Committees and Caucuses

As a lifelong Idahoan, I am pleased that my home state helped me develop a common-sense approach to doing business in the U.S. Senate. I am currently serving my third term as a U.S. Senator from Idaho, having previously served three terms as Idaho's 2nd District Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives (1993-1999).

The Congress has given me many leadership opportunities to share Idaho's perspectives. I presently serve as the Chief Deputy Republican Whip for the 113th Congress. I served as Deputy Whip in the 112th, 111th, 110th, 109th and 108th Congresses. I have also been privileged to serve as Co-chairman of the Congressional Sportsman's Caucus and the Western Water Caucus as well as a co-chair and founder of the Senate Nuclear Cleanup Caucus.  During the time I served in the U.S. House of Representatives, I served on House Leadership as New Member Leader and Strategic Planning Leader and as Deputy Whip for the Western Region.

In response to a need for more public awareness and education, I formed the Congressional COPD Caucus, which is dedicated to educating Members of Congress about COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and advocating for assistance and research.


Committees/Subcommittees Caucuses

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee

Budget Committee

Environment and Public Works Committee

  • Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health
  • Member, Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Member, Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety

Finance Committee

  • Member, Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources and Infastructure
  • Member, Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions and Family Policy
  • Chairman, Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight

Indian Affairs Committee

Leadership Assignments

  • Chief Deputy Whip, 113th, 114th Congress
  • Co-Chair, Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group
  • Chairman, Republican Capital Markets Task Force
  • Member, Republican Fiscal Reform Working Group
  • Member, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
  • Air Force Caucus
  • Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
  • Congressional COPD Caucus
  • Congressional Fire Services Caucus
  • Congressional Internet Caucus
  • Congressional Sportsman's Caucus
  • Congressional TRIO Caucus
  • Congressional WTO Caucus for Farmers & Ranchers
  • Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Caucus
  • Potato Caucus
  • Renewables and Energy Efficiency Caucus
  • Republican High Tech Task Force
  • Senate 4-H Caucus
  • Senate Biotechnology Caucus
  • Senate Impact Aid Coalition
  • Senate Medical Technology Caucus
  • Senate Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children Caucus
  • Senate National Laboratory Caucus
  • Senate Native Americans Caucus
  • Senate National Guard Caucus
  • Senate Nuclear Cleanup Caucus
  • Senate Philanthropy Caucus
  • Senate Produce Caucus
  • Senate Republican Conference Task Force on Hispanic Affairs
  • Senate Rural Healthcare Caucus
  • Senate Sweetener Caucus
  • Senate Western Caucus
  • USO Congressional Caucus
  • Western Water Caucus
  • Zero Capital Gains Tax Caucus
Last updated 08/10/2015