Capital Building

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Committee Background

Year Established


Key Issues

Banks and financial institutions; insurance; securities; public and private housing; urban development and urban mass transit


Control of prices of commodities, rents, and services; deposit insurance; economic stabilization; export and foreign trade promotion; export controls; Federal Reserve System; financial aid to commerce and industry; issuance and redemption of notes; money and credit, including currency and coinage; nursing home construction; veteran housing; renegotiation of government contracts; matters relating to U.S. economic growth and credit and international economic policy

Committee Leadership

Chair Michael Crapo (R - ID)
Ranking Mem. Sherrod Brown (D - OH)
Ranking Member

Vital Stats

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