The Center for Legislative Archives

Records of U.S. House of Representatives Standing Committees

The Center for Legislative Archives has records of the House standing committees listed below. Standing committees are permanently authorized by House rules. For an overview of House records, please see the Guide to the Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1789-1989, which discusses the jurisdiction, history, and records created by each committee.

Each committee's link will take you to its organization authority record in the National Archives' Catalog, which provides more information. To view descriptions of the committee's records, click on the link(s) under "Role(s)" in the organization authority record.

Most of the Center's records are located at the National Archives building in Washington, DC. Detailed contact information can be found at the bottom of each description record in the Catalog.

Please contact the Center by phone at (202) 357-5350 or by email at legislative.archives@nara.gov if the committee you are looking for is not included in this list.

Committee on Accounts (1805-1947)
Also includes the Select Committee on Accounts (1803-1805)

Committee on Agriculture (1820- )

Committee on Alcoholic Liquor Traffic (1893-1927)
Also includes Select Committee on Alcoholic Liquor Traffic (1879-1893)

Committee on Appropriations (1865- )

Committee on Armed Services (1946- )

Committee on the Budget (1974- )

Committee on the Census (1901-1946)

Committee on the Civil Service (1924-1946)
Also includes Committee on Reform in the Civil Service (1893-1924)

Committee on Claims (1794-1946)

Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures (1864-1946)

Committee on Commerce and Manufactures (1795-1819)

Committee on Commerce (1819-1892)

Committee on the Disposition of Executive Papers (1889-1946)

Committee on the District of Columbia (1808-1995)

Committee on Education (1883-1946)

Committee on Education and Labor (1867-1883)

Committee on Education and Labor (2007- )
Also includes Committee on Education and the Workforce (1997-2007); Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities (1995-1997); Committee on Education and Labor (1946-1995)

Committee on the Election of the President, Vice President, and Representatives in Congress (1893-1946)

Committee on Elections (1789-1946)

Committee on Engraving (1844-1860)

Committee on Enrolled Bills (1876-1946)

Committee on Ethics (2011- )
Also includes Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (1967-2011)

Committee on Expenditures in the Agriculture Department (1889-1927)

Committee on Expenditures in the Commerce Department (1913-1927)

Committee on Expenditures in the Commerce and Labor Department (1905-1913)

Committee on Expenditures in the Interior Department (1816-1927)

Committee on Expenditures in the Justice Department (1874-1927)

Committee on Expenditures in the Navy Department (1816-1927)

Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (1816-1927)

Committee on Expenditures on the Public Buildings (1816-1927)

Committee on Expenditures in the State Department (1816-1927)

Committee on Expenditures in the Treasury Department (1816-1927)

Committee on Expenditures in the War Department (1816-1927)

Committee on Financial Services (2001- )
Also includes Committee on Banking and Financial Services (1995-2001); Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs (1977-1995); Committee on Banking, Currency, and Housing (1975-1977); Committee on Banking and Currency (1865-1975)

Committee on Flood Control (1916-1946)

Committee on Foreign Affairs (2007- )
Also includes Committee on International Relations (1995-2007); Committee on Foreign Affairs (1979-1995); Committee on International Relations (1975-1979); Committee on Foreign Affairs (1822-1975)

Committee on Freedmen's Affairs (1865-1875)

Committee on House Administration (1999- )
Also includes Committee on House Oversight (1995-1999); Committee on House Administration (1947-1995)

Committee on Immigration and Naturalization (1893-1946)

Committee on Indian Affairs (1821-1946)

Committee on Industrial Arts and Expositions (1901-1927)

Committee on Insular Affairs (1899-1946)

Committee on Internal Security (1969-1975)
Also includes Committee on Un-American Activities (1945-1969)
Also known as HUAC

Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce (1892-1981)

Committee on Invalid Pensions (1831-1946)

Committee on Irrigation of Arid Lands (1893-1924)

Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation (1924-1946)

Committee on the Judiciary (1813- )

Committee on Labor (1883-1946)

Committee on Levees and Improvements of the Mississippi River (1877-1911)
Also includes Committee on the Mississippi Levees (1875-1877)

Committee on the Library (1806-1946)

Committee on Manufactures (1819-1911)

Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (1887-1995)
Also knowns as Committee on Merchant Marine, Radios, and Fisheries 

Committee on Mileage (1837-1927)

Committee on Military Affairs (1822-1946)

Committee on Military Pensions (1825-1831)

Committee on the Militia (1835-1911)

Committee on Mines and Mining (1865-1946)

Committee on Natural Resources (2007- )
Also includes Committee on Resources (1995-2007); Committee on Natural Resources (1993-1995); Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs (1951-1993); Committee on Public Lands (1947-1951)

Committee on Naval Affairs (1822-1946)

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (2007- )
Also includes Committee on Government Reform (1995-2007); Committee on Government Operations (1952-1995); Committee on Expenditures in Executive Departments (1927-1952)

Committee on Pacific Railroads (1865-1911)

Committee on Patents (1837-1946)

Committee on Pensions and Revolutionary War Claims (1813-1825)

Committee on Pensions (1880-1946)

Committee on Post Office and Civil Service (1947-1995)

Committee on Post Office and Post Roads (1808-1946)

Committee on Printing (1846-1947)

Committee on Private Land Claims (1816-1911)

Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (1837-1946)

Committee on Public Expenditures (1814-1880)

Committee on Public Lands (1805-1951)

Committee on Public Works (1947-1975)

Committee on Public Works and Transportation (1975-1995)

Committee on Railways and Canals (1869-1927)
Also includes Committee on Roads and Canals (1815-1869)

Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (1795-1868)

Committee on Revision of Laws (1868-1946)

Committee on Revolutionary Claims (1825-1873)

Committee on Revolutionary Pensions (1831-1880)

Committee on Rivers and Harbors (1883-1946)

Committee on Roads (1913-1946)

Committee on Rules (1880- )

Committee on Science and Technology (2007- )
Also includes Committee on Science (1995-2007); Committee on Science and Technology (1975-1995); Committee on Science and Astronautics (1958-1975)

Committee on Small Business (1975- )

Committee on Territories (1825-1946)

Committee on Ventilation and Acoustics (1893-1911)

Committee on Veterans Affairs (1947- )

Committee on War Claims (1873-1946)

Committee on Ways and Means (1802- )

Committee on Woman Suffrage (1917-1927)

Committee on World War Veterans Legislation (1924-1946)

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