Historic Committee Names

Committee names have changed over time, and the jurisdiction of some committees has been absorbed into others. This list is useful for researching records from a committee that no longer exists, has had a name change, or has had its jurisdiction folded into another committee.  Please note that this list is not exhaustive. Bold indicates a current standing committee.

Agriculture (1820–present): No change

Appropriations (1865–present): No change

Armed Services (1947–1995, 1999–present):

  • National Security (1995–1998)

Budget (1974–present): No change

Census (1924–1946): Jurisdiction transferred to Post Office and Civil Service

Civil Service (1924–1946): Jurisdiction transferred to Post Office and Civil Service

  • Reform in the Civil Service (1893-1924)

Coinage, Weights, and Measures (1864–1946): Jurisdiction transferred to Banking and Currency

Claims (1794–1946): Jurisdiction transferred to Judiciary

Education and the Workforce (1997–2007, 2011–present):

  • Education and Labor (1867–1883, 1947–1995, 2007–2010)
  • Education (1883–1946) 
  • Labor (1883–1946)
  • Economic and Educational Opportunities (1995–1997)

Elections (1789–1946): Jurisdiction transferred to House Administration

Energy and Commerce (1981–1995, 2001–present):

  • Interstate and Foreign Commerce (1892–1981)
  • Commerce (1819–1892, 1995–2001) 
  • Commerce and Manufactures (1795–1819)

Ethics (2011–present):

  • Standards of Official of Conduct (1967–2010)

District of Columbia (1808–1994): Jurisdiction transferred to Government Operations

Financial Services (2001–present):

  • Banking and Currency (1865–1975)
  • Banking, Currency, and Housing (1975–1977)
  • Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs (1977–1995)
  • Banking and Financial Services (1995–2001)

Foreign Affairs (1822–1975, 1979–1995, 2007–present):

  • International Relations (1975–1979, 1995–2007)

House Administration (1947–1995, 1999–present):

  • House Oversight (1995–1999)

Homeland Security (2005–present): No change

Immigration and Naturalization (1893–1946): Jurisdiction transferred to Judiciary

Indian Affairs (1821–1946): Jurisdiction transferred to Public Lands

Internal Security (1969–1975)

  • Un-American Activities (1945–1969)

Invalid Pensions (1831–1946): Jurisdiction transferred to Veterans' Affairs

Judiciary (1813–present): No change

Merchant Marine and Fisheries (1887–1932, 1935–1995): Jurisdiction transferred to National Security, Resources, Science, Transportation and Infrastructure

  • Merchant Marine, Radio, and Fisheries (1932–1935)

Military Affairs (1822–1946): Jurisdiction transferred to Armed Services

Mines and Mining (1865–1946): Jurisdiction transferred to Public Lands

Natural Resources (1993–1995, 2007–present):

  • Insular Affairs (1899–1947)
  • Interior and Insular Affairs (1951–1993)
  • Resources (1995–2007)

Naval Affairs (1822–1946): Jurisdiction transferred to Armed Services

Oversight and Government Reform (2007–present):

  • Government Operations (1953–1995)
  • Government Reform (1999–2007)
  • Government Reform and Oversight (1995–1999)

Patents (1837–1946): Jurisdiction transferred to Judiciary

Pensions (1880–1946): Jurisdiction transferred to Veterans' Affairs

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (1977–Present): No change

Post Office and Civil Service (1947–1995): Jurisdiction transferred to Oversight and Government Reform

Post Office and Post Roads (1808–1946): Jurisdiction transferred to Post Office and Civil Service

Public Lands (1805–1946): Jurisdiction transferred to Territories/Indian Affairs

Rules (1849–present): No change

 Science, Space, and Technology (1987–1995, 2011–present):

  • Science (1995–2007)
  • Science and Astronautics (1959–1975)
  • Science and Technology (1975–1987, 2007–2010)

Small Business (1975–present): No change

Transportation and Infrastructure (1995–present):

  • Public Buildings and Grounds (1836–1946)
  • Public Works (1947–1974)
  • Public Works and Transportation (1975–1995)

Veterans’ Affairs (1947–present): No change

  • World War Veterans (1924–1946)

 Ways and Means (1795–present): No change