117th Congressional Committee Rosters
The 117th Congress convened on Jan. 3 and the Biden administration took office on Jan. 20. Democrats now control the House, Senate, and White House. The balance of power in the Senate is 50-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting tie-breaking votes, which she has already done once. Over the last two months, congressional committees have named chairs, ranking members, and members to both the full committees and subcommittees. In the House and Senate, Democrats have control of committees, even though the Senate is evenly split, which means they will occupy the chair position, and the Republicans will name their counterpart who will be the ranking member.
NATCA will work with many of the committees during the 117th Congress. There are a few that are of particular importance to us. They include:
- The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, the House Aviation Subcommittee, the Senate Commerce Committee, and theSenate Aviation Safety, Operations, & Innovation Subcommittee, which have jurisdiction over all modes of transportation, including aviation, and are responsible for drafting the legislation that reauthorizes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs.
- The Senate and House Appropriations Committees & Subcommittees on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development are responsible for funding the federal government’s programs and activities, including the FAA.
- The House Committee on Oversight & Reform, the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, and the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee, which have the authority to provide oversight of any action the federal government takes, including federal workforce policies.