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The United States Senate
United States Senate
The United States Senate is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the United States House of Representatives comprises the United States Congress. The composition and powers of the Senate are established in Article One of the U.S. Constitution. Each...

 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
has jurisdiction over matters related to energy and nuclear waste policy, territorial policy, native Hawaiian matters, and public lands.
Its roots go back to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. In 1977, it became the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and Indian Affairs were removed from its jurisdiction into its own committee.

Members, 112th Congress
112th United States Congress
The One Hundred Twelfth United States Congress is the current meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It convened in Washington, D.C. on January 3, 2011, and will end on January...


The Committee is chaired by Democrat Jeff Bingaman
Jeff Bingaman
Jesse Francis "Jeff" Bingaman, Jr. , is the senior U.S. Senator from New Mexico and a member of the Democratic Party...

, of New Mexico
New Mexico
New Mexico is a state located in the southwest and western regions of the United States. New Mexico is also usually considered one of the Mountain States. With a population density of 16 per square mile, New Mexico is the sixth-most sparsely inhabited U.S...

, and the Ranking Member
Ranking member
In United States politics, a ranking member is the second-most senior member of a congressional or state legislative committee from the majority party. Another usage refers to the most senior member of a congressional or state legislative committee from the minority party. This second usage, often...

 is Lisa Murkowski
Lisa Murkowski
Lisa Ann Murkowski is the senior U.S. Senator from the State of Alaska and a member of the Republican Party. She was appointed to the Senate in 2002 by her father, Governor Frank Murkowski. After losing a Republican primary in 2010, she became the second person ever to win a U.S...

 of Alaska
Alaska
Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area. It is situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent, with Canada to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia further west across the Bering Strait...

.
Majority Minority
  • Jeff Bingaman
    Jeff Bingaman
    Jesse Francis "Jeff" Bingaman, Jr. , is the senior U.S. Senator from New Mexico and a member of the Democratic Party...

    , New Mexico, Chairman
  • Ron Wyden
    Ron Wyden
    Ronald Lee "Ron" Wyden is the senior U.S. Senator for Oregon, serving since 1996, and a member of the Democratic Party. He previously served in the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1996....

    , Oregon
  • Tim Johnson, South Dakota
  • Mary Landrieu
    Mary Landrieu
    Mary Loretta Landrieu is the senior United States Senator from the State of Louisiana and a member of the Democratic Party.Born in Arlington, Virginia, Landrieu was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana...

    , Louisiana
  • Maria Cantwell
    Maria Cantwell
    Maria E. Cantwell is the junior United States Senator from the state of Washington and a member of the Democratic Party....

    , Washington
  • Bernie Sanders
    Bernie Sanders
    Bernard "Bernie" Sanders is the junior United States Senator from Vermont. He previously represented Vermont's at-large district in the United States House of Representatives...

    , Vermont
  • Debbie Stabenow
    Debbie Stabenow
    Deborah Ann Greer "Debbie" Stabenow is the junior United States Senator from Michigan and a member of the Democratic Party. Before her election to the U.S. Senate, she was a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Michigan's 8th congressional district from 1997 to 2001...

    , Michigan
  • Mark Udall
    Mark Udall
    Mark Emery Udall is the senior United States Senator from Colorado and a member of the Democratic Party. From 1999 to 2009, Udall served in the United States House of Representatives, representing . He also served a term in the Colorado House of Representatives.Born in Tucson, Arizona, he is the...

    , Colorado
  • Jeanne Shaheen
    Jeanne Shaheen
    Jeanne Shaheen is an American politician, a member of the Democratic Party, and the Senior United States Senator from New Hampshire. The first woman in U.S. history to be elected as both a Governor and U.S. Senator, she was the first woman to be elected Governor of New Hampshire, serving from...

    , New Hampshire
  • Al Franken
    Al Franken
    Alan Stuart "Al" Franken is the junior United States Senator from Minnesota. He is a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, which affiliates with the national Democratic Party....

    , Minnesota
  • Joe Manchin
    Joe Manchin
    Joseph "Joe" Manchin III is the junior United States Senator representing West Virginia. Manchin, a Democrat, was Governor of West Virginia from 2005 to 2010...

    , West Virginia
  • Chris Coons, Delaware
  • Lisa Murkowski
    Lisa Murkowski
    Lisa Ann Murkowski is the senior U.S. Senator from the State of Alaska and a member of the Republican Party. She was appointed to the Senate in 2002 by her father, Governor Frank Murkowski. After losing a Republican primary in 2010, she became the second person ever to win a U.S...

    , Alaska, Ranking Member
  • John Barrasso
    John Barrasso
    John Anthony Barrasso is the junior U.S. Senator from Wyoming and a member of the Republican Party. He was appointed to the Senate following Craig L. Thomas's death and won a special election in 2008 to fill the remaining four years of Thomas's term....

    , Wyoming
  • Jim Risch
    Jim Risch
    James Elroy "Jim" Risch is a Republican politician, rancher, and attorney from Ada County, currently serving as the junior United States Senator from Idaho. He previously served as Lieutenant Governor and Governor of Idaho.-Early life:Risch was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin...

    , Idaho
  • Mike Lee, Utah
  • Rand Paul
    Rand Paul
    Randal Howard "Rand" Paul is the junior United States Senator for Kentucky. He is a member of the Republican Party. A member of the Tea Party movement, he describes himself as a "constitutional conservative" and a libertarian...

    , Kentucky
  • Dan Coats
    Dan Coats
    Daniel Ray "Dan" Coats is the junior United States Senator from Indiana and member of the Republican Party. He was in the United States Senate from from 1989 to 1999, retired, and then returned in 2011....

    , Indiana
  • Rob Portman
    Rob Portman
    Robert Jones "Rob" Portman is the junior United States Senator from Ohio. He is a member of the Republican Party. He succeeded retiring Senator George Voinovich....

    , Ohio
  • John Hoeven
    John Hoeven
    John Henry Hoeven III is the junior United States Senator from North Dakota. He is a member of the North Dakota Republican Party. He is expected to become the state's senior senator when Kent Conrad retires from the Senate in January 2013.Hoeven served as the 31st Governor of North Dakota,...

    , North Dakota
  • Dean Heller
    Dean Heller
    Dean A. Heller is the junior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Republican Party. Heller was appointed by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval to a vacant seat created by the resignation of John Ensign. He was previously a member of the United States House of Representatives,...

    , Nevada
  • Bob Corker
    Bob Corker
    Robert Phillips "Bob" Corker, Jr. is the junior United States Senator from Tennessee. Before his election to the Senate in 2006, he served as mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee from 2001 to 2005. Corker was a businessman prior to holding public office.-Early life and family:Born in Orangeburg, South...

    , Tennessee


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    Subcommittees


    The Energy Committee operates with 4 subcommittees.
    Subcommittee Chair Ranking Minority Member
    Energy
    United States Senate Energy Subcommittee on Energy
    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy is one of four subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.-Jurisdiction:...

    Maria Cantwell
    Maria Cantwell
    Maria E. Cantwell is the junior United States Senator from the state of Washington and a member of the Democratic Party....

     (D-WA)
    Jim Risch
    Jim Risch
    James Elroy "Jim" Risch is a Republican politician, rancher, and attorney from Ada County, currently serving as the junior United States Senator from Idaho. He previously served as Lieutenant Governor and Governor of Idaho.-Early life:Risch was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin...

     (R-ID)
    National Parks
    United States Senate Energy Subcommittee on National Parks
    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks is one of four subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.-Jurisdiction:...

    Mark Udall
    Mark Udall
    Mark Emery Udall is the senior United States Senator from Colorado and a member of the Democratic Party. From 1999 to 2009, Udall served in the United States House of Representatives, representing . He also served a term in the Colorado House of Representatives.Born in Tucson, Arizona, he is the...

     (D-CO)
    John Barrasso
    John Barrasso
    John Anthony Barrasso is the junior U.S. Senator from Wyoming and a member of the Republican Party. He was appointed to the Senate following Craig L. Thomas's death and won a special election in 2008 to fill the remaining four years of Thomas's term....

     (R-WY)
    Public Lands and Forests
    United States Senate Energy Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests
    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests is one of four subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.-Jurisdiction:...

    Ron Wyden
    Ron Wyden
    Ronald Lee "Ron" Wyden is the senior U.S. Senator for Oregon, serving since 1996, and a member of the Democratic Party. He previously served in the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1996....

     (D-OR)
    John Barrasso
    John Barrasso
    John Anthony Barrasso is the junior U.S. Senator from Wyoming and a member of the Republican Party. He was appointed to the Senate following Craig L. Thomas's death and won a special election in 2008 to fill the remaining four years of Thomas's term....

     (R-WY)
    Water and Power
    United States Senate Energy Subcommittee on Water and Power
    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power is one of four subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.-Jurisdiction:...

    Jeanne Shaheen
    Jeanne Shaheen
    Jeanne Shaheen is an American politician, a member of the Democratic Party, and the Senior United States Senator from New Hampshire. The first woman in U.S. history to be elected as both a Governor and U.S. Senator, she was the first woman to be elected Governor of New Hampshire, serving from...

     (D-NH)
    Mike Lee (R-UT)

    Committee on Public Lands, 1816–1921

    • Jeremiah Morrow
      Jeremiah Morrow
      Jeremiah Morrow was a Democratic-Republican Party politician from Ohio. He served as the ninth Governor of Ohio, and the last Democratic-Republican to do so....

       (R-OH) 1816–1819
    • Thomas Williams
      Thomas Hill Williams
      Thomas Hill Williams was a senator from Mississippi. Born in North Carolina, he completed preparatory studies, studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced. He was register of the land office for the Territory of Mississippi in 1805, secretary of the Territory in 1805, and Acting Governor in...

       (R-MS) 1819–1820
    • Jesse Thomas (R-IL) 1820–1823
    • David Barton
      David Barton
      David Barton is an American evangelical Christian minister, conservative activist and author. He founded WallBuilders, a Texas-based organization with a goal of exposing the claimed US constitutional separation of church and state as a myth...

       (NR-MO) 1823–1831
    • William R. King
      William R. King
      William Rufus DeVane King was the 13th Vice President of the United States for about six weeks , and earlier a U.S. Representative from North Carolina, Minister to France, and a Senator from Alabama...

       (D-AL) 1831–1832
    • Elias Kane
      Elias Kane
      Elias Kent Kane was one of the first U.S. Senators from Illinois.He was born in New York City, attended the public schools, and graduated from Yale College in 1813....

       (D-IL) 1832–1833
    • George Poindexter
      George Poindexter
      George Poindexter was an American politician, lawyer and judge from Mississippi.-Background:Poindexter was born in Louisa County, Virginia and was of Huguenot ancestry. He was orphaned early in life and had a sporadic education growing up...

       (W-MS) 1833–1835
    • Thomas Ewing
      Thomas Ewing
      Thomas Ewing, Sr. was a National Republican and Whig politician from Ohio. He served in the U.S. Senate as well as serving as the Secretary of the Treasury and the first Secretary of the Interior.-Biography:...

       (W-OH) 1835–1836
    • Robert Walker
      Robert J. Walker
      Robert John Walker was an American economist and statesman.- Early life and education :Born in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, the son of a judge. He lived in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania from 1806 to 1814, where his father was presiding judge of the judicial district. Walker was educated at the...

       (D-MS) 1836–1841
    • Oliver Hampton Smith (W-IN) 1841–1843
    • William Woodbridge
      William Woodbridge
      William Woodbridge was a U.S. statesman in the states of Ohio and Michigan and in the Michigan Territory prior to statehood...

       (W-MI) 1843–1845
    • Sidney Breese
      Sidney Breese
      Sidney Breese was a U.S. Senator from Illinois, Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, a forefather of Illinois, and "father of the Illinois Central Railroad".-Early life:...

       (D-IL) 1845–1849
    • Alpheus Felch
      Alpheus Felch
      Alpheus Felch was the fifth Governor of Michigan and U.S. Senator from Michigan.-Early life:Felch was born in Limerick, Maine. He was left an orphan at the age of three and lived with his grandfather Abijah Felch, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War...

       (D-MI) 1849–1853
    • Solon Borland
      Solon Borland
      Solon Borland was a newspaperman, soldier, diplomat, Democratic United States Senator from the State of Arkansas and a Confederate officer during the American Civil War.-Early life:...

       (D-AR) 1853
    • Augustus Dodge (D-IA) 1853–1855
    • Charles E. Stuart
      Charles E. Stuart
      Charles Edward Stuart was a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from the state of Michigan.-Biography:Stuart was born in New York, either near Waterloo, New York, or in Columbia County. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1832, and commenced practice in Waterloo...

       (D-MI) 1855–1859
    • Robert W. Johnson (D-AR) 1859–1861
    • James Harlan
      James Harlan (senator)
      James Harlan was a member of the United States Senate and a U.S. Cabinet Secretary.-Biography:Harlan represented the state of Iowa in the United States Senate as a member of the Free Soil Party in 1855. In 1857 the Senate declared the seat vacant because of irregularities in the legislative...

       (R-IA) 1861–1865
    • Samuel Pomeroy (R-KS) 1865–1873
    • William Sprague (R-RI) 1873–1875
    • Richard Oglesby (R-IL) 1875–1879
    • Joseph E. McDonald
      Joseph E. McDonald
      Joseph Ewing McDonald was a United States Representative and Senator from Indiana. Born in Butler County, Ohio, he moved with his mother to Montgomery County, Indiana in 1826 and apprenticed to the saddler’s trade when twelve years of age in Lafayette, Indiana...

       (D-IN) 1879–1881
    • Preston Plumb (R-KS) 1881–1891
    • Joseph N. Dolph
      Joseph N. Dolph
      Joseph Norton Dolph was an American politician and attorney in the state of Oregon. A native of the state of New York, he immigrated to Oregon over the Oregon Trail and settled in Portland where he became the state's federal district attorney...

       (R-OR) 1891–1893
    • James H. Berry (D-AR) 1893–1895
    • Fred T. Dubois (R-ID) 1895–1897
    • Henry C. Hansbrough
      Henry C. Hansbrough
      Henry Clay Hansbrough was a United States politician who served as the first United States Representative from North Dakota, as well as a Senator from North Dakota.-Biography:...

       (R-ND) 1897–1908
    • Knute Nelson
      Knute Nelson
      Knute Nelson was an Norwegian American politician. A Republican, he served in the Wisconsin Legislature and Minnesota Legislature, in the U.S. House of Representatives, as the 12th Governor of Minnesota, and as a U.S...

       (R-MN) 1908–1912
    • Reed Smoot
      Reed Smoot (U. S. Senator)
      Reed Owen Smoot was a native-born Utahn who was first elected to the United States Senate from Utah in 1903, and served as a Senator until 1933...

       (R-UT) 1912–1913
    • George E. Chamberlain (D-OR) 1913–1915
    • Henry L. Myers
      Henry L. Myers
      Henry Lee Myers was a United States Senator from Montana. Born near Boonville, Missouri, he attended private schools, Cooper Institute, and Boonville Academy. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1884, commencing practice in Boonville...

       (D-MT) 1915–1919
    • Reed Smoot
      Reed Smoot (U. S. Senator)
      Reed Owen Smoot was a native-born Utahn who was first elected to the United States Senate from Utah in 1903, and served as a Senator until 1933...

       (R-UT) 1919–1921

    Committee on Public Lands and Surveys, 1921–1947

    • Reed Smoot
      Reed Smoot (U. S. Senator)
      Reed Owen Smoot was a native-born Utahn who was first elected to the United States Senate from Utah in 1903, and served as a Senator until 1933...

       (R-UT) 1921–1923
    • Irvine L. Lenroot (R-WI) 1923–1924
    • Edwin F. Ladd
      Edwin F. Ladd
      Edwin Fremont Ladd was a United States Senator from North Dakota. Born in Starks, Maine, he attended the public schools and Somerset Academy and graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1884...

       (R-ND) 1924
    • Robert Nelson Stanfield (R-OR) 1924–1927
    • Gerald P. Nye (R-ND) 1927–1933
    • John B. Kendrick
      John B. Kendrick
      John Benjamin Kendrick was an American politician who served as a United States Senator from Wyoming.Kendrick was born near Rusk, Texas, where he attended the public schools, and then moved to Wyoming in 1879 and settled on a ranch near Sheridan, where he raised cattle.He was a member of the State...

       (D-WY) 1933
    • Robert F. Wagner
      Robert F. Wagner
      Robert Ferdinand Wagner I was an American politician. He was a Democratic U.S. Senator from New York from 1927 to 1949.-Origin and early life:...

       (D-NY) 1933–1937
    • Alva B. Adams
      Alva B. Adams
      Alva Blanchard Adams was a Democratic politician who represented Colorado in the United States Senate from 1923 until 1924 and again from 1933 to 1941.-Biography:...

       (D-CO) 1937–1941
    • Carl A. Hatch (D-NM) 1941–1947

    Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, 1948–1977

    • Hugh Butler (R-NE) 1948–1949
    • Joseph C. O'Mahoney
      Joseph C. O'Mahoney
      Joseph Christopher O'Mahoney was a Democratic United States Senator from Wyoming.O'Mahoney was born in Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, November 5, 1884. He attended the parochial and public schools and Columbia University, New York City...

       (D-WY) 1949–1953
    • Hugh Butler (R-NE) 1953–1954
    • Guy Cordon
      Guy Cordon
      Guy F. Cordon was a U.S. politician and lawyer from the state of Oregon. A native of Texas, he served in the Army during World War I and later was the district attorney of Douglas County in Southern Oregon...

       (R-OR) 1954–1955
    • James E. Murray (D-MT) 1955–1961
    • Clinton P. Anderson (D-NM) 1961–1963
    • Scoop Jackson
      Henry M. Jackson
      Henry Martin "Scoop" Jackson was a U.S. Congressman and Senator from the state of Washington from 1941 until his death...

       (D-WA) 1963–1977

    Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, 1977–present

    • Scoop Jackson
      Henry M. Jackson
      Henry Martin "Scoop" Jackson was a U.S. Congressman and Senator from the state of Washington from 1941 until his death...

       (D-WA) 1977–1981
    • James McClure
      James A. McClure
      James Albertus "Jim" McClure was an American politician from the state of Idaho, most notably serving as a Republican in the U.S. Senate....

       (R-ID) 1981–1987
    • Bennett Johnson
      Bennett Johnston Jr.
      John Bennett Johnston, Jr., known as J. Bennett Johnston , is an American lobbyist who was a Democratic Party politician and United States Senator from Louisiana from 1972 to 1997.-Early life:...

       (D-LA) 1987–1995
    • Frank Murkowski
      Frank Murkowski
      Francis Hughes Murkowski is an American politician and a member of the Republican Party. He was a United States Senator from Alaska from 1981 until 2002 and the eighth Governor of Alaska from 2002 until 2006.- Early life and career :...

       (R-AK) 1995–2001
    • Jeff Bingaman
      Jeff Bingaman
      Jesse Francis "Jeff" Bingaman, Jr. , is the senior U.S. Senator from New Mexico and a member of the Democratic Party...

       (D-NM) 2001
    • Frank Murkowski
      Frank Murkowski
      Francis Hughes Murkowski is an American politician and a member of the Republican Party. He was a United States Senator from Alaska from 1981 until 2002 and the eighth Governor of Alaska from 2002 until 2006.- Early life and career :...

       (R-AK) 2001
    • Jeff Bingaman
      Jeff Bingaman
      Jesse Francis "Jeff" Bingaman, Jr. , is the senior U.S. Senator from New Mexico and a member of the Democratic Party...

       (D-NM) 2001–2003
    • Pete Domenici
      Pete Domenici
      Pietro Vichi "Pete" Domenici is an American Republican politician, who served six terms as a United States Senator from New Mexico, from 1973 to 2009, the longest tenure in the state's history....

       (R-NM) 2003–2007
    • Jeff Bingaman
      Jeff Bingaman
      Jesse Francis "Jeff" Bingaman, Jr. , is the senior U.S. Senator from New Mexico and a member of the Democratic Party...

       (D-NM) 2007-present

    See also

    • The United States House Committee on Public Lands, was a predecessor of the United States House Committee on Resources
      United States House Committee on Resources
      The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, or Natural Resources Committee is a Congressional committee of the United States House of Representatives. Originally called the "Committee on Interior & Insular Affairs," the name was changed to the Natural Resources Committee in 1993...