Federal Election Reform | Congressional Committees

November 14, 2008

Learn more about the relevant Congressional committees that have jurisdiction over voting and election administration issues. Links are provided to committee websites, where a full list of committee memberships can be found.
 


Senate Committees

Committee on Rules and Administration has general jurisdiction and oversight responsibility over matters relating to federal elections.

Committee on the Judiciary has jurisdiction over issues regarding federal criminal law, federal judicial proceeding, civil liberties, constitutional rights and amendments, and apportionment of House of Representatives. It oversees the U.S. Department of Justice.

Committee on the Judiciary – Subcommittee on the Constitution has jurisdiction over enforcement and protection of constitutional rights and statutory guarantees of civil rights and civil liberties.

Committee on Appropriations – Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government has jurisdiction over appropriations made to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and the Federal Election Commission, and for election legislation.


House Committees

Committee on the Judiciary has oversight responsibility over the administration of justice within the federal courts, administrative agencies, and federal law enforcement entities. In particular, the committee has jurisdiction over issues that impact civil liberties.

Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties has jurisdiction over constitutional rights and federal civil rights.

Committee on Appropriations – Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government has jurisdiction over appropriations made to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and the Federal Election Commission, and for election legislation.

Committee on House Administration has oversight responsibility for matters relating to federal elections.