Appropriations Committee: The United States Senate Committee on Appropriations has jurisdiction over all discretionary spending legislation in the Senate. This committee provides members with an opportunity to provide hard-nosed oversight of spending.
Banking Committee: The United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs has jurisdiction over international economic policy as it affects United States monetary affairs, credit and financial institutions. This committee also studies and reviews economic growth, urban affairs and credit on a comprehensive basis.
Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee: The United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has a the vast range of issues under its jurisdiction. These issues range from communications, highways, aviation, rail, shipping, transportation security, merchant marine, the Coast Guard, oceans, fisheries, climate change, disasters, science, space, interstate commerce, tourism, consumer issues, economic development, technology, competitiveness, product safety, and insurance.
Environment and Public Works Committee: The United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works maintains jurisdiction over a wide-variety of federal policies concerning environment, energy, wildlife and infrastructure issues, which directly impact the day-to-day functions of farmers, small businesses and families. The committee oversees the implementation and enforcement of federal air and water quality standards and plays a critical role in addressing the national infrastructure and public works needs of a competitive American economy.
Indian Affairs Committee: The United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has jurisdiction to study the unique problems of American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native peoples and to propose legislation to alleviate these difficulties. These issues include, but are not limited to, Indian education, economic development, land management, trust responsibilities, health care, and claims against the United States.
Veterans' Affairs Committee: The United States Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs has jurisdiction over compensation of veterans, life insurance issued by the Government due to military service, national cemeteries, pensions, and readjustment of service men and women to civil life.