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The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have released all the assignments for all key housing committees to serve for the 118th Congress.

KEY CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES

  • The following are key housing authorizing and appropriating committees in Congress:
  • The House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means.
  • The House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services.
  • The House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations.
  • The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
  • The Senate Committee on Appropriations.
  • The Senate Committee on Finance.

The House Committee on Ways and Means

The Committee on Ways and Means is the chief tax writing committee in the House of Representatives and has jurisdiction over taxation, tariffs, many programs including Social Security, Medicare, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and unemployment insurance. The Low Income Housing Tax Credit falls within its jurisdiction. Texas House members of the House Ways and Means Committee for the 118th Congress are as follows:

The House Committee on Appropriations

The House Committee on Appropriations is responsible for determining the amount of funding made available to all authorized programs each year. The Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) determines the amount of government revenues dedicated to HUD and other relevant agencies, including the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. New Texas Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee for the 118th Congress are as follows:

The House Committee on Financial Services

The House Committee on Financial Services oversees all components of the nation’s housing and financial services sectors, including banking, insurance, real estate, public and assisted housing, and securities. The Committee reviews laws and programs related to HUD, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, government-sponsored enterprises including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and international development and finance agencies such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. New Texas Republican members of the House Financial Services Committee for the 118th Congress are as follows:

The Senate Finance Committee

The Senate Committee on Finance oversees matters related to taxation and other general revenue measures, including health programs under the “Social Security Act” such as Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, as well as TANF and health and human services programs financed by a specific tax or trust fund. The Low Income Housing Tax Credit falls within its jurisdiction. Texas Members of the Senate Finance Committee for the 118th Congress are as follows:

  • John Cornyn (R-TX)

The Senate Committee on Appropriations

This committee is responsible for determining the amount of funding made available to federal programs in each fiscal year’s budget. The THUD Subcommittee has jurisdiction over funding for the Department of Transportation and HUD, including community planning and development, fair housing and equal opportunity, the FHA, Ginnie Mae, public housing, and indigenous housing issues.

  • No Texas members

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

This committee oversees legislation, petitions, and other matters related to financial institutions, economic policy, housing, transportation, urban development, international trade and finance, and securities and investments. The Banking Committee includes a Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development that has jurisdiction over mass transit systems and general urban affairs and development and is the primary oversight committee for HUD.

  • No Texas members