United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

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The United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (formerly the Committee on Banking and Currency) 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 and 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.

114th Congress

Majority Minority

Source: 2013 Congressional Record, Vol. 159, Page S296


Subcommittee Chair Ranking Member
Economic Policy Dean Heller (R-NV) Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Housing, Transportation, and Community Development Tim Scott (R-SC) Bob Menendez (D-NJ)
Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection Pat Toomey (R-PA) Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
National Security and International Trade and Finance Mark Kirk (R-IL) Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)
Securities, Insurance, and Investment Mike Crapo (R-ID) Mark Warner (D-VA)


Committee on Banking and Currency, 1913–1970

Chairman Party State Years
  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
  Homer Capehart Republican Indiana 1953–1955
  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

Chairman Party State Years
  John J. Sparkman Democratic Alabama 1970–1975
  William Proxmire Democratic Wisconsin 1975–1981
  Jake Garn Republican Utah 1981–1987
  William Proxmire Democratic Wisconsin 1987–1989
  Donald Riegle Democratic Michigan 1989–1995
  Alfonse D'Amato Republican New York 1995–1999
  Phil Gramm Republican Texas 1999–2001
  Paul Sarbanes Democratic Maryland 2001
  Phil Gramm Republican Texas 2001
  Paul Sarbanes Democratic Maryland 2001–2003
  Richard Shelby Republican Alabama 2003–2007
  Christopher J. Dodd Democratic Connecticut 2007–2011
  Tim Johnson Democratic South Dakota 2011–2015
  Richard Shelby Republican Alabama 2015-present


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