The United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (formerly the Committee on Banking and Currency and frequently referred to in the press as the Senate Banking Committee) has jurisdiction over matters related to banks and banking, price controls, deposit insurance, export promotion and controls, federal monetary policy, financial aid to commerce and industry, issuance of redemption of notes, currency and coinage, public and private housing, urban development, mass transit and government contracts.
The Committee is one of twenty standing committees in the United States Senate. The Committee was formally established as the "Committee on Banking and Currency" in 1913, when Senator Robert L. Owen of Oklahoma sponsored the Federal Reserve Act. Senator Owen served as the Committee's inaugural Chairman.
In accordance of Rule XXV of the United States Senate, all proposed legislation, messages, petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to the following subjects are referred to the Senate Banking Committee:
- Banks, banking, and financial institutions;
- Control of prices of commodities, rents, and services;
- Deposit insurance;
- Economic stabilization and defense production;
- Export and foreign trade promotion;
- Export controls;
- Federal monetary policy, including Federal Reserve System;
- Financial aid to commerce and industry;
- Issuance and redemption of notes;
- Money and credit, including currency and coinage;
- Nursing home construction;
- Public and private housing (including veterans' housing);
- Renegotiation of Government contracts; and,
- Urban development and urban mass transit.
The Senate Banking Committee is also charged to "study and review, on a comprehensive basis, matters relating to international economic policy as it affects United States monetary affairs, credit, and financial institutions; economic growth, urban affairs, and credit, and report thereon from time to time."
Members, 116th Congress
Members, 115th Congress
|Economic Policy||Tom Cotton (R-AR)||Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)|
|Housing, Transportation, and Community Development||David Perdue (R-GA)||Bob Menendez (D-NJ)|
|Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection||Tim Scott (R-SC)||Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)|
|National Security and International Trade and Finance||Ben Sasse (R-NE)||Mark Warner (D-VA)|
|Securities, Insurance, and Investment||Pat Toomey (R-PA)||Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)|
Committee on Banking and Currency, 1913–1970
|Robert L. Owen||Democratic||Oklahoma||1913–1919|
|George P. McLean||Republican||Connecticut||1919–1927|
|Peter Norbeck||Republican||South Dakota||1927–1933|
|Duncan U. Fletcher||Democratic||Florida||1933–1936|
|Robert F. Wagner||Democratic||New York||1936–1947|
|Charles W. Tobey||Republican||New Hampshire||1947–1949|
|Burnet R. Maybank||Democratic||South Carolina||1949–1953|
|J. William Fulbright||Democratic||Arkansas||1955–1959|
|A. Willis Robertson||Democratic||Virginia||1959–1966|
|John J. Sparkman||Democratic||Alabama||1966–1970|
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, 1970–present
|John J. Sparkman||Democratic||Alabama||1970–1975|
|Alfonse D'Amato||Republican||New York||1995–1999|
|Tim Johnson||Democratic||South Dakota||2011–2015|
- List of current United States Senate committees
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- "Jurisdiction". United States Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Retrieved May 31, 2019. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- "U.S. Senate: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs". www.senate.gov. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
- Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (Archive)
- Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. Legislation activity and reports, Congress.gov.
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