Lands
February 11, 1977February 24, 1993Restored as a select committee
Became a standing committee
Indian Contracts Investigation SelectJune 25, 1910March 3, 1911Indian Contracts Investigation
Select committee expired
Indian Depredations Standing1889April 18, 1921Superseded by a select committee
Irrigation and Reclamation StandingFebruary 14, 1889December 16, 1891Official title: Select Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation of Arid Lands
Became a standing committee
April 5, 1893April 18, 1921Preceded by a select committee
Indian Territory SelectFebruary 12, 1879May 31, 1880Removal 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, 1906March 3, 1907Official title: Select Committee on the Affairs of Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory
Indian Title to Certain Lands SelectMarch 4, 1818March 20, 1818Official title: Select Committee on the Extinguishment of Indian Title to Certain Lands
Select committee expired
Indian Traders SelectJune 3, 1886March 2, 1889Select committee expired
Indiana Admission to the Union SelectDecember 2, 1816December 16, 1816Select committee expired
Industrial Expositions StandingDecember 15, 1899April 18, 1921Select Committee 1899–1909
preceded by Select Committee on International Expositions
Intelligence Activities SelectJuly 27, 1975May 19, 1976 Church Committee
Replaced by Select Committee on Intelligence
Interior and Insular Affairs Standing19481977Renamed Energy and Natural Resources
Interior Department Clerical Force SelectAugust 24, 1865May 25, 1866Official title: Bill S. 282 to Reorganize the Clerical Force in the Department of Interior
Select committee expired
Internal Revenue Bureau SelectMarch 12, 1924February 6, 1926Replaced by Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation
Subcommittee on Internal Security StandingDecember 21, 19501977Also known as the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee (SISS) or the McCarran Committee after Senator Pat McCarran of Nevada
International Copyright Law SelectJanuary 22, 1846August 10, 1846[ data unknown/missing ]
International Expositions SelectDecember 30, 1895December 15, 1899Renamed Select Committee on Industrial Expositions
Preceded by Select Committee on the Quadro-Centennial
Interoceanic Canals StandingDecember 15, 1899January 2, 1947Transferred to Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Interstate and Foreign Commerce StandingJanuary 2, 1947April 13, 1961Renamed Commerce
Interstate Commerce SelectMarch 17, 1885January 18, 1886Became a standing committee
December 12, 1887January 2, 1947Renamed Interstate and Foreign Commerce
United States Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program SpecialMarch 1, 1941April 28, 1948 Truman Committee
Investigation and Retrenchment StandingDecember 14, 1871March 3, 1873[ data unknown/missing ]
Irrigation and Reclamation StandingFebruary 14, 1889December 16, 1891Official title: Select Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation of Arid Lands
Became a standing committee
December 16, 1891January 2, 1947[ data unknown/missing ]
Labor and Human Resources StandingMarch 7, 1979January 19, 1999Renamed Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Labor and Public Welfare StandingJanuary 2, 1947February 11, 1977Renamed Human Resources
Labor-Management Relations SelectJanuary 30, 1957March 31, 1960Official title: Improper Activities in Labor and Management; [38] Select committee expired
Land and Water Policies of the United States SpecialJanuary 25, 1935June 20, 1936Official title: Special Committee on the Survey of Land and Water Policies of the United States
Land Commissioners Reports SelectFebruary 6, 1820March 3, 1821Official title: Select Committee on the Reports for Land Commissioners
Law Enforcement Undercover Activities of the Justice Department SelectMarch 24, 1982December 15, 1982[ data unknown/missing ]
Library StandingFebruary 25, 1806January 2, 1947Joint 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 SelectJuly 11, 1935June 16, 1938Select committee expired
Loss of Original Papers of Mark and Richard Bean SelectJanuary 23, 1854August 7, 1854Select committee expired
Late Presidential Election Louisiana StandingJune 5, 1878March 1, 1879 United States presidential election of 1876
Mail Cover on Senators SpecialDecember 1, 1954December 3, 1954Investigating 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 StandingDecember 1, 1851August 21, 1852Contested election of Stephen R. Mallory by David L. Yulee
Manufactures StandingFebruary 10, 1825March 3, 1855[ data unknown/missing ]
February 10, 1864January 2, 1947Restored in 1864
Marquis de La Fayette SelectJanuary 21, 1824May 27, 1824Official 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 SelectJanuary 26, 1837February 1, 1837Official title: Memorial of A. B. Quinby for his Steam Engine Safety Valve
Select committee expired
American Association for the Promotion of Science SelectApril 24, 1854August 7, 1854Official 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 SelectJanuary 9, 1832March 13, 1832Select committee expired
Memorial of Certain Cherokee Claimants SelectMay 30, 1848August 14, 1848Select committee expired
Memorial of the Citizens of Georgetown (DC) for the Retrocession of that Part of the District SelectApril 10, 1838July 3, 1838Select committee expired
Memorial of Davis Hatch SelectJune 8, 1870June 25, 1870[ data unknown/missing ]
Memorial of Duff Green SelectDecember 14, 1837July 9, 1838Select committee expired
Memorial of Edward D. Tippett SelectFebruary 24, 1838July 9, 1838Select committee expired
Memorial of Houmas Lands Settlers SelectJanuary 4, 1860March 23, 1860Official title: Memorial of Certain Settlers of the Houmas Lands
Select committee expired
Memorials of the Manufacturers Iron SelectJanuary 27, 1831March 3, 1831Select committee expired
Memorial of the Legislature of Arkansas SelectDecember 17, 1823March 23, 1824Select committee expired
Memorial on Services Rendered by Carlisle P. Patterson StandingJanuary 11, 1882August 8, 1882[ data unknown/missing ]
Memorial of W.T.G. Morton SelectDecember 26, 1846March 3, 1847Select committee expired
Memphis Convention SelectFebruary 3, 1846June 26, 1846Select committee expired
Mexican Boundary SelectAugust 17, 1852March 3, 1853Official title: Investigate Irregularities in Running and Marking the Mexican Boundary
Select committee expired
Mexican Boundary Commission SelectJuly 8, 1850September 30, 1850Official title: Appointment of a Scientific Corps Attached to the Mexican Boundary Commission
Select committee expired
July 26, 1852August 31, 1852Official title: Report to the Secretary of Interior Mexican Boundary Commission
Mexican Propaganda SelectDecember 9, 1927January 9, 1929Investigation whether senators received any bribes from foreign governments to influence official actions.; [2] Select committee expired
Mexican Relations SelectDecember 11, 1877June 20, 1878Select committee expired
Mexican Claims Commission SelectFebruary 25, 1852March 28, 1854Official title: Proceedings of the Board of Commissioners on Claims Against Mexico
Select committee expired
Michigan and Arkansas Admission to the Union SelectJanuary 27, 1834May 3, 1834[ data unknown/missing ]
Mileage of Members of Congress SelectJanuary 6, 1830July 7, 1840Official title: Establish a Uniform Rule for Computation of Mileage of Members of Congress
Select committee expired
Military Affairs StandingDecember 10, 1816January 2, 1947Merged with Armed Services
Military Asylum near Washington, D.C. SelectApril 12, 1858August 18, 1858Select committee expired
Military Claims Originating in West Virginia SelectFebruary 5, 1863February 13, 1863Official 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 StandingDecember 10, 1816December 16, 1857Merged with Military Affairs
Mines and Mining StandingMarch 8, 1865January 2, 1947Other sources list date established as December 5, 1865. [1] [3] [40]
Mississippi's Admission to the Union SelectDecember 1, 1817December 3, 1817Select committee expired
Mississippi Flood Control Project SelectFebruary 22, 1933January 5, 1937Official title: Labor Conditions on the Mississippi Flood Control Project
Select committee expired
Mississippi River and Its Tributaries StandingMarch 19, 1879April 18, 1921[ data unknown/missing ]
Mississippi River Levees Reconstruction SelectJune 8, 1866July 2, 1866Select committee expired
Mississippi River Levee System SelectJune 3, 1870March 3, 1879Replaced by Mississippi River and Its Tributaries
Select committee expired
Memorial of the Mississippi Territory SelectJanuary 7, 1817January 17, 1817Select committee expired
Merchant Marine SpecialFebruary 25, 1938August 5, 1939Official title: Investigate Conditions in the Merchant Marine
Mississippi Election Frauds, 1876 SelectMarch 31, 1876August 7, 1876[ data unknown/missing ]
Missouri's Admission to the Union SelectNovember 14, 1820December 13, 1820Select committee expired
Monuments to Deceased Senators SelectJanuary 20, 1848August 14, 1848Select committee expired
Munitions Industry SelectApril 12, 1934June 11, 1938Also 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 SelectMarch 21, 1862July 17, 1862[ data unknown/missing ]
National Banks SelectMay 24, 1866July 28, 1866Restored in 1892 as Failed National Banks
March 15, 1893March 22, 1909Renamed from Failed National Banks
Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909April 18, 1921[ data unknown/missing ]
National Fuels Study SpecialSeptember 11, 1961April 12, 1962[ data unknown/missing ]
National Road from Cumberland to Wheeling SelectDecember 12, 1822May 3, 1823Select committee expired
National Telegraph Company SelectApril 5, 1866July 28, 1866Select committee expired
National University StandingDecember 10, 1810March 3, 1817[ data unknown/missing ]
National Water Resources SelectApril 20, 1959January 30, 1961Select committee expired
Naval Affairs StandingDecember 10, 1816January 2, 1947Merged with Armed Services
Naval Supplies SelectJanuary 25, 1864June 29, 1864Select committee expired
Nicaragua Canal SelectDecember 30, 1895March 3, 1901Official title: Construction of the Nicaragua Canal
Select committee expired
Nicaraguan Claims SelectFebruary 5, 1879March 3, 1895Select committee expired
Nine Foot Channel from the Great Lakes to the Gulf SelectJanuary 25, 1923February 3, 1925Select committee expired
Nomination of Amos Kendall SelectMarch 10, 1830April 27, 1830Nomination to be United States Postmaster General
Nutrition and Human Needs SelectJuly 30, 1968December 31, 1977Transferred to Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Occupation of the Columbia River SelectFebruary 7, 1838July 9, 1838Select committee expired
Official Conduct SpecialJanuary 18, 1977March 10, 1977[ data unknown/missing ]
Ohio-Michigan Boundary SelectDecember 14, 1831March 20, 1832Select committee expired
December 22, 1835July 4, 1836[ data unknown/missing ]
Old-Age Pension System SelectJune 20, 1941December 16, 1942Select committee expired
Omaha Exposition SelectJuly 8, 1898March 3, 1899Select committee expired
Preservation of Order in the Galleries SelectMarch 8, 1861March 8, 1861Official title: Additional Arrangements for the Preservation of Order in the Galleries
Select committee expired
Ordnance and Gunnery SelectAugust 2, 1882March 3, 1883Renamed Ordnance and War Ships
Ordnance and Projectiles SelectAugust 2, 1882February 9, 1883Official title: Heavy Ordnance and Projectiles
Select committee expired
Ordnance and War Ships SelectJuly 3, 1844February 8, 1886Select committee expired
Ordnance Stores SelectFebruary 29, 1872March 11, 1872Official title: Investigate all Sales Ordnance Stores by the Government of the United States
Select committee expired
Oregon Railroad SelectJune 27, 1848August 14, 1848Select committee expired
Oregon Territory SelectDecember 10, 1838March 3, 1843Select committee expired
Organization of Congress SpecialDecember 1945March 4, 1946Consisted of the Senate members of the Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress
August 26, 1966October 14, 1968Operated concurrently with the Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress
Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce SpecialMay 3, 1950August 31, 1951Official title: Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce
Outrages in Southern States SelectJanuary 19, 1871March 12, 1873Select committee expired
Overland Mail Service SelectMarch 3, 1865March 3, 1865Official title: Examine the Condition of the Overland Mail Service
Select committee expired
Pacific Islands and Puerto Rico StandingDecember 15, 1899February 5, 1920Renamed Pacific Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Pacific Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands StandingFebruary 5, 1920April 18, 1921[ data unknown/missing ]
Pacific Railroad (1861–1873)SelectJanuary 4, 1854December 22, 1863Became a standing committee in 1863
December 22, 1863March 12, 1873Replaced by Railroads
Pacific Railroads StandingMarch 15, 1893April 18, 1921Separate and distinct from the Committee on the Pacific Railroad
Pacific Railway Commission SpecialJanuary 24, 1888March 3, 1893[ data unknown/missing ]
Patent Office SelectDecember 31, 1835April 28, 1836Replaced by Patents and the Patent Office
Patents StandingMarch 8, 1869January 2, 1947Duties moved to United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks
Patents and the Patent Office StandingSeptember 7, 1837March 8, 1869Renamed Patents [41]
Peale's Portrait of Washington SelectJanuary 17, 1825January 25, 1825Select committee expired
Pensacola Navy Yard Surrender SelectJuly 25, 1861April 18, 1862Official 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 StandingDecember 10, 1816January 2, 1947[ data unknown/missing ]
Petroleum Resources SpecialMarch 13, 1944January 31, 1947[ data unknown/missing ]
Philippines StandingDecember 15, 1899April 18, 1921See also: Lodge Committee, a 1902 investigation by the Committee on the Philippines into war crimes committed during the Philippine–American War
Philippines Economic Condition SpecialJune 18, 1934May 3, 1935Investigate Economic Activities in the Philippines
Plueropneumonia among Animals SelectJanuary 19, 1881March 3, 1881Select committee expired
Letter from Mr. Poindexter SelectFebruary 21, 1835March 2, 1835Select committee expired
Political Activities, Lobbying, and Campaign Contributions SpecialFebruary 22, 1956May 31, 1957[ data unknown/missing ]
Post Office and Civil Service StandingJanuary 2, 1947February 11, 1977Merger of Civil Service and Post Office and Post Roads
Succeeded by Governmental Affairs
Post Office Department SelectDecember 5, 1830March 3, 1831Official title: Investigation of the Post Office Department
Select committee expired
Post Office Leases SelectApril 18, 1930July 1, 1932Select committee expired
Post Office and Post Roads StandingDecember 10, 1816January 2, 1947Replaced by Post Office and Civil Service
Post-War Economic Policy and Planning SpecialMarch 12, 1943February 3, 1947[ data unknown/missing ]
Potomac River Front SelectDecember 13, 1881March 3, 1911Official title: Investigate the Potomac River Front Improvement
Select committee expired
POW/MIA Affairs SelectAugust 2, 1991January 2, 1993Select committee expired
Preserve Historical Records of the Senate SpecialJuly 28, 1958April 2, 1959[ data unknown/missing ]
Presidential and Senatorial Campaign Expenditures SpecialJune 13, 1934January 10, 1935[ data unknown/missing ]
Presidential Campaign Activities SelectFebruary 7, 1973June 27, 1974 Watergate Committee
Select committee expired
Presidential Campaign Expenditures SpecialApril 30, 1928January 21, 1929[ data unknown/missing ]
President's Message Refusing to Furnish a Paper to Senate SelectDecember 19, 1833June 30, 1834Select committee expired
Printing StandingDecember 15, 1841January 2, 1947Replaced by Joint Committee on Printing
Also listed as a Joint Committee from 1861 to 1883. [2]
Public Printing Investigation SelectJanuary 24, 1860May 31, 1860Official title: Investigate Public Printing.; [42] [43] [44] Select committee expired
Private Claims Commission SelectDecember 18, 1854March 3, 1855Establishing a Private Claims Commission
Select committee expired
Private Land Claims StandingDecember 26, 1826April 18, 1921Merged with Committee on Claims
Privileges and Elections StandingMarch 10, 1871January 2, 1947Transferred to Rules and Administration
Propaganda Affecting Taxation and Soldiers' Bonus SelectJanuary 17, 1924March 3, 1925Investigate 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 SpecialDecember 9, 1927January 9, 1929[ data unknown/missing ]
Protection of Life and Health in Passenger Ships SelectDecember 20, 1854March 3, 1855See also Select Committee on Sickness on Emigrant Ships
Select committee expired
Public Buildings SelectDecember 16, 1819May 15, 1820Select committee expired [45]
Public Buildings and Grounds StandingDecember 6, 1838January 2, 1947Public Buildings, 1838–1855
joint committee 1856–1883
Transferred to Public Works. [2] [46]
Public Distress SelectJune 6, 1894August 28, 1894Select committee expired
Public Expenditures StandingMarch 22, 1909March 3, 1911[ data unknown/missing ]
Public Health and National Quarantine StandingMarch 19, 1896April 18, 1921Preceded by Epidemic Diseases
Public Lands StandingDecember 10, 1816April 18, 1921Renamed Public Lands and Surveys
January 2, 1947January 28, 1948Restored in 1947
Renamed Interior and Insular Affairs
Public Lands and Surveys StandingApril 18, 1921January 2, 1947Renamed Public Lands
Public Works StandingJanuary 2, 1947February 11, 1977Renamed Environment and Public Works
Publication of the Treaty of Washington SelectMay 12, 1871May 25, 1871Official title: Investigate How and by Whom the Treaty of Washington was Made Public
Select committee expired
Purchasing Boyd Reilly's Gas Apparatus SelectMay 6, 1834March 3, 1839Select committee expired
Quadrocentennial SelectDecember 12, 1889March 3, 1895Renamed Select Committee on International Expositions
Railroads StandingMarch 12, 1873April 18, 1921Preceded by the Committee on the Pacific Railroad
Readjustment of Service Pay SpecialFebruary 16, 1922March 22, 1922[ data unknown/missing ]
Reconstruction and Production SelectApril 17, 1920March 3, 1921Housing shortage after World War I.; [2] Select committee expired
Reconstruction Finance Corporation SelectJuly 11, 1932January 13, 1933Select committee expired
Reduction of Congressional Salaries SelectDecember 19, 1820March 3, 1821Select committee expired
Reforestation SelectJanuary 22, 1923January 10, 1924Select committee expired
Remodeling the Senate Chamber SpecialJuly 17, 1945April 2, 1951Official title: Reconstruction of Senate Roof and Skylights and Remodeling of Senate Chamber
Removal of Political Disabilities SelectMarch 20, 1869March 12, 1873 14th Amendment
Representative Reform SelectJanuary 13, 1869March 3, 1869Select committee expired
Retired List for the Army and the Navy SelectJune 12, 1848August 3, 1848Select committee expired
Retrenchment StandingDecember 9, 1844March 12, 1873[ data unknown/missing ]
Revenue Collections in North Carolina SpecialMarch 2, 1882February 12, 1883[ data unknown/missing ]
Revision of the Laws StandingMarch 8, 1869January 14, 1928[ data unknown/missing ]
Revolutionary Claims StandingDecember 16, 1832April 18, 1921Merged with Claims
Revolutionary Officers SelectDecember 18, 1827May 26, 1828Select committee expired
Rivers and Harbors Convention in Chicago SelectJune 19, 1848August 14, 1848Official title: Memorial of the Chicago Convention on the Rivers and Harbors of the United States
Select committee expired
Roads and Canals SelectFebruary 8, 1820January 18, 1830Became a standing committee
January 18, 1830March 3, 1857[ data unknown/missing ]
Letter of Mr. Ruggles SelectFebruary 22, 1838April 12, 1838Select committee expired
Rules StandingDecember 3, 1867June 23, 1874Official title: Select Committee to Revise the Rules of the Senate
Became a standing committee
June 23, 1874January 2, 1947Renamed Rules and Administration
Sale of Arms to French Agents SelectFebruary 29, 1872March 11, 1872Select committee expired
Sale of Public Lands SelectMarch 31, 1836June 15, 1836Official title: Sale of Public Lands and the Means of preventing Their Monopoly
Select committee expired
Violation of the Injunction of Secrecy SelectApril 29, 1844May 8, 1844Select committee expired
Secret and Confidential Government Documents SpecialAugust 15, 1972October 12, 1973To propose guidelines for handling classified documents submitted to the Senate
Security and Cooperation in Europe SpecialNovember 18, 19831986Senate committee terminated. See also the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition SelectJanuary 12, 1987January 2, 1989 Iran-Contra Committee
Select committee expired
Seminole War SelectDecember 18, 1818May 15, 1820Select committee expired
Senate Administrative Services SelectJune 20, 1890March 3, 1891Official title: State of the Administrative Service of the Senate
Select committee expired
Senate Committee System (Temporary Select)SelectMarch 31, 1976February 11, 1977[ data unknown/missing ]
June 6, 1984December 14, 1984[ data unknown/missing ]
Senate Reception Room SpecialAugust 2, 1955May 1, 1957[ data unknown/missing ]
Senatorial Campaign Expenditures SpecialMay 27, 1938July 7, 1943. [1] Byrd lists a similar committee from January 5, 1942 to January 6, 1943. [2]
Senatorial Campaign of 1930 SelectApril 10, 1930December 3, 1931Related to Senator James Thomas Heflin’s charges of fraud
Select committee expired
Senatorial Elections SelectMay 19, 1926March 22, 1928Select committee expired
Settlement of the Slavery Question SelectApril 19, 1850September 30, 1850Known as the Committee of Thirteen. [47] Not listed in Stubbs.; [1] Select committee expired
Shiloh National Park SelectJune 13, 1834June 18, 1834Official title: Investigate Abuses at Shiloh National Park
Select committee expired
Ship Purchase Lobby SpecialFebruary 15, 1915January 5, 1916[ data unknown/missing ]
Sickness on Emigrant Ships SelectDecember 7, 1853August 2, 1854Official title: Consider the Causes and Extent of Sickness on Emigrant Ships]]
Select committee expired
Silver SpecialAugust 16, 1935August 2, 1946Also known as the Special Silver Committee
Sioux and Crow Indians SelectMarch 2, 1883March 7, 1884Select committee expired
Slave Trade SelectDecember 10, 1816March 3, 1819Select committee expired
Slavery and the Treatment of Freedmen SelectJanuary 13, 1864February 29, 1864Select committee expired
Small Business SelectFebruary 20, 1950March 25, 1981Became a standing committee, Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Smithsonian Institution SelectApril 30, 1846August 10, 1846Select committee expired
Space and Astronautics SpecialFebruary 6, 1958March 11, 1959Replaced by the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences
Standards and Conduct SelectJuly 24, 1964February 11, 1977Transferred to Committee on Ethics
Standards, Weights, and Measures SelectDecember 18, 1901March 22, 1909Became a standing committee
March 22, 1909April 18, 1921Preceded by a select committee
Small Business Enterprises(Special)SpecialOctober 8, 1940February 20, 1950Also known as Special Committee to Study Problems of American Small Business
Replaced by Small Business
Steel Producing Capacity of the United States SelectJuly 3, 1884March 3, 1885Select committee expired
Tariff Bill of 1828 SpecialJanuary 2, 1849March 3, 1849Official title: Repealing the First Section of the Tariff Bill of 1828
Tariff Commission SelectMarch 11, 1926May 28, 1928Select committee expired
Tariff Regulation SelectFebruary 25, 1823March 3, 1923Select committee expired
Tariff Bill SelectFebruary 13, 1833March 2, 1833Select committee expired
Taxation of Government Securities and Salaries SpecialJune 16, 1938September 18, 1940[ data unknown/missing ]
Telepost SelectJuly 17, 1914March 4, 1915Proposal to use the St. Louis to Chicago telepost by the U.S. Post Office Department. [2]
Tennessee Centennial Exposition SelectMay 12, 1896March 3, 1897[ data unknown/missing ]
Termination National Emergency SpecialJanuary 6, 1973December 20, 1974[ data unknown/missing ]
Territories StandingMarch 25, 1844April 18, 1921Renamed Territories and Insular Possessions
Territories and Insular Possessions StandingApril 18, 1921June 17, 1929Renamed Territorial and Insular Affairs
Territorial and Insular Affairs StandingJune 17, 1929January 2, 1947Replaced by Interior and Insular Affairs
Third Degree Ordeal StandingApril 30, 1910August 4, 1911[ data unknown/missing ]
Thirteen on the Disturbed Condition of the Country SelectDecember 18, 1860December 31, 1860Also known as the ‘’’Committee of Thirteen’’’
Select committee expired
Traffic with Rebels in Texas SelectJanuary 4, 1871March 3, 1871Official title: Investigate Alleged Traffic with Rebels in Texas
Select committee expired
Transportation and Sale of Meat Products SelectMay 16, 1888April 18, 1921Select committee expired
Transportation Routes to the Seaboard SelectDecember 16, 1872March 19, 1879Became a standing committee
March 19, 1879April 18, 1921[ data unknown/missing ]
Treasury Department Account Discrepancies SelectNovember 19, 1877April 28, 1880Official 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 SelectMarch 13, 1867December 2, 1867Official title: Examine the Management of the Treasury Printing Bureau
Select committee expired
Trespassers upon Indian Lands SelectDecember 18, 1905April 18, 1921Select committee expired
Unemployment and Relief SelectJune 10, 1937January 16, 1939[ data unknown/missing ]
Unemployment Insurance StandingFebruary 28, 19311932[ data unknown/missing ]
Unemployment Problems SpecialSeptember 12, 1959March 30, 1960[ data unknown/missing ]
Vaccination SelectJanuary 22, 1828February 21, 1828Select committee expired
Ventilation and Acoustics SelectDecember 1903December 1907Select committee expired
Veterans Bureau Investigation SelectMarch 2, 1923March 3, 1925Select committee expired
Virgin Islands SelectApril 1, 1935January 20, 1936Official title: Investigate the Government of the Virgin Islands
Select committee expired
Wages and Prices of Commodities SelectFebruary 9, 1910June 23, 1910Official title: Investigate Wages and Prices of Commodities
Select committee expired
War Finance Corporation Loans SelectJune 7, 1924March 9, 1925Official title: Investigate Certain Loans Made by the War Finance Corporation
Select committee expired
Washington City Centennial SelectDecember 7, 1898December 12, 1900Select committee expired
Washington City Charter SelectJune 5, 1840July 21, 1840Official title: Modifying the Charter of the City of Washington June 5, 1840
Select committee expired
Washington Railway and Electrical Company SpecialApril 16, 1917October 6, 1917Investigation of the causes of a strike
Weights and Measures SelectDecember 10, 1816March 3, 1817Select committee expired
Whitewater Committee SpecialMay 17, 1995June 18, 1996Official title: Investigate Whitewater Development Corporation and Related Matters
Wildlife Resources SpecialApril 17, 1930June 1946Stubbs lists committee as terminating on January 21, 1931. [1]
Woman Suffrage SelectJanuary 9, 1882April 18, 1921Became a standing committee in 1909
Wool Production SpecialJuly 10, 1935May 29, 1946Official title: Investigate the Production, Transportation, and Marketing of Wool
Year 2000 Technology Problem SpecialApril 2, 1998February 29, 2000 [48]

Defunct joint committees

CommitteeEstablishedTerminatedNotes
Alcohol in the Arts SelectJune 3, 1896December 17, 1897[ data unknown/missing ]
Amending the Constitution on Presidential and Vice Presidential Elections StandingJanuary 30, 1854August 7, 1854[ data unknown/missing ]
American Shipbuilding SelectAugust 7, 1882December 15, 1882[ data unknown/missing ]
Armor Plant Costs SpecialJune 30, 1914February 24, 1915[ data unknown/missing ]
Atomic Energy StandingAugust 1, 1946September 30, 1977Preceded by the Senate Special Committee on Atomic Energy.
United States Congressional Joint Committee on Arrangements for the Bicentennial StandingSeptember 5, 1975October 1, 1976[ data unknown/missing ]
Aviation Policy Board StandingJuly 30, 1947December 31, 1948
Banking and Currency StandingMarch 4, 1923March 3, 1925[ data unknown/missing ]
Budget Control StandingDecember 7, 1880August 8, 1882[ data unknown/missing ]
Centennial of the Laying of the Capitol Cornerstone, Celebrate the StandingAugust 17, 1893August 28, 1894[ data unknown/missing ]
Centennial of the Telegraph, Commemorate the Standing1943194578th Congress.
Charities and Reformatory Institutions in the District of Columbia, Investigate StandingJune 11, 1896March 28, 1898[ data unknown/missing ]
United States Congressional Joint Committee on Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Dedication of StandingFebruary 9, 1895March 26, 1896[ data unknown/missing ]
Chinese Immigration, Investigate StandingJuly 17, 1876February 27, 1877[ data unknown/missing ]
Civil Service Retirement Act Standing1925192769th Congress.
Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States, Inquire into the StandingApril 10, 1871February 19, 1872Investigation of the Ku Klux Klan.
Condition of the States which Formed the So-Called Confederate States, Inquire into the StandingDecember 13, 1865June 8, 1866American Civil War.
Conditions in Alaska, Investigation of StandingMarch 4, 1911April 4, 1911[ data unknown/missing ]
Conditions of Indian Tribes SpecialMarch 3, 1865January 26, 1867Committee expired after releasing report.
Conduct of the War StandingDecember 10, 1861June 20, 1865American Civil War.
Congressional Operations StandingOctober 26, 1970February 11, 1977Functions transferred to the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
Congressional Salaries, Investigate StandingMarch 4, 1923May 1, 1924[ data unknown/missing ]
Construction of a Building for a Museum of History and Technology for the Smithsonian StandingJune 28, 1955September 15, 1965[ data unknown/missing ]
Control of Aircraft for Seacoast Defense, Investigate StandingMarch 4, 1929March 3, 1931[ data unknown/missing ]
Defense Production StandingSeptember 8, 1950February 11, 1977[ data unknown/missing ]
Deficit Reduction SelectAugust 2, 2011November 21, 2011[ data unknown/missing ]
Determine what Employment may be Furnished Federal Prisoners StandingMarch 2, 1923December 3, 1923[ data unknown/missing ]
Dirigible Disasters, Investigate StandingApril 20, 1933June 14, 1933[ data unknown/missing ]
Disposition of (Useless) Executive Papers StandingFebruary 16, 1889July 7, 1943Renamed the Joint Committee on Disposition of Executive Papers.
Joint Committee on Disposition of Executive Papers StandingJuly 7, 1943June 23, 1970[ data unknown/missing ]
District of Columbia, to Inquire into the Affairs of the StandingFebruary 5, 1874June 16, 1874[ data unknown/missing ]
District of Columbia Public Parks StandingJune 30, 1906January 15, 1907[ data unknown/missing ]
Economic Report StandingFebruary 20, 1946June 18, 1956Renamed the Joint Economic Committee.
Enrolled Bills StandingJuly 27, 1789August 14, 1876Divided into the House Committee on Enrolled Bills and the Senate Committee on Enrolled Bills.
Eradication of the Mediterranean Fruit Fly StandingAugust 19, 1940October 27, 1941[ data unknown/missing ]
Fiscal Relations between the District of Columbia and the United States (1915)March 3, 1915January 6, 1916[ data unknown/missing ]
Fiscal Relations between the District of Columbia and the United States (1922)June 29, 1922February 24, 1923[ data unknown/missing ]
Federal Aid in Construction of Post Roads StandingAugust 24, 1912November 25, 1914[ data unknown/missing ]
Federal Reserve System StandingMarch 4, 1923March 3, 1925[ data unknown/missing ]
Ford's Theater Disaster StandingAugust 18, 1894February 25, 1897Preceded by the Senate Select Committee on the Ford Theater Disaster.
Foreign Economic Cooperation StandingApril 3, 1948March 3, 1950[ data unknown/missing ]
Forestry StandingJune 14, 1938March 23, 1941[ data unknown/missing ]
General Parcel Post, to Investigate StandingAugust 24, 1912February 12, 1915[ data unknown/missing ]
Government for the District of Columbia, to Frame a Form of StandingAugust 14, 1876January 11, 1877[ data unknown/missing ]
Government Organization StandingFebruary 3, 1937August 21, 1937[ data unknown/missing ]
Harriman Geographic Code System StandingMarch 4, 1927February 7, 1929[ data unknown/missing ]
Hawaii StandingAugust 21, 1937February 15, 1938[ data unknown/missing ]
Housing StandingJuly 25, 1947March 15, 1948[ data unknown/missing ]
High Cost of Living Standing1919192166th Congress.
Immigration and Nationality Policy StandingJune 27, 1952October 26, 1970[ data unknown/missing ]
Inaugurating Washington's Statue, Making Arrangement for StandingFebruary 16, 1860February 25, 1860[ data unknown/missing ]
Inaugural Ceremonies see noteConvened every four years after the quadrennial presidential election.
Interior Department and Forestry Service, to Investigate the StandingJanuary 19, 1910March 4, 1911[ data unknown/missing ]
Internal Revenue Taxation StandingFebruary 26, 1926October 4, 1976Renamed the Joint Committee on Taxation
Interstate Commerce StandingJuly 20, 1916March 3, 1919[ data unknown/missing ]
Interstate and Foreign Commerce StandingJuly 20, 1916March 3, 1919