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118th Congress Committee Assignments Announced

118th Congress Committee Assignments Announced

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Congressional leaders have announced the final committee assignments for the 118th Congress, which began on January 3. In last fall's midterm elections, Democrats held a narrow majority in the Senate, while Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives. Both chambers have two committees responsible for health care legislation, including legislation affecting Medicare and Medicaid. There are only seven members of Florida's 29-member congressional delegation who are assigned to committees that are responsible for health care policy issues, as outlined below.

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP)

  • No members

Senate Committee on Finance

  • No members

House Committee on Energy and Commerce

House Ways and Means Committee

Additionally, Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott both serve on the Special Committee on Aging. While special committees have no legislative authority, they can study issues, conduct oversight of programs, and advance causes relating to older Americans. 

Also announced were the members of the appropriations committees, which are responsible for crafting the federal budget and determining how much money will be allocated to different federal programs.

Senate Committee on Appropriations

  • Senator Marco Rubio (R) also serves on the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies

House Committee on Appropriations

The 2023 congressional calendar (Senate | House) provides insight into when members of Congress will be in their districts, which likely aligns with opportunities for advocates to engage lawmakers about industry priorities. Visit the Town Hall Project website to see if a future congressional event is scheduled in your area.

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